Allentown, Pa. — November 29, 2018 — On Thursday, Allentown Economic Development Corporation celebrated the grand opening of TRuCapSol LLC’s laboratory at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center. The startup venture joined the business incubation program in May and has spent the last several months fitting out its laboratory.
“We are happy to celebrate the opening of the TRuCapSol lab here at Bridgeworks,” said AEDC Executive Director Scott Unger. “Not only have they made a considerable investment in their facility, but they have also brought a highly talented team on board to grow the company.”
TRuCapSol (Time Release Capsule Solutions) is a company that takes high-value actives, uses their materials expertise to encase them to form micron-sized balloons, such that these balloons retain the active in the supply chain, then release the active over a duration of time. The company is focused on utilizing natural materials, which allows them to produce environmentally friendly and world-class capsules. By utilizing their patented technology and production processes, TRuCapSol can decrease waste and improve the effectiveness of the formulations delivered to their customers. The company’s initial product line will focus on the consumer goods space, specifically laundry products such as detergents, fabric softeners, etc. TRuCapSol has six scientists working out of the Bridgeworks location.
“We are enthusiastic to be a part of the Bridgeworks community,” said TRuCapSol CTO Jiten Dihora. “It is a great culture fit for us and allows us to scale-up technologies from the bench scale to pilot plant scale.”
AEDC Program Manager Anthony Durante was also excited to see the TRuCapSol lab space come to life.
“The team at TRuCapSol has built out an amazing space, the first of its kind in the building,” said Durante. “Not only will it serve their company well for several years, but it will be a terrific space for another startup company needing a wet lab that is suited for scaling up from R&D to production.”
TRuCapSol comes to Bridgeworks by way of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The company launched their research and development efforts at the TechVentures incubator in Bethlehem before relocating to Bridgeworks to scale up their operations.