February 2011

Westbury Diagnostics, Inc is pleased to announce that it will be assisting the Life Science Institute, as the Institute continues to grow. The Life Science Institute was founded by John F. DeVivo and Paul L. Cimmino after many years of researching the training needs of the Industry.

Mr. DeVivo has considerable experience designing, marketing and selling process equipment used throughout the Life Science Industry. In addition he has held several senior executive positions with major equipment manufacturers and has been involved with technology transfers and large capital projects on a global basis.

Mr. Cimmino has experience managing manufacturing facilities in the Life Science Industries. He was Director of Pharmaceutical Services for a not-for-profit organization, The Long Island Forum For Technology, and developed specific training curricula for the Life Science Industry’s needs. He is a co-founder and current Vice-President of Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Nutraceutical Alliance in New York and Pennsylvania.

The Life Science Institute offers one to three day seminars concerning the various manufacturing processes and related equipment that can be found in the Industry. Every seminar includes numerous “hands on” demonstrations to enhance the learning experience. In addition, all of the instructors have been selected for their specific process and equipment knowledge.

The Institute presented a full day seminar on the importance of mixing in the preparation of both Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical preparations on January 18, 2011. The seminar was held at a new, state-of-the-art facility located in Pennsylvania off of Highway 80, just west of the PA/NJ border. Attendees not only attended lectures, but they got to see demonstrations on actual machinery that was brought in for the seminar. Each attendee also received a full binder containing a copy of all slides and procedures that were presented.

Members of the Westbury Diagnostics, Inc. staff were present at the seminar, and Dr. Green has agreed to join the faculty and to organize a meeting for the Institute in the next few months. Other members of the Westbury Diagnostics team look forward to taking part in programs both as instructors and attendees.

January 17, 2011

In the Spring of 2009, due to financial cutbacks from the State of New York, biology students at Farmingdale State College were informed that the college could no longer supply them with blank answer forms. These forms, used for tests that are given using the automated grading systems, were now going to have to be supplied by the students, at an added cost.

Westbury Diagnostics, Inc. has had a long relationship with the college, and at that time decided to help. During the past several years, the company’s efforts have allowed over 200 students to attend local prominent scientific meetings. The company is currently making plans to bring some students to the upcoming meeting on Pathogens in the Blood in New York City. The company has also had several Farmingdale Bioscience students as interns, and company personnel have recently become mentors to Farmingdale students trying to enter the healthcare professions.

Upon hearing about the situation in 2009, Westbury donated a supply of the answer sheets for use in the Bioscience curriculum courses. Many of the students enrolled in the Bioscience Program must work to support their education, and as a Long Island bioscience company Westbury Diagnostics, Inc was happy to be able help lower the costs of their education, even if only slightly. The company is happy to announce that it recently made its fourth donation.

January 25, 2010

Westbury Diagnostics, Inc is happy to announce that as a result of encouragement from our clients we are expanding our abilities in due diligence and FDA guidance as well as in business development. To accomplish this we are happy to announce that Warren Pearlson has joined our organization as a Senior Consultant.

Warren brings over 25 years of experience in project management and business development in the Pharmaceutical and Bioscience Industry to our team. In his career he has worked with small startup companies to develop business plans and business strategies, as well as with major pharmaceutical companies to manage various phases of clinical trials. Warren’s expertise will allow us to offer our clients not only the unique scientific studies we have been performing, but also to help them with an increased capacity to offer practical assistance in business and product development.

During Westbury Diagnostics’ sixteen year history we have performed a wide variety of unique niche projects for many companies. With Warren as part of our team we are going to be able to expand our abilities to be more than a contract R&D group, we will also be able to help many more of our clients get their products into the market, and develop their full potential.

For more information, please email us at consulting@westburydiagnostics.com

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On September 2, 2009 Dr. Lorrence H. Green presented a talk entitled “Anatomy of an Entrepreneur” at the first seminar in the “Nuts and Bolts of Biotechnology Entrepreneurship” series. The seminar series was held at Stony Brook Manhattan in NYC and jointly organized by the Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry Alumni Committee and NYC BIO.

Dr. Green found a very receptive audience as he used a figure from the game of Operation to describe various parts of the anatomy that are required in the successful entrepreneur. The audience consisted of professionals, academics, students as well as a few budding entrepreneurs. He told this group that:

“While having a head and a heart are important, they aren’t going to do anything for you unless you have the guts to put some skin into the game.”

October 1, 2009

Westbury Diagnostics, Inc announced that it has taken an equity position in Pillar Rock USA. Pillar Rock USA Corp is the manufacturer of ReVyte®, an effervescent tablet designed to re-stabilize the body of the vital nutrients lost as a consequence of an evening of overindulgence. “Wake up refreshed”. The product was formulated by a team of physicians and laboratory chemists who are experts in the field.

Westbury Diagnostics started a relationship with the company approximately 1 year ago, and has been providing R&D as well as business services. Dr. Lorrence Green, President of Westbury Diagnostics, and Mr. Alfred Dilimani, President of Pillar Rock, believe that this investment will help solidify the development of both Long Island companies. Both companies anticipate working together to develop many new products based on Pillar Rock’s proprietary technology.

Dr. Green also said that this investment is part of Westbury’s long term growth strategy of making equity investments in Long Island based Bioscience companies.

“There are many ways of growing a company. One of them is to identify a young company in which you think there will be future synergies and then making an equity investment. While this strategy offers smaller rewards than developing new products and new markets internally, it has a greater chance of success and is also less expensive.”

In 2004, Westbury made the first of several investments in Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. another Long Island based bioscience company, with patented technologies in the field of in vitro diagnostics.

For more information, please contact:

Westbury Diagnostics, Inc.
1 Belvedere Ave. Suite D
Farmingdale, NY
(631) 293-3626
info@westburydiagnostics.com

August 1, 2009

Due to financial cutbacks from the State of New York, biology students at Farmingdale State College were informed that the college could no longer supply them with blank answer forms. These forms, used for tests that are given using the automated grading systems, were now going to have to be supplied by the students, at an added cost.

Westbury Diagnostics, Inc. has had a long relationship with the college, and decided to help. During the past several years, the company’s efforts have allowed over 100 students to attend local prominent scientific meetings, including a recent New York Academy of Sciences meeting on Swine Flu. The company has also had several Farmingdale Bioscience students as interns.

Upon hearing about the situation, Westbury donated a supply of the answer sheets for use in the Bioscience curriculum courses. Many of the students enrolled in the Bioscience Program must work to support their education, and as a Long Island bioscience company Westbury Diagnostics, Inc was happy to be able help lower the costs of their education, even if only slightly. The company looks forward to continuing with similar donations in the future.

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Westbury Diagnostics, Inc was pleased to be able to take part in the 13th Annual Long Island Works Coalition (LI Works) Internship/Student Job Fair. The fair was held on January 8, 2009 at the Huntington Hilton, in Melville, New York. More than 1,400 students, ranging from high school juniors through graduate school students, attended the fair.

Dr. Lorrence H. Green, President of Westbury Diagnostics, Inc. spent an enjoyable day helping the students practice their interview skills, as well as offering advice about their resumes. Dr. Green encourages his colleagues to mentor and help students.

“I believe that helping the next generation as they pursue their paths through life is the best way to thank and honor those that have guided us.”

Dr. Lorrence Green offering resume advice to a student at the 2009 Long Island Works Job Fair
(Picture courtesy of John A .Hill & Associates, Inc.)

December 15, 2008

Westbury Diagnostics, Inc is proud to announce that Dr. Lorrence H. Green will once again serve as a Course Director for the Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry Program. The program is conducted at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and is targeted toward students at the graduate level and higher seeking to move into non-academic industry careers. Also targeted are life science professionals seeking to enhance their productivity and opportunity for success in the corporate environment.

Dr. Green will be presenting a series of lectures in the Business of Bioscience Module. Among the highlights will be his entertaining lecture based on real life experiences entitled, “Observations of an Entrepreneur”. This lecture describes ten observations that he has made in his career including his “Theory of Relativity”. Some of the lectures will also include guest speakers, such as John Hill, President of John A. Hill and Associates, and author of the book, “Tips and Tales from the Booth”.

More information can be obtained at the Stony Brook University, Fundamentals of the Bioscience Program website.

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November 4, 2008

Westbury Diagnostics, Inc is proud to announce that Dr. Lorrence Green, President of Westbury Diagnostics, Inc has agreed to join as a founding member of Pillar Rock USA Corp.s’ Board of Business and Scientific Advisors. The company produces the new product “Hangover Buster”. Pillar Rock USA was a finalist in the 2008 Happauge Industrial Association (HIA) Rookie of the Year Business Achievement award.

“Despite all of the doom and gloom that one continues to read about the economy I feel that there are lots of opportunities available to BioScience entrepreneurs on Long Island that are willing to work hard and to take a risk. Westbury Diagnostics, Inc. has taken an active roll by either investing in, or offering advice to, companies, to help them grow. We are confident that we can help Pillar Rock USA succeed in its goals,” said Dr. Green.

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Practical Handbook of Microbiology, Third Edition book cover

Westbury Diagnostics, Inc is proud to announce that the Practical Handbook of Microbiology, Third Edition was released on June 4, 2015. The nearly 1100 page book contains 51 chapters, and was written to provide basic knowledge and practical information about working with microorganisms, in a clear and concise form. Although of use to anyone interested in the subject matter, the book was intended to especially benefit two emerging groups of microbiologists: people trained as microbiologists that are highly specialized in working with one specific area of microbiology; and people that have been trained in other disciplines, and use microorganisms as simply another tool or “chemical reagent. New to the Third Edition was a chapter entitled “The Business of Microbiology” intended for investors in the Industry.

The Practical Handbook was again published by CRC Press, who are renowned for their nearly 100 years of publishing books in life science, medicine, pharmaceutical science, food science, environmental science, forensic science, engineering, business, technology, mathematics, and statistics.

Dr. Lorrence H. Green, President Westbury Diagnostics, co-edited the book and also personally authored three of the chapters, and co-authored two others.

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Westbury Diagnostics, Inc. is a full service organization which works with clients to generate solutions to problems in the bioscience industry. We specialize in unique niche projects that require a broad range of abilities under a single roof. We help identify issues or conflicts in your project, formulate solutions and develop them in house. Our clients seek custom R&D work, due diligence, or FDA guidance in the bioscience and venture capital sectors.

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