January 19, 2010
The Eastman Business Park (EBP) currently hosts approximately 25 external businesses, one of which is Transparent Materials, LLC which was founded in November 2008.
Joseph Bringley, Ph.D., started Transparent Materials with a goal of serving the dental and medical markets with technology that enables bio-medical implants that better integrate into the human body, speeds the healing process, extends implant life and durability, and aids diagnosis, all of which ultimately improve patient outcomes. His company is developing multifunctional nanoparticles that may be integrated into polymers used for dental and medical purposes. The nanoparticles make the polymers stronger, more durable, and improve the compatibility of the implant with the patient.
Transparent Materials has received start up assistance from the Small Business Innovation and Research Program and the New York Energy Research and Development Authority. The company has recently decided to expand at the EBP and will be leasing several more labs and office space in Building 59.
We asked Mr. Bringley recently why he decided to locate at the Eastman Business Park and how things are going. He shared a number of positives about being located in Rochester and at the EBP. This includes the pool of experienced and well educated people, such as former and retired Kodak scientists now employed by Transparent Materials. In leasing labs at the EBP, Transparent Material scientists have access to Kodak's analytical equipment where they can pay for advanced testing without having to purchase the expensive laboratory equipment. Mr. Bringley also appreciates Kodak's flexibility in being able to lease additional space as the company grows, without having to commit to a large block of space.
It's a win-win for the Eastman Business Park to host an innovative technology company like Transparent Materials, and we hope for their continued growth and success.