Frederick, MD (Vocus) April 29, 2008
The Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region is a productive R&D arena, with over $7 billion spent each year on scientific products for research and product development. Two local companies catering to the same target market, but with different niches, have teamed up to offer a spectrum of services to commercial, academic, and governmental research organizations.
BridgePath Scientific and Advanced Product Enterprises, LLC (APE) of Frederick have merged their operations into APE-BridgePath Scientific. “Both companies are currently headquartered at the Frederick Innovative Technology Center incubator,” stated Dr. Joseph Garner, President and CEO of APE. “We have collaborated on a number of projects, and joining the two companies will provide our clients with a complete list of value-added services from one organization. We believe the addition of highly trained and business minded scientists to the product lines sold by BridgePath, will allow APE-BridgePath Scientific to provide a high level of understanding and technical support to commercial, academic, and governmental researchers that is currently lacking in the industry.”
“I couldn’t be more pleased with this merger. The combination of the two companies will allow us to serve the biotech industry at-large in a more cohesive manner,” stated Patrick Haley, President and CEO of BridgePath Scientific. BridgePath Scientific provides scientific and laboratory equipment, supplies and custom research and development product fulfillment. They carry tens of thousands of products. Founder, President and CEO Patrick Haley is an active member of the Frederick community and the State of Maryland. He has served on many business, community, industry, and civic boards and councils, including the Technology Council of Maryland, Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, and the Suburban Frederick Kiwanis Club. Haley is a long time member of the Business Development Advisory Council (BDAC) for Frederick County, currently serving as Chairman, and the Frederick chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). He is also co-founder and former Chairman of the Board of the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI), Frederick County’s first technology incubator.
Advanced Product Enterprises, LLC provides preclinical contract research for pharmaceutical and vaccine companies along with several scientific research products. Their founders of APE have over 30 years of academic and industry research experience and recently launched APE Biodiesel, providing complete testing for biodiesel fuels. Dr. Joseph Garner, President and CEO of APE, was trained and received his PhD in molecular biology at the University of Maryland and studied at the Center of Marine Biology. He is active in a number of regional and national organizations, including the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Business Development Advisory Council for Frederick County. Dr. Garner has presented research worldwide at scientific meetings, including Translation UK in Dundee, Scotland and International Marine Biotechnology Conference in Australia.
APE-BridgePath is located in the Frederick Innovative Technology Center’s second incubator located at 4539 Metropolitan Court in Frederick, Maryland. For more information about the company and their services, visit http://www.bridgepathscientific.com and http://www.ape-bio.com or call 1-888-496-8333.
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