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LUBRICITY® RECEIVES OFFICIAL FDA CLEARANCE

Lubricity® Dry Mouth Oral Spray Is A Proven Success

Buffalo, New York – You First Group of Companies is excited to announce that Lubricity®, oral spray for dry mouth, has been cleared by FDA as a medical device. Lubricity® may be used for the relief of chronic and temporary xerostomia, to refresh, moisturize, soothe oral irritation and lubricate dryness in and around the oral cavity.

Arti Goswami, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, said, “It is very exciting to see the tremendous response that Lubricity®, our innovative oral spray for dry mouth, is getting from the users. It is a matter of great satisfaction for us to see how effectively Lubricity® is providing much needed relief to patients suffering from dry mouth. This further strengthens our endeavors to continue to work consistently and introduce many exciting technologies to create a positive impact for the people who need them the most.”

Lubricity®, oral spray for dry mouth, has also been cleared as a medical device in the European Union and affiliated countries. Lubricity® has further received approval in Canada and India. The Company is in the process of creating distributions worldwide.

Lubricity Innovations, Inc., continues to make great strides in introducing a number of innovative health-care applications.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Brittany Grimmer at 716-205-7215 or email at bgrimmer@youfirstservices.com

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Governor Cuomo Announces YFS Pharma to Expand in Western New York

"New Manufacturing Facility Will Create 28 New Jobs; Retain 14 Existing Jobs"

"Company Will Receive $500,000 in Excelsior Jobs Program Tax Credits"

"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that YFS Pharma, Inc., one of the You First Services Group of Companies, will invest $2.6 million to expand operations in Western New York. The company will construct a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, purchase new machinery and equipment and create 28 new high-paying, biotech jobs in the region. The company currently employs 14 full-time employees, and the expansion will create 28 new jobs. Empire State Development will assist the company with $500,000 in Excelsior Job Program tax credits.

"Western New York is rapidly becoming a hub of high-tech manufacturing with businesses choosing to come here and grow and expand in this region," Governor Cuomo said. "With the addition of 28 new highly skilled jobs at YFS Pharma, we take another step forward to help grow the Buffalo area’s economy – allowing this region to continue to thrive for years to come."

"Established in 2013, You First Services, Inc., a STARTUP-NY company following the concept of innovation to commercialization, works to develop and introduce technologies that have been created in the laboratory setting, but have been unable to obtain the resources necessary to complete the most important step in the process, which is to get finished products into the marketplace. The company strives to explore innovative and unique health solutions in order to enhance and improve lives through research and development. This would significantly help to ease the overall economic burden of health care. The regulatory department team in the company works diligently to meet FDA guidelines and related approvals. The company has shown steady growth in development of multiple technologies in the field of oral health care, sterilization and infection control."

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Internship and Job Fair

University at Buffalo hosted a career and internship fair for over 30,000 undergraduate students. On March 1st, students poured into the University’s arena, which was filled with a diverse collection of Western New York companies seeking student interns and employees.

Research & Development Company Speaks With UB Students

Members of the You First Services team attended this career fair seeking summer marketing interns. Students spoke with HR Generalist, Allyssa Darling, along with interns, Ben Saathoff and David Young, in order to learn about the opportunities available within the company. Ben and David were also able to elaborate and answer questions about the experience of a You First Services Intern.

You First Services wants to thank the University at Buffalo for hosting them and allowing them to speak to their student body about the opportunities available within the company.

If you’re interested in the available opportunities at our research & development company, with its commercial subsidiaries please visit our careers page.

You First Services, Inc. Awarded CAT Grants

You First Services, Inc. has been awarded the University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT) Grant, for the third year in a row. The project, “Fabrication of an enduring temporomandibular joint with lubricated fibrous tissue to reduce wear.,” was developed with the Center for Bio-surfaces and Biomaterials Graduate Program at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.

Lubricated Tissue-on-Ceramic Articulations as Improved Prosthetic Joint Implants

We are engaged in the testing of improved Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) implants as a needed first example of articulating prosthetics that minimize friction and wear while maintaining long-term function. The materials of construction rely on modern dental ceramics currently used for force-bearing crowns, covered by fixed (collagenous) pericardial tissues as used in surgical grafting, and periodically lubricated with a proprietary formula utilizing Nature's lubricant, hyaluronan (HA). Accelerated testing so far has yielded an inter-lubrication period recommendation of the order of six months, during which no tissue wear occurred under a repetitive 90N impact-and-sliding articulation while maintaining smooth function. A failure of bonding of the tissue to ceramic after 2-months of equivalent service in one case illustrated the utilization of a biological adhesive (BioGlue™) might not be adequate, as further illustrated by its uniform shear failure stress of 20-30 psi from living and fixed alternative tissues of blood vessels and ureters. Dental adhesives, demonstrably capable of long-term bonding to collagenous dentin, are being investigated to secure the required bioadhesion longevity.* *As seen at the 8th Annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium

You First Services Attends the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting

The National Association of Chain and Drug Stores hosted their annual meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, April 16th through 19th. You First Services was in attendance, and was introduced to chain and drug stores nationwide.

You First Services was excited to introduce current innovative products nationally, and would like to thank the NACDS for hosting us.

You First Services Attending American Academy of Oral Medicine Annual Meeting

You First Services is excited to announce their attendance at the American Academy of Oral Medicine Annual Meeting. This meeting will be taking place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Georgia from April 4th through the 9th. The 2016 Oral Medicine and the Future of Healthcare conference will address oral medicine and its place in healthcare today and in the future.

Dr. Hatton Invited to Present at American Academy of Oral Medicine Annual Meeting

Dr. Michael Hatton (Clinical Associate Professor) is currently working on three research projects at The School of Dental Medicine at Buffalo, NY.

He is the chief investigator on a grant funded by the New York State Department of Health, which will study the effectiveness of dentists screening for HIV among asymptomatic dental patients. The study involves three New York State Dental schools, and several community based dental clinics.

Dr. Hatton will be also presenting two research presentations at the upcoming American Academy of Oral Medicine annual meeting in April 2016. One presentation will present data as to whether recently graduated dental students continue best practices they were taught while in school, as they emerge into their respective dental practices.

The second presentation will discuss pilot data from a study done under his auspices at the Dental School. It will show that HIV screening among asymptomatic dental populations is indeed effective. Several HIV infected patients, who were unaware of their HIV status, were screened and diagnosed in while in a routine dental setting. All newly diagnosed patients were quickly placed into appropriate medical care.

University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer & Economic Outreach named World's Best Life Sciences Incubator

The University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer & Economic Outreach (STOR) was named the World's Best Life Sciences Incubator by the UBI Index.

The UBI Index (University Business Incubator) is a leader in performance analysis of business incubation globally. This Stockholm based company primarily focuses on providing the expertise needed to further advance incubators across the world.

The University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach houses numerous high-tech companies, including You First Services. After conducting case studies of 150 business incubators in 22 different countries, STOR scored the highest in talent retention, network enhancement, and relationships.

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You First Services Receives Innovation Hot Spot Grant

You First Services, Inc. has been awarded Western New York's Innovation Hot Spot Grant.

The Innovation Hot Spot Grant promotes cooperation among incubators and expands entrepreneurial services to dramatically help incubated startups and grow wealth in the Western New York region. In this effort, Governor Cuomo has worked to enable a new level of collaboration among business incubators as well as creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs.

You First Services has received this grant due to the company's good standing with the University at Buffalo Technology Incubator.

UB Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT) Grants Awarded

You First Services, Inc. has been awarded two "University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT) Grants" on June 25, 2015.

The first project, “Phase II: Xerostomia Dry Mouth Relief IRB Clinical Trial,” was developed with the Center for Dental Studies at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. The Center for Dental Studies has a productive and successful history of working within the industry. Perhaps the most important strength of the center, is its ability to provide comprehensive services such as developing research protocols, performing basic scientific and clinical studies for new product introduction and/or product enhancement, coordinating multi-center research, and facilitating technology transfer to industry. In partnership with the industry, The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has participated in the introduction of several products for both the dental profession and the general public, ranging from dental materials to topical and systemic medications.

The second project, “Removal of Biofilms from Catheters,” has also been awarded with the above mentioned grant. You First Services, in coordination with multiple University at Buffalo departments, is pursuing this exciting clinical research to introduce innovative technology to combat catheter acquired infections.

The mission of the University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT), located within the NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Science, is to support university-industry collaboration for New York State-based companies with promising technologies of tomorrow.

You First Services Announces Strategic Partnership with TPRC, University at Buffalo

Satish Sharma, MD, FACS, Executive Chairman of You First Services, Inc., and the YouFirst team welcomes Gene D. Morse, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, as a Scientific Advisor. In addition, You First Services, Inc., and the Translational Pharmacology Research Core (TPRC) at the University at Buffalo’s Center of Excellence, will enter into a strategic academic business partnership for global implementation of technologies. Dr. Morse is a tenured, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Associate Director of the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences at the University. He is Director of the Translational Pharmacology Research Core (TPRC) and Co-Director of the SUNY Global Health Institute. The TPRC is an internationally recognized leader in antiviral pharmacology, and has an expanding global health program. You First Services, Inc., a recipient of Start-Up New York, is a research and development company, who commercializes technologies that have been invented by scientists of repute. We follow the idea of innovation and execution, and introduce new technologies that make a significant contribution to society. The company strives to explore innovative and unique health solutions to enhance and improve lives through research and development. YouFirst has an interest in global health initiatives, specifically in reducing the transmission of secondary infections. We target scientific collaborations, high profile partnerships, and scientific ventures with progressive, innovative and ethically like-minded groups such as Dr. Morse and the Translational Pharmacology Research Core (TPRC) at the University at Buffalo’s Center of Excellence.