Meet Our Clients – Phil Yang, The Principal of Oaiscell Biotechnologies

Phil Yang’s passion is translating basic science to life-saving medicine. With a Ph.D in Immunology from Duke University, and numerous academic publications, Dr. Yang is now at FITCI working on a next generation protein purification system that quickly produces a large amount of native, non-tagged proteins. The current process to purify native, non-tagged proteins is tedious and time consuming, requiring several steps of Ion Exchange HPLC, Gel Filtration etc. To simplify protein purification, Dr. Yang and his collaborator developed a novel protein purification system. The system utilizes an immobilized, extensively engineered protease that recognizes and binds strongly to the Profinity tag that is fused to the N-terminus of the target…

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Meet Our Clients: Will Sykora, Founder of Covailnt

It was a new home with wells that went dry that ultimately led Will Sykora to create Covailnt, a tech start-up focused on creating a validation platform for tech freelancers to connect with each other and potential clients. To cope with the unexpected cost of connecting to a municipal water system, Will moonlighted as a design consultant while working a 9-5, eventually ending up at T. Rowe Price as a UX designer. Working both day and night jobs meant he needed to be as effective and efficient as possible, including when it came to vetting prospective partners to meet client needs. When the people he had confidence in were busy, Will needed…

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Meet Our Clients: Dr. Olena Lar – Founder & CEO of Molecular Tools

As a young girl growing up in rural Ukraine, Dr. Olena Lar always thought of herself as a future scientist. She was particularly inspired by the books she read as a ten and eleven year old– futuristic science fiction written for adults–whose protagonists served as role models for the Greek ideal of a well-rounded citizen, versed in both science and the arts. After receiving her Ph.D in Molecular Genetics at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics in Kiev, Dr. Lar came to the U.S. for a post-doc in Michigan and eventually settled in the Washington, D.C. area. Her company, Molecular Tools, develops new bioassays for researchers and clinical labs,…

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FITCI awarded with TEDCO $10K Incubation Assistance Grant

Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI) has been awarded the TEDCO funded, and Maryland Business Incubation Association (MBIA) administered, Incubator Business Assistance Grant (IBAG). The IBAG grant was awarded in the full requested amount of $10,000.00, and will be used to support FITCI’s members with grant writing projects. FITCI was awarded this grant in 2017…

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FITCI and clients at the RESI Global Partnering Conference in Boston

The staff and clients of Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc had an entertaining and educational visit to Boston’s Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) 2018 conference. Mesa Science, RebuImmunity, Theradaptive, RoosterBio and Abilis Life Sciences joined FITCI’s CEO Kathie Callahan Brady and EA Kelly Tinlin in showcasing their companies’ latest innovations and connecting with valuable resources…

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FITCI Launches New Website

We are excited to announce the launch of FITCI’S brand new website! Our intention with this newly developed website is to provide our current and prospective clients, friends and Frederick community an improved and user-friendlier browsing experience. As our CEO, Kathie Callahan Brady, pointed out, “this website is long overdue but I feel that this…

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