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Innovis is a provider of consumer data solutions and is considered a CRA in the United States, the other three being Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Most sources of information about consumer credit repair seldom mention either Innovis or PRBC, a fifth agency, as of 2013.Innovis is a subsidiary of CBC Companies, but companies that report debt activity, such as Verizon, refer to the company by the name "Innovis", or simply state that they report to "all four credit agencies". Wikipedia.

Das S.,National University of Singapore | Wu J.,National University of Singapore | Wu J.,Innovis
Organic Letters | Year: 2015

Recent developments of open-shell singlet diradicaloids motivated the search for stable singlet-triplet bistable nonalternant polycyclic hydrocarbons. During the synthesis of this type of molecule, such as the dibenzo-cyclohepta[def]fluorene 3, an unexpected azulene-to-naphthalene rearrangement was observed at room temperature, which resulted in new nonalternant hydrocarbons 8a/8b with a closed-shell singlet ground state. These studies provided insight into the unique chemistry of azulene and challenges for the synthesis of singlet-triplet bistable polycyclic hydrocarbons. © 2015 American Chemical Society. Source

News Article | December 12, 2011
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Telecom networking services firm Innovis Telecom Services Pvt Ltd has received an undisclosed sum from Nokia Growth Partners, the company has said in a statement. The proceeds will be used for expansion to various markets in the Asia-Pacific region. Although the investment amount is not known, Nokia Growth Partners typically invests between $5 million and $15 million in its portfolio companies. Co-founded by SK Acharya and Kapil Sharma, Innovis helps build wireless and broadband telecom networks in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and quite a few African countries. SK Acharya has more than 25 years of experience in the telecom industry with organizations like BEL, Nokia Siemens Network and Qualcomm. In the past, Acharya, was a key member of the Asia Pacific leadership team of Nokia Networks and led its country services organisations in Japan, Taiwan and India. Kapil Sharma is an engineering graduate with an MBA from IIM Calcutta, with more than 16 years of experience with organizations like HCL-HP and Nokia Siemens Networks. Both of them are board members of technical training and consulting services company Cognitel. Innovis provides a plethora of services including network planning, network deployment, project management, network optimisation for voice and data networks, managed services and consultation. Its key clients include Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, Huawei, Alcatel Lucent, Airtel, Axis Indonesia, MGear, Andrew Wireless and Viom Networks. “We see great opportunity for the operational model pioneered in India expanding in other markets. Innovis has domain expertise, and is already offering a range of advanced consulting and advisory services in the South-East Asia and Africa,” said Upal Basu, managing director of Nokia Growth Partners, while commenting on the investment. “With the Nokia Growth Partners’ investment fuelling our expansion plans, we are targeting markets with high growth potential and strong technology evolution roadmap,” said Kapil Sharma, chief marketing officer of Innovis. Incorporated in 2004, Nokia Growth Partners is a venture capital arm of Nokia, specialising in mid-to-late growth-stage and fund-of-funds investments. The firm invests in ICT (information and communications technology) companies with focus on the mobile industry and specialisation in areas like network layer and handset components, computing, software applications and the Internet. It also prefers to invest in emerging markets, especially in countries like China and India.

Li Z.,Innovis | Wong S.L.,Innovis
Materials Science and Engineering C | Year: 2016

Recent research has revealed a gamut of interesting properties present in layered two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) such as photoluminescence, comparatively high electron mobility, flexibility, mechanical strength and relatively low toxicity. The large surface to area ratio inherent in these materials also allows easy functionalization and maximal interaction with the external environment. Due to its unique physical and chemical properties, much work has been done in tailoring TMDCs through chemical functionalization for use in a diverse range of biomedical applications as biosensors, drug delivery carriers or even as therapeutic agents. In this review, current progress on the different types of TMDC functionalization for various biological applications will be presented and its future outlook will be discussed. © 2016 Elsevier B.V. Source

Yang J.,National University of Singapore | Chen J.,Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine | Li Z.,Innovis
Australian Journal of Chemistry | Year: 2016

The discrimination of Pt-GG adducts by mismatch repair proteins, DNA damage-recognition proteins, and translation DNA polymerases was thought to be vital in determining the toxicity, efficacy, and mutagenicity of platinum anti-tumour drugs. Studies on cis-diammine-Pt-GG (from cisplatin and carboplatin) and trans-R,R-diaminocyclohexane (DACH)-Pt-GG indicated that these proteins recognized the differences in conformation and conformational dynamics of Pt-DNA complexes. However, the structural basis of enantiomeric DACH-Pt-GG forms is unclear. Molecular dynamics simulations results presented here reveal that the conformational dynamics between trans-R,R-DACH-Pt-GG, trans-S,S-DACH-Pt-GG, cis-DACH-Pt-GG and undamaged DNA are distinct and depend on the chirality of DACH though their major conformations are similar. Trans-DACH-Pt was found to be energetically favoured over cis-DACH-Pt to form DNA adducts. Moreover, oxaliplatin and its cis-DACH analogues were found to preferentially form hydrogen bonds on the 3′ side of the Pt-GG adduct, whereas the S,S-DACH-Pt preferred the 5′ side. A three-centre hydrogen bond formed between cis1-DACH-Pt and DNA was observed, and the differences in hydrogen bond formation are highly correlated with differences in DNA conformational dynamics. Based on these results, it is suggested that the different bioactivities of oxaliplatin and its enantiomeric analogues were controlled by the difference in hydrogen bonds formation dynamics between DNA and the Pt moiety. Our molecular dynamics approach was demonstrated to be applicable to the study of stereoisomer conformations of platinum-DNA model, thereby suggesting its potential application as a tool for the study and design of new effective platinum-based drugs. © 2016 CSIRO. Source

Regulacio M.D.,Innovis | Han M.-Y.,Innovis
Accounts of Chemical Research | Year: 2016

Semiconductor nanostructures that can effectively serve as light-responsive photocatalysts have been of considerable interest over the past decade. This is because their use in light-induced photocatalysis can potentially address some of the most serious environmental and energy-related concerns facing the world today. One important application is photocatalytic hydrogen production from water under solar radiation. It is regarded as a clean and sustainable approach to hydrogen fuel generation because it makes use of renewable resources (i.e., sunlight and water), does not involve fossil fuel consumption, and does not result in environmental pollution or greenhouse gas emission. Another notable application is the photocatalytic degradation of nonbiodegradable dyes, which offers an effective way of ridding industrial wastewater of toxic organic pollutants prior to its release into the environment. Metal oxide semiconductors (e.g., TiO2) are the most widely studied class of semiconductor photocatalysts. Their nanostructured forms have been reported to efficiently generate hydrogen from water and effectively degrade organic dyes under ultraviolet-light irradiation. However, the wide band gap characteristic of most metal oxides precludes absorption of light in the visible region, which makes up a considerable portion of the solar radiation spectrum. Meanwhile, nanostructures of cadmium chalcogenide semiconductors (e.g., CdS), with their relatively narrow band gap that can be easily adjusted through size control and alloying, have displayed immense potential as visible-light-responsive photocatalysts, but the intrinsic toxicity of cadmium poses potential risks to human health and the environment.In developing new nanostructured semiconductors for light-driven photocatalysis, it is important to choose a semiconducting material that has a high absorption coefficient over a wide spectral range and is safe for use in real-world settings. Among the most promising candidates are the multinary chalcogenide semiconductors (MCSs), which include the ternary I-III-VI2 semiconductors (e.g., AgGaS2, CuInS2, and CuInSe2) and the quaternary I2-II-IV-VI4 semiconductors (e.g., Cu2ZnGeS4, Cu2ZnSnS4, and Ag2ZnSnS4). These inorganic compounds consist of environmentally benign elemental components, exhibit excellent light-harvesting properties, and possess band gap energies that are well-suited for solar photon absorption. Moreover, the band structures of these materials can be conveniently modified through alloying to boost their ability to harvest visible photons. In this Account, we provide a summary of recent research on the use of ternary I-III-VI2 and quaternary I2-II-IV-VI4 semiconductor nanostructures for light-induced photocatalytic applications, with focus on hydrogen production and organic dye degradation. We include a review of the solution-based methods that have been employed to prepare multinary chalcogenide semiconductor nanostructures of varying compositions, sizes, shapes, and crystal structures, which are factors that are known to have significant influence on the photocatalytic activity of semiconductor photocatalysts. The enhancement of photocatalytic performance through creation of hybrid nanoscale architectures is also presented. Lastly, views on the current challenges and future directions are discussed in the concluding section. (Figure Presented). © 2016 American Chemical Society. Source

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