[+] You First Services, INC. attends AUSA Annual meeting and exposition
You First Services, Inc. attended the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, DC from October 14 to 16, 2019. The AUSA meeting is a highly attended event where companies supplying equipment to the military exhibit their products. There are over 30,000 attendees and 700 exhibits, including those from international companies.
We discussed our SteriSpace™ air sterilization technology with potential users and networked with companies for potentially collaborations. YFS representatives also met with HDT Global, Inc. to review recent testing results of a SteriSpace™ product to use in conjunction with a newly developed HDT Patient Isolation Shelter. The testing demonstrated SteriSpace™ product’s ability to meet the performance requirements needed to destroy biological spores and viruses exhausted from the shelter and to maintain the required negative pressure inside the shelter. The two companies are planning for a product launch of the Patient Isolation System later this year.
[+] YFS PHARMA DEVELOPMENTS
We have made many new additions to our Pharma facility this year. We created a new Real-Time Stability Room for stability of our formulations and commercialized product batches. We automated the labeling and coding operations to increase production efficiency. And we are currently in the process of acquiring new, state-of-the-art equipment and technologies for future production and more advanced contract manufacturing work.
[+] R & D LABORATORY RENOVATION
We recently completed renovating one of our laboratory spaces at Baird Research park and are currently in the implementation stage of setting up a new R & d lab with new clinical equipment and chemicals for future product development and formulation.
[+] NEW QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (YFS PHARMA)
Backbone of our new quality management system is in place.
[+] RIT FUZEHUB GRANT
You First Services, Inc. received the FuzeHub Manufacturing Grant from the state of New York. FuzeHub provides New York State manufacturers with guided access to their extensive network of industry experts, programs, and assets to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development, and other challenges to growth. With this grant, the Tom Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology is now providing You First Sevices, Inc. with expertise and help to streamline the procurement of parts and manufacturing of SteriSpace.
[+] metaqil clinical study results
MetaQil recently concluded an IRB approved clinical study at the University of Buffalo’s Dental School to test the product efficiency in alleviating metallic taste. The study demonstrated that 85% of participants found MetaQil effective as a remedy for metallic taste and enthusiastically continued their use of the oral rinse.
[+] SteriSpace™ Shows Great Results in Test With Isolation Shelter
December 13, 2018
SteriSpace™ unit successfully passed a validation test recently held in Alabama. The SteriSpace engineering team travelled with the unit to the test site where the unit was installed on an isolation shelter. The testing was completed in collaboration with one of our partners who supplies emergency shelters for defense applications. The 250 CFM unit has undergone evaluation for temperature and air exchange capabilities required for these purposes.
The “pre-production” air sterilizer prototype was delivered to our collaborator for formal production evaluation prior to implementing the SteriSpace into their existing expeditionary shelter product. Overall, the SteriSpace system performed well and the test objectives were satisfied. The system met the collaborators’ main objectives to provide the required air flow rate and sterilization temperature requirements.
[+] You First Services received the 2018 Bright Buffalo Niagara Industry Partner Award
November 7, 2018
You First Services received the 2018 Bright Buffalo Niagara Industry Partner Award, presented at the recent Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo held in Buffalo, New York. This award recognizes entities that have outstanding relationships with the University at Buffalo. Since 2009, Bright Buffalo Niagara has celebrated, recognized, and engaged with innovators in the Buffalo region.
This year’s award, announced by Alan Belicha, PhD, Director of Business Development & Industry Engagement, stated: “We recognize entities that have an outstanding relationship with our university. Over the past many years, we have been collaborating with You First Services in several ways that demonstrate the many links between our institutions. It is exactly this type of partnership that we value most and that we look to continue nurturing into the future. Whether as a licensee of UB’s intellectual property, conducting clinical trials with our experts, or by participating in other economic development programs, working with our You First Services colleagues has been efficient and effective.“ Dr Satish Sharma, MD, FACS, Chairman and CEO, expressed his gratitude for selecting You First Services for this prestigious award: “We are truly humbled and honored to receive this. I would like to thank all at the University at Buffalo who have wholeheartedly and generously supported the efforts of You First Services. Once again, I am grateful for the opportunity and would like to assure you that You First Services Group of Companies will continue to work towards achieving excellence, building a strong industry/academic relationship and continuing to create numerous job opportunities in the region.”
[+] Long-Lasting Dry Mouth Relief Product Featured in Walgreens Spring Rollout
April 5, 2018
You First Services, Inc. announced today that it has provided the first shipment of its unique, long-lasting dry mouth product, Lubricity, to Walgreens.
You First Services Inc is a developer of medical devices, OTC medications, sterilization and disinfection products, as well as infection prevention products. Located in Buffalo, NY, You First Services Inc. is dedicated to the research and marketing of next-generation healthcare products.
Lubricity is a spray medication and saliva substitute that provides lasting relief for the most persistent dry mouth symptoms. Its effects last as long as four hours. Lubricity also has a CE Mark clearing it to market in the European Union.
Dr. Arti Goswami, You First Services President, Corporate Affairs and General Administration, said: “We are honored to be on the shelves in Walgreens, one of the nation’s most respected brands. This is an exciting milestone for You First Services as a healthcare product development company, and for Lubricity, a spray medication specifically designed to relieve dry mouth. Clinical studies show Lubricity is preferred by a majority of patients over popular brands. This national rollout with Walgreen’s will provide a great opportunity help more Americans suffering from dry mouth symptoms.”
Approximately one out of four people are affected by dry mouth, also called Xerostomia. It is a known side effect to medications and radiation therapies. Dry mouth can make it difficult to chew, swallow and speak, and contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and other oral infections.
Lubricity streaming spray provides comfort and relief from dry mouth symptoms. Lubricity works differently from other solutions, forming a flavorless gel that penetrates oral tissue. This provides lasting relief from even the most persistent dry mouth symptoms. Sodium hyaluronate, a compound the body makes naturally, is the main ingredient. With effects lasting up to 4 hours, Lubricity provides significant improvement in the quality of life of those suffering from dry mouth. Lubricity has been cleared to market in the
United States by the FDA and has been given a CE Mark in the European Union. It complies with all applicable regulations and guidelines mandated by the FDA, the State of New York, and US Federal Law.
[+] You First Services Receives Global NY STEP Grant Program Award
November 28, 2017
BUFFALO, NEW YORK (November 28, 2017) – You First Services, Inc., is pleased to participate in the upcoming Empire State Development (ESD) Trade Mission to Israel on December 4-8, 2017. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Empire State Development offer funding through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Global NY Exports Grant Program. STEP’s objective is to increase the overall number of U.S. small to medium business exporters and to increase their export sales. ESD works in partnership with the SBA to increase the value of exports for businesses currently exporting, as well as and to help companies enter new export markets.
During the trip to Israel, representatives from You First Services will participate in the foreign trade mission, attend two networking events in both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and have the opportunity to network with potential business associates and distributors.
Our thanks to Empire State Development for this opportunity.