February 1, 2017 - New Notice of Trademark Allowance
The USPTO issued a notice of trademark allowance on the name "gel-e," which is at the core of our branding. This allowance continues the build of our intellectual property estate, and we believe it to be an important asset moving forward.
See Trademark Serial Number: 87/045,953
January 15, 2017 - Biz Dev deal signed with the Jai Group
The Jai Group (JG) is a West Coast business development firm with a focus on pharmaceutical and medical device partnerships in Latin America. gel-e and JG just inked a deal through which JG will identify the best Latin American partners for gel-e's currently cleared Vascular Access product as well as future products. JG has an excellent track record of obtaining valuable licensing and distribution partnerships in Latin America for their clients.
September 15, 2016 - New Supplemental Grant from the National Science Foundation
gel-e is the recipient of a supplemental grant to our current SBIR Phase II Award from the National Science Foundation for $100,000. The award, called Small-Business / ERC (Engineering Reserach Center) Collaborative Opportunity (SECO), will go towards evaluating the safety of our chitosan-based foam in internal surgical applications. The Company will collaborate with Dr. Steven Stice who works at the Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Research Center, University of Georgia, where the studies will be conducted. This is an exciting development for our internal surgical research program.