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High-tech software finds local home

Wolf Road company pushing European software in the states

HyGie-Tech USA, the U.S. arm of a Swiss company, launched HG_Flow, a software to improve semiconductor, nanotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturing, on Wednesday, May 9. From left to right: Lora Vincent, executive administrator; John Garland, general manager; Dr. Philippe Le Goff, chief technology officer; Al Evans, marketing director; and Bob Domenici, president & CEO.

HyGie-Tech USA, the U.S. arm of a Swiss company, launched HG_Flow, a software to improve semiconductor, nanotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturing, on Wednesday, May 9. From left to right: Lora Vincent, executive administrator; John Garland, general manager; Dr. Philippe Le Goff, chief technology officer; Al Evans, marketing director; and Bob Domenici, president & CEO. Submitted Photo

— The U.S. arm of the European company is just about a year old and has offices on Wolf Road. The technology now being marketed domestically was created by a French scientist and has already seen great success in Europe.

“I noticed there was nothing that can, on a scientific base, assess the risk of airborne contamination,” said Philippe Le Goff, the scientist who developed HG_Flow.

Le Goff said it took years to find a formula that worked but when he finally did, he knew it was something he wanted to bring to the U.S. Whereas the software was being used primarily in the pharmaceutical and biodefense industries in Europe, Le Goff thought it had the potential to make an even larger impact in America.

“There’s much more of a place for computerized system in America as compared to Europe and a demand for such new tools and software in the states,” said Le Goff.

Domenici said he jumped on board with HyGie-Tech because he thought it fit perfectly with the region’s growing nanotechnology sector.

“I think this would be a great place to start because of all the economic development in the community, it’s just a natural fit,” said Domenici.

HyGie-Tech is not classified as nanotechnology, Domenici was quick to point out, but instead is a peek at what future technologies might pop up in the area.

“We’re not nanotechnology, we’re a new technology that goes beyond nano, so the benefit here is you’re starting to see growth of technology and other industries beyond nanotechnology,” said Domenici.

Le Goff said he’s happy with how HyGie-Tech USA has taken off and said “the outcomes … are much better” than he expected. He also said working in the U.S. has been a very different experience for him.

“It’s really a pleasure to work with something quite different. The way you work here, very rapid in development compared to what we can do in Europe, it’s impressive,” said he said.

For more information about HyGie-Tech USA or to see how it works, visit www.hygietechusa.com.

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