Welcome!

News Feed Item

Grove Instruments Inc. Oversubscribes First Tranche of $3M in New Series B-1 Financing

WORCESTER, Mass., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grove Instruments Inc., a medical device company based in Worcester, MA, developing the world's first noninvasive glucometer today announced that The Company's first tranche of Series B-1 Preferred Stock was oversubscribed and has closed. The first tranche was set at $3 M in new funds.  "This closing enables the company to covert long-term debt notes into equity and greatly strengthens our balance sheet," explained Arthur Combs, Grove's CEO. "Investor interest remains very strong as Grove closes in on the 2012 strategic goals we presented to our shareholders at our June Annual Meeting," continued Combs.

In 2012 Grove commissioned a strategic market research study performed by Health Advances (Weston, MA, San Francisco, CA and Zurich).  The results of that study strongly suggest a resurgence of interest in noninvasive glucose measurement technology, affirm the continued unmet need and market pull among customers, and point to a clear market entry point for Grove's value proposition.  "The study both validated and edified our internal strategic planning for 2012.  The results essentially endorsed our 2012 strategic plan, goals and objectives, and critical milestones," said Combs.  "The essential congruence of what we are doing at Grove with what the market clearly states are its own needs renews and redoubles our commitment to deliver our noninvasive technology to a demanding market," stated Combs enthusiastically.

"The clear alignment between industry and market requirements with Grove's own strategy has been a very strong fundraising tool," said Combs.  "The results of the Health Advances study validate the investment thesis for many of our current shareholders and several new investors which allowed us to close the first $ 3 M tranche in such a short time," he continued.

After closing the first tranche, Grove intends to complete the Series B-1 round with an additional $2 M raise early next year. "Market validation of company strategy is a powerful incentive for investors and employees alike," Combs said, "and the need for a self-monitoring solution that diabetic patients will embrace has never been greater."

More than 25 million Americans have diabetes, a number that is increasing by one million per year.  In Massachusetts, more than 400,000 adults have been diagnosed with diabetes, and these numbers are increasing at epidemic rates (61% in the last 12 years).  The cost of diabetes in the Commonwealth is $4.3 billion annually.

About Grove Instruments

Grove Instruments, Inc. is a privately held pre-market medical device company developing the world's first noninvasive glucometer that has exceeded the ISO 15197 standard for blood glucose meters.  Grove's patented technology is based on the seminal concept of the Optical Bridge and is unique among all NIR spectroscopic approaches to noninvasive blood glucose determination.  The Company has been recognized for its innovation, technology development and clinical results on 10 separate occasions by the NIH NIDDK with funded SBIR Grants. In 2011, Grove was also recognized by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center with an Accelerator Award – one of only 4 recipients out of all Boston-area life sciences companies applying in that round.  In 2012, Grove received its 9th issued US patent and filed 4 new applications.  For more information see www.groveinstruments.com or contact Arthur Combs (314 341 3444 mobile).

Forward looking statement

Certain statements contained in this plan containing words like "believe", "intend", "may", "expect", "project" and other similar expressions are forward looking statements involving a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that can cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the company's forward-looking statements include the following: market acceptance of our technologies, therapies, and products; our ability to obtain financing; our financial and technical resources relative to those of our competitors; our ability to keep up with rapidly changing technological; government regulations of our technologies; our ability to assert and enforce our intellectual property rights and protect our proprietary technologies; the ability to attract and retain key employees; the ability to obtain and develop partnership opportunities; the timing of commercial product launches; the ability to achieve key milestones in key products and other risks factors from time to time in the company's filings.

Contact: Arthur Combs, CEO
Cell: 314 341 3444, [email protected]

SOURCE Grove Instruments Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a ...
Every successful software product evolves from an idea to an enterprise system. Notably, the same way is passed by the product owner's company. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, will provide a generalized overview of the evolution of a software product, the product owner, the needs that arise at various stages of this process, and the value brought by a software development partner to the product owner as a response to these needs.
SYS-CON Events announced today that EARP will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. "We are a software house, so we perfectly understand challenges that other software houses face in their projects. We can augment a team, that will work with the same standards and processes as our partners' internal teams. Our teams will deliver the same quality within the required time and budget just as our partn...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory?
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tappest will exhibit MooseFS at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MooseFS is a breakthrough concept in the storage industry. It allows you to secure stored data with either duplication or erasure coding using any server. The newest – 4.0 version of the software enables users to maintain the redundancy level with even 50% less hard drive space required. The software func...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software in the hope of capturing value in IoT. Although IoT is relatively new in the market, it has already gone through many promotional terms such as IoE, IoX, SDX, Edge/Fog, Mist Compute, etc. Ultimately, irrespective of the name, it is about deriving value from independent software assets participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
SYS-CON Events announced today that A&I Solutions has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 1999, A&I Solutions is a leading information technology (IT) software and services provider focusing on best-in-class enterprise solutions. By partnering with industry leaders in technology, A&I assures customers high performance levels across all IT environments including: mai...
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
SYS-CON Events announced today that Systena America will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Systena Group has been in business for various software development and verification in Japan, US, ASEAN, and China by utilizing the knowledge we gained from all types of device development for various industries including smartphones (Android/iOS), wireless communication, security technology and IoT serv...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Outscale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Outscale's technology makes an automated and adaptable Cloud available to businesses, supporting them in the most complex IT projects while controlling their operational aspects. You boost your IT infrastructure's reactivity, with request responses that only take a few seconds.
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real r...