Tech Tidbits From Around NH

D-H names first research officer, Granite State Code Camp goes virtual this year … and more
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Catholic Medical Center in Manchester has added a second Tru-D device, a germ-eliminating UVC disinfection robot, aimed at protecting patients from serious hospital-acquired infections. Tru-D works by generating UVC light energy that modifies the DNA or RNA structure of an infectious cell.

Information technology firm Red River has named Sera Gray as the company’s new chief information officer. Gray has worked for 15 years at Red River, most recently as vice president of operations and served as lead executive for the successful integrations of Red River’s four recent acquisitions: Accunet Solutions, Natoma, Ambonare and CWPS.

The U.S. Small Business Administrationhas announced new funding opportunities for the 2020-21 Regional Innovation Clusters initiative. The clusters are geographically concentrated groups of interconnected businesses, suppliers, service providers and related institutions. SBA said it anticipates funding up to five new RICs and seeks applicants from across the country. For more information, please visit SAM.govunder list of Requests for Proposals.

Amy Skidmore has joined Interware Development, Amherst, order management specialist. She previously worked for over 10 years at the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles.

Exeter-based respiratory care technology firm Vapotherm Inc. has received $52 million growth capital financing package from California-based CIBC Innovation Banking. The company said it will use the funding to repay its existing revolving loan facility and term loan facility. The agreement provides Vapotherm with a term loan of $40 million, which matures five years from closing, and a revolving line of credit of up to $12 million.

Dr. Steven L. Bernstein has been named the first chief research officer for Dartmouth-Hitchcock, associate dean of clinical research at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and director of the C. Everett Koop Institute at Geisel. He currently is professor and vice chair of research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and Professor of Public Health in the Yale School of Public Health. In his new post at D-H, Bernstein will oversee all aspects of research and development in the organization.

The third annual Granite State Code Camp will be taking place virtually on Saturday, Nov. 14. Free to attend for anyone looking to learn from a variety of trained professionals, attendees of previous Code Camps have ranged from college students to adults well into their career. Among the speakers during the event will be Jim Wilcox, a Merrimack-based software architect with Insight Enterprises and a Microsoft Global Most Valuable Professional awardee for community engagement in developer technologies, and Thomas Stringer, a senior software engineer for Microsoft who’s based in Portsmouth. For more information, visit

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