Cambrian Innovation’s Co-founder and CEO Testifies before United States Senate

Somerville-based environmental product development company, now known as Cambrian Innovation, will address the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee on February 17

Cambridge, MA (Feb. 16, 2011) – Cambrian Innovation(Cambrian), formerly IntAct Labs LLC, is pleased to announce its formal name change today. The Somerville-based company, founded in 2006, is an environmental product development company focused on moving revolutionary scientific discoveries – especially those in the renewable technology sector – from the bench to market. To accompany its new name, Cambrian has also launched a new website:

Cambrian’s co-founder and CEO, Dr. Matthew Silver, has been asked by Senator Mary L. Landrieu (D) to testify before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. The hearing on Thursday, February 17 will focus on pending Small Business Innovation Research legislation, and the ways in which government can improve funding mechanisms for early stage innovation.

You can watch the video here.

“We’re honored to testify before the U.S. Senate under our new name,” said Silver. “The past few years have yielded incredible development success for the Cambrian team. We look forward to scaling and marketing our platform of water sensing and remediation technologies with our partners in the coming years.”

Silver’s testimony follows a period of marked growth for the company. In 2009, Cambrian, then known as IntAct Labs LLC, won the top Ignite Clean Energy prize awarded by the MIT Enterprise Forum. Resulting from their win, Cambrian was awarded over $100k in cash prizes, legal services, and real estate consulting. Additionally in 2009, the company was nominated to be a TiE50 Most Innovative Cleantech Company in the U.S. This recognition has allowed Cambrian to move forward with their vision to evolve and develop sustainable technology.

Cambrian identifies, validates and commercializes advanced technologies that can move industrial infrastructure from a linear to a cyclical system, moving from wasteful to sustainable. Cambrian Innovation integrates cutting edge advances in biotechnology and environmental remediation to make the cyclical use of resources profitable.

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Cambrian Innovation is an environmental product development company focused on moving revolutionary scientific discoveries from the bench to market. As a world leader in the commercialization of bio-electrochemical systems, Cambrian technological platform has applications for a range of industries including wastewater treatment, renewable natural gas, distributed sensing, and aerospace.

Cambrian is building its product platform with a network of collaborators in the Industry, Academia, and Government sectors. This platform allows the rapid and effective conversion of conceptual scientific advances into marketable products. Cambrian also provide market and technical feasibility analysis for corporate and government clients interested in quickly determining the validity of novel technologies.


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