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Apeliotus Vision Science is a company developing a diagnostic for the detection of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The company a recent spin-out of Apeliotus Technologies, a Georgia-based company that develops and commercializes medical devices based on university inventions.

Apogee Biotechnology Corporation is a spin-off of the Penn State College of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology, is developing chemical compounds that will inhibit the activities of sphingosine kinase, an enzyme known to drive cell proliferation and inflammation. Sphingosine kinase is overactive in several diseases such as cancer, diabetic retinopathy, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and atherosclerosis.

Better BowlsBetter Bowls creates nutritional puddings a gelatin products.  They are headquartered in the Hershey Center for Applied Research.  Their products can be found in select retail stores in the Northeastern United States.

is an early-stage company focused on producing reagents for diagnosis and therapy of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection was incorporated in 1996 and until recently was focused on consulting services.

Cruzstar specializes in developing and maintaining online food ordering solutions for the food service industry. Since 2006, Cruzstar’s proprietary web-based ordering technology has been used by businesses of all sizes – from independent restaurant groups to national corporate chains. Cruzstar’s focus has always been to provide powerful and customizable ordering software for its clients; and to aid them in producing more efficient sales and more profitable transactions in a competitive marketplace.

ide+ provides design and engineering services to companies wishing to develop new products for mass production. Their customers are deeply rooted in a number of industries, including medical devices and industrial product development.   ide+ believes that successful products and project outcomes are created by following an idea through the initial stages of concept planning, technical design and engineering to marketing and manufacturing.

Keystone Nano is a development-stage company working at the interface between nanotechnology and the life sciences. Its researchers create nanoparticles that protect and selectively deliver active compounds such as chemotherapeutics or small interfering RNA to tumors. The company has licensed technology from Penn State University and is developing proprietary nanoparticle technology.

Markant is a minority, woman-owned business that provides an outstanding mix of information technology services combined with seamless customer integration. These services improve the security, performance, efficiency, and responsiveness of our customers. Through this performance, Markant has earned a reputation for exceeding customer expectations. Markant is a technical company focusing on niche computer industry disciplines. These fields include Internet Security, Computer Systems Integration, Program Management, Database Application development, and Worldwide Web based Application Service Programs.

Red Privet is a software development company that creates online experiences for products and services.  They create innovative solutions for business applications and websites aimed at improving the customer’s experience.


Tex Visions, LLC is a manufacturer of custom printed textiles specializing in custom flags, banners, and displays for the advertising and promotional industries. Several different methods of printing are utilized depending on the unique specifics of each job, including direct to fabric four color process screen printing up to 6.5ft x 23ft and digital printing up to 16ft wide. Our unique product line, in addition to flags, banners, and displays includes custom printed umbrellas, Varioform® 3-D fabric advertising displays, outdoor and indoor flagpoles, Twiny® double-sided positive textile printing, and our newest products; Easy Frame® indoor fabric frame advertising system and BowFlag® advertising flag system.


vivoPharm is a contract research organization from Adelaide, South Australia that provides a clinically predictive integrated preclinical services in different disease areas (with a focus on cancer) to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries


WebPageFX is a leading and award winning custom web design, web development, and search engine marketing firm, providing services that are geared towards each client’s specific needs. Sole proprietors, organizations and established corporations all turn to WebPageFX for creative solutions that exceed expectations and deliver results. What can we do for your business? Visit and find out!

A company developing a diagnostic for the detection of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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