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Incubation Sensations

NBIA member incubators around the world have helped launch countless companies that have had lasting impacts on their communities, their industries and their customers. The businesses profiled here represent only a sampling of the many successful firms that have emerged from business incubators.

Their stories are interesting because they illustrate the many faces of success. Some of the stories are those of typical business achievement, featuring companies that have achieved employment and revenue levels that would make any CEO proud. Others tell how incubator companies are making a name for themselves — and their incubators — by creating and marketing products we use every day.

Although each of the companies profiled here has a different story to tell, they all share a common theme: All of the businesses demonstrate success that likely would not have come about without the incubator experience.

Martek Biosciences

Columbia, Md.
Martek Biosciences might not be a household name, but chances are if you have children, you’ve probably benefited from its products. Click here for full story.

OraSure Technologies

Bethlehem, Pa.
OraSure Technologies has developed tests that use saliva to simplify and speed testing for HIV and other infectious diseases. Click here for full story.

BW Technologies Ltd.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
BW Technologies hit the big time in June 2004 when the United Kingdom-based First Technology PLC acquired it for C$260 million (US$197 million). Click here for full story.

Object 9

Baton Rouge, La.
If you’ve seen Old Milwaukee beer’s new logo, you’ve seen the work of Object 9. Click here for full story.


Atlanta, Ga.
If it weren’t for the staff of the Advanced Technology Development Center, EGT might not be around today. Click here for full story.


St. Louis, Mo.
2004 wasn’t exactly a banner year for initial public offerings, but don’t tell that to the leaders of Stereotaxis. Click here for full story.

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