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Eventi Announces Investment in Base Pair Biotechnologies

Posted on: December 18th, 2017 by the_author() ?>

PEARLAND, Texas–(Business Wire)–Base Pair Biotechnologies, Inc., The Aptamer Discovery Company™,
today announced the completion of its $3.2 Million Series A-3 financing round and the opening of its
new 5,000 square foot laboratory and office facility in Pearland, TX, a Houston suburb. Toronto-based
Eventi Capital Partners Inc. and Base Pair Canada led the round, with participation from earlier investors
Houston-based BioTex, Inc. and Ashok Gowda, BioTex’s President & CEO, one of Base Pair’s founders.

Base Pair combines a highly customized aptamer discovery approach with a patented multiplexing
technology, bringing together DNA barcoding and next generation sequencing to enable simultaneous
identification of aptamers that bind up to 30 different targets. Aptamers are small, synthetic RNA or
DNA molecules that fold into unique shapes, which enable them to selectively and tightly bind to
molecular, viral or cellular targets. Base Pair will use the investment to acquire new lab instruments and
other technology that will allow the company to expand its cellular and molecular analysis capabilities,
enabling improved methods for finding aptamers that bind targets on and in live cells. The funding will
also be used to expand the team, providing additional technical capability and enhancing geographical

“Aptamers provide solutions to customer problems that are hard, if not impossible to solve with
antibodies,” said Vicki Singer, President and CEO of Base Pair, “especially for small molecule targets,
toxic molecules, and targets with low antigenicity. Base Pair’s unique value proposition lies in the
scientific strength and creativity of its team, which includes cell biologists, molecular and microbiologists
and biochemists, with decades of experience.”

“The focus on problem-solving rather than aptamer generation really sets Base Pair apart,” said Scott
Bryan, Managing Partner, Eventi. “We believe that the company is poised to rapidly expand in multiple
market sectors and are pleased to have the opportunity to participate.” Eventi is a growth capital
investment group founded in 2001, specializing in software-as-a-service, internet infrastructure services,
medical devices and life sciences

“Base Pair is delivering great results with tremendous growth potential that we’re excited to continue to
support,” said Michele Gowda of Base Pair Canada.


Source:  Base Pair Biotechnologies Press Release

About Base Pair Biotechnologies

Base Pair Biotechnologies is a privately held aptamer discovery and development company, spun out of
Biotex, Inc. in 2012. The company provides custom aptamer discovery and development services, as
well as offering a small line of catalog aptamers, and has a significant and growing intellectual property
portfolio in the aptamer space. Base Pair serves a diverse range of customer segments, including
pharma and biopharma, diagnostics, environmental testing, and veterinary medicine.

Eventi Inc. Announces Sale of Ceryx Inc.

Posted on: May 10th, 2016 by the_author() ?>

TORONTO, April 18, 2016 /CNW/ – Eventi Inc., a Toronto-based growth capital investment group, specializing in high growth technologies, announced today the company has completed another successful exit through the sale of Ceryx Inc. to Dimension Data, delivering a strong return for its investors.

Tenzing Ranked in the PROFIT 200 for 7th Consecutive Year

Posted on: January 28th, 2013 by the_author() ?>

Tenzing Managed IT Services (Tenzing), a leading provider of hosting solutions for Ecommerce System Integrators (SIs) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers, is proud to announce that the company has been included in the 24th annual PROFIT 200 list of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. Ranked 170, Tenzing has been on the PROFIT 200 list for seven consecutive years.

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Posted on: January 28th, 2013 by the_author() ?>

Ceryx has been named one of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in the 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ ranking in North America. “Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ is another milestone for Ceryx,” said Gus Harsfai, CEO. “We attribute this strong growth to the focus and performance of our employees…

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Tenzing and Intershop Partner to Deliver Comprehensive, Cloud-based E-commerce Solutions

Posted on: March 14th, 2012 by the_author() ?>

Tenzing Managed IT Services (Tenzing), a leading provider of hosting solutions for E-commerce System Integrators (SIs) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers announced today it has partnered with Intershop Communications Inc., a premier provider of agile, multi-channel e-commerce solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Tenzing will provide fully managed IT services tuned to support Intershop solutions. The partnership will initially focus on B2B and discreet manufacturing customers, as well as Intershop’s ISV (Independent Software Vendor) partners with a variety of fully managed services and hosting options.

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Ceryx and Global Relay Partner to Deliver Enterprise-Grade SaaS Messaging and Archiving Solution

Posted on: January 25th, 2012 by the_author() ?>

Ceryx Inc. and Global Relay – two industry leaders in email and archiving – have teamed together to deliver an end-to-end SaaS Messaging solution designed to provide a high performance, high availability alternative to costly, in-house messaging and archiving solutions.

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Ceryx Named Microsoft Hosting Solution Partner of the Year for the 2nd Year in a Row

Posted on: January 25th, 2012 by the_author() ?>

Microsoft made the announcement at the 2009 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards

Ceryx Inc, the leading managed service provider of enterprise-grade messaging, collaboration and unified communications, has been named Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year for the 2nd year in a row. Microsoft made the announcement at the 2009 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards.

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Tenzing a Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year Finalist in Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards

Posted on: January 25th, 2012 by the_author() ?>

Tenzing announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year category for the 2009 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards. The seventh annual IMPACT Awards recognize excellence within the Microsoft technology partner community in Canada as well as the innovative solutions and value they deliver to customers.

“Partners are the heart of Microsoft’s business and we’ve always relied upon a their commitment to innovation and customer service to provide the foundation for delivering solutions to the marketplace.” said Corinne Sharp, National Director, Canadian Partner channel, Microsoft Canada Co. “We are happy to celebrate the accomplishments of industry leaders like Tenzing at the Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards.”

Tenzing was chosen as a finalist in Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year for work to establish a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Enablement Service for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). As the first and only Microsoft Software + Solutions Incubation Partner in Canada, Tenzing worked with customer, ONE EIGHTY CORP, to migrate their SaaS application to an enterprise-class hosting platform with integrated disaster recovery in an astounding 22 days.

“We are pleased to receive this recognition as Finalist for Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year”, said Brian Shepard, President and CEO of Tenzing. “Tenzing is a long standing Microsoft Gold Partner and committed to the Software + Services Incubation Center program that is helping ISVs make the sometimes challenging move to SaaS.

Tenzing, along with other technology partner winners and finalists in each of the award categories, will be honoured at an award ceremony in Toronto on November 12, 2009.

Tenzing Earns SAS 70 Type II Designation for its SaaS and Ecommerce Hosting Platform

Posted on: January 25th, 2012 by the_author() ?>

Tenzing Managed IT Services, a leading provider of hosting solutions for Software as a Service (SaaS) companies and Ecommerce systems integrators, today announced it has successfully completed the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) Type II, Service Organizations. Tenzing is now the only Canadian managed services provider to combine SAS 70 Type II, ISO 27001 and PCI information security certifications, enabling it to provide best-of-breed security and compliance controls to its clients.

SAS Type II audits are important in today’s environment of increased business process outsourcing and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Completion of the SAS 70 Type II designation acknowledges that Tenzing’s processes and controls have been evaluated and tested by an independent service auditor: PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“Our customers serve some of the world’s biggest brands and they trust Tenzing to provide a secure, enterprise-ready hosting platform to run their mission critical applications,” says Kelly Beardmore, Tenzing’s COO and CTO. “The successful completion of our SAS70 Type II audit along with the ISO 27001 Information Security certification highlights Tenzing’s commitment to exceed the rigorous expectations of our SaaS and Ecommerce clients.”

The audit – which was carried out from April 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009 – examined Tenzing’s internal processes and controls over its Toronto and Vancouver data centres. The control categories included: organization and security; asset management; human resources; physical security and environmental controls; operations management; access control; change management; and information security.

Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the SAS 70 Type II is a widely recognized auditing standard, and reinforces that a service organization has been through an in-depth audit of their control objectives and control activities, which often includes controls over information technology and related processes.