East Stroudsburg University launched the President’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series in April with ESU alumnus and founder of Philly Pretzel Factory, Dan DiZio. The series will continue this semester with CEO of CryoConcepts, LP, one of the fastest growing technology companies in the field of cyro-based products for esthetics and medical use, and ESU graduate, Dr. Sam Niedbala ’82. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. in Beers Lecture Hall.
A graduate of East Stroudsburg University’s chemistry program, Dr. Niedbala began his entrepreneurial endeavors in 1979 by launching his former company, OraSure Technologies, Inc., which developed the first rapid HIV test in the United States that was approved for use with blood and saliva and another product, OraQuick, an over-the-counter version of the same test. He was responsible for development of new products and technologies as well as over 70 approvals of new medical devices by the FDA.