Frederick Tech Incubator Awarded $450,000 From Rural Maryland Prosperity...

By Kathie Callahan Brady | September 07, 2018

The Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI), Frederick, Maryland’s tech incubator, announced today that it is the recipient of two grants totaling $450,000 from the Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund of the Rural Maryland Council (RMC). The Fund provides targeted investment... Read more


VERALOX Therapeutics Tackles Drug Development, Engages World Renown Board

By David Maloney, Ph.D., CSO, Veralox Therapeutics | August 31, 2018

Frederick, Maryland – Rare blood disorders are on VERALOX Therapeutics Inc.’s “hit” list. The company, a small molecule drug discovery and development firm based in the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI), launched in September 2017 with a mission to develop a first-in-class... Read more


Two Frederick Biotech Start-Ups Among Ten Finalists to Present at First Coast...

By Kathie Callahan Brady | August 30, 2018

The Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI), Frederick, Maryland’s tech incubator, announced today that two of its client companies, Abilis Life Sciences and Theradaptive, are among ten finalists who will be presenting at the First Coast Innovation Challenge on September 5th in... Read more


TEDCO’s Rural Business Innovation Initiative Announces Pre-Seed Investments in...

By Tammi Thomas, Vice President for Marketing, TEDCO | July 19, 2018

BALTIMORE (July 19, 2018)—TEDCO’s Rural Business Innovation Initiative (RBI2) announced its latest pre-seed investment in two rural-based companies—Nanobiofab and GOEFER. As recipients of RBI2 investments, the companies will receive ongoing mentoring and funding to continue their product... Read more


Mesa Science Associates Supports Homeland Security

By MICHAEL MESA and Kathie Callahan Brady | June 1, 2018

Defending citizens and servicemembers against chemical or biological attack, as well as the threat of emerging diseases, is a priority mission for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Fort Detrick campus. NIH is the nation’s... Read more


Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. - Success Story: Veteran-Owned...

By YI ARNOLD and Kathie Callahan Brady | May 23, 2018

Exploding IEDs rarely make things better, but one Maryland start-up company is turning tragedy into triumph. Theradaptive, founded in 2014, is a veteran-owned biopharmaceutical firm developing targeted therapeutics that repair damaged bones, cartilage and nerves through tissue regeneration. Luis... Read more


Goefer to Present at The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur as one of 9 Top Start-Ups in DC...

By Kathie Callahan Brady | May 22, 2018

On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, FITCI incubator client Goefer will present at The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur expo in Washington, DC. The event will be at the AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment & Policy. The address is 601 New Jersey Avenue Northwest (5th Floor), Washington, DC 20001. Goefer is proud... Read more


Integrated Pharma Services Company's President Named Business Leader of the Year

By Kathie Callahan Brady and MINA IZADJOO, PHD | May 17, 2018

Mina Izadjoo, PhD and her team grow more than cells in her lab at the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI) on Metropolitan Court. She helps nurture the next generation of scientists. Dr. Izadjoo is President and Chief Science Officer of Integrated Pharma Services (IPS). She is the... Read more


So you want to be an entrepreneur?

By Kathie Callahan Brady | May 13, 2018

There is an ongoing debate exploring whether entrepreneurs are born or molded by their experiences. Some believe the entrepreneurial spirit is a deep-seated innate gene that you either have or you don’t. Being an entrepreneur means you’re willing and excited at the prospect of jumping into... Read more


Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. Success Story: Decentralized...

By Kathie Callahan Brady | May 7, 2018

Ethereum, a leader in the burgeoning crypto currency market, awarded Frederick-based start-up Decentralized Derivatives Association (DDA) a $100K grant for research and development. DDA was invited to apply just two months after its establishment in October 2017, based on beta market response to... Read more


Local Family Distills the Spirit of Japanese Shochu

By TAKA AMANO and Kathie Callahan Brady | May 2, 2018

Taka Amano logged enough trips between his native Japan and the US, his adopted homeland, to circle the globe more than 50 times. He’s not a pilot, just a self-described “science nerd” who spun an Interdisciplinary Studies degree into a successful consulting firm, helping companies in both... Read more


Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. – Success Story: GOEFER Develops...

By Kathie Callahan Brady | April 30, 2018

Mike Herod and Jarred Nicholls are vampire hunters, of sorts. They target the sneaky, power-sucking drain of electronic devices – such as game consoles, printers, televisions, and appliances – that silently siphon energy out of homes and businesses. Now, they are recruiting early adopters to... Read more


NanoBioFab Founder and CEO, Dr. Xiaonao Liu Wins First Place in the 2018 US...

By Dr. Xiaonao Liu, CEO, Nanobiofab | April 17, 2018

On Sunday April 8th 2018, Dr. Xiaonao Liu was awarded first place in the US Eastern Entrepreneurship Contest, hosted by the Center for US-China Technology, Innovation, and Development. This contest which took place in our nation’s capital, Washington DC, is an annual competition for all... Read more


Biotech company celebrates move to new Frederick location

By Ryan Marshall | February 24, 2018

Margot Connor has global ambitions for her company, RoosterBio Inc. But she expects that it will stay connected to its Frederick roots.Connor, RoosterBio’s CEO, said the company will likely open locations in other areas as it looks to grow.“We want to address all markets,” Connor said.But she... Read more