About Us

NEXGEL Advanced Hydrogel Solutions is your skin friendly patch company! Our ultra-gentle, high-water content hydrogels are an excellent transdermal drug delivery system for a broad range of OTC and Cosmetic ingredients. Our hydrogels are more gentle because we don’t chemical cross-linking agents, instead, we use a unique electron-beam cross linking process to create the bond. Additionally, our hydrogels are more skin-friendly than many adhesive patches on the market, since we don’t use chemical adhesives to deliver our ingredients. All of this means that you can rest assured that you have one of the gentlest transdermal delivery systems on the market!

Whether you’re a Fortune 500 organization needing a gentler drug delivery system, or an entrepreneurial startup in the cosmetics industry, consider NEXGEL for your next great product or line extension.

Background

Based in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, we’ve been developing and manufacturing electron-beam cross-linked hydrogels for twenty-three years. Our team has formulated over 200 different combinations to bring some of the best OTC, cosmetic, and natural ingredients to the skin in a gentle patch that can be worn for long periods of time with little to no irritation.

Meet The Team

ADAM LEVY

CEO

34 years of expertise in capital markets, consumer products, marketing, television/radio advertising and direct to consumer sales. Led the successful turn-around of several financially distressed music companies as CEO of Warlock Records.

GREGORY J. ROBB

VP, Operations

Greg has of 30 years in the electron beam processing industry backing him. He has spent the last 23 years producing electron beam cross-linked hydrogels. Mr. Robb designed the layout, coordinated, and supervised the construction of the NEXGEL facility.

ADAM DRAPCZUK

CFO

Adam began his career in accounting and finance at KPMG LLP, servicing the firm’s assurance clients. He received his B.S. in accounting. Has served as Financial Controller for R-Pharm US. and has served as Vice President of Finance, CFO, for Inpellis, Inc.; Controller and Director of Finance for Tris Pharma; and Director of Finance for West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp.

STAFF

DAPHNEE ELYSEE

Sr. Chemist

JASON CATTELL

Production Supervisor

MANJARI VALIA

Quality Assurance Manager

MAY DECHAPHAITHUNSUK

Production Assistant

Our Facilities

Our 16,500 square foot cGMP manufacturing facility, R&D center and converting operations allow us to develop and manufacture unique hydrogels to meet your specific needs while maintaining tight tolerances and ensuring a seamless customer experience.

Our Facilities

Our 16,500 square foot cGMP manufacturing facility, R&D center and converting operations allow us to develop and manufacture unique hydrogels to meet your specific needs while maintaining tight tolerances and ensuring a seamless customer experience.

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Jerome Zeldis Chair

Dr. Jerome B. Zeldis was Chief Medical Officer and President of Clinical Research, Regulatory, and Safety at Sorrento Therapeutics. He was Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Global Health and Chief Medical Officer of Celgene Corporation. Prior to that he was Celgene’s Senior Vice President of Clinical Research and Medical Affairs and had been at Celgene since February, 1997 before joining Sorrento. He attended Brown University for an A.B., M.S., followed by Yale University for an M.Phil., M.D., Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (immunochemistry). Dr. Zeldis trained in Internal Medicine at the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences and Gastroenterology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. . He has been a board member of several start-up biotechnology companies and is currently on the board of the PTC Corporation (PTCT), Soligenix, Trek Therapeutics and Bionor Pharma. He has published 122 peer reviewed articles and created 43 US patents.


Dr. Leonard Nelson

Dr. Nelson serves as Co-Director of the pediatric ophthalmology department and Director of the Strabismus Center at Wills Eye Hospital. He is an associate professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College and staff member at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Nelson previously served on staff at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical School, as well as completed his surgical internship at New England Deaconess Hospital and ophthalmology residency at New York University, Bellevue Hospital Center. He went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the Children’s National Hospital of GW University Hospital and fellowship in ocular genetics at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Nelson obtained his Master of Business Administration degree at St. Joseph’s University and bachelor’s degree in biology from Columbia University. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and authored over 362 publications and 15 textbooks in pediatric ophthalmology. He belongs to the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and American Academy of Ophthalmology, among others.

Dr. Neil Chesen

Dr. Chesen is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has been in private practice at Chesen Laser Eye Center for 33 years, with extensive experience in cataract and LASIK procedures. He is also board-certified in internal medicine – one of only 40 physicians in the U.S. with this double board certification. Dr. Chesen received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Lafayette College and Doctor of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and residency in ophthalmology at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, N.Y. Dr. Chesen has hospital privileges at the Reading Hospital – Tower Health, Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, where he is chairman of the department of ophthalmology, and Surgical Institute of Reading, where he currently serves as Board Chairman. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


Dr. Stephen Brigido

Dr. Brigido is an accomplished surgeon and entrepreneur with seventeen years of experience in foot and ankle surgery, regenerative medicine, and product development. In his role as a foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Brigido has served as Chief of the Foot and Ankle Section at Coordinated Health for ten years, and has been the Director of the prestigious Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship for 9 years; with each of his fellows moving on to some of the most revered institutions in the country. In 2013, Dr. Brigido was named Professor of Surgery at the Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in his name. He’s been featured on numerous media outlets for his research in biomaterials and regenerative scaffolds as well as Total Ankle replacement surgery. In 2019, Dr. Brigido was named President of the Functional Regeneration Division at Celularity, a multi-platform cell therapy company in Warren NJ.

In addition to his role at Celularity; Dr. Brigido serves on the Board of Directors of Plazmology4, is a managing partner and founder at Venel Holdings LLC, and partner in BBHP Medical LLC, a healthcare incubator company. Dr. Brigido has commercialized over 40 orthopedic implants and biomaterials and has numerous patents in the field of orthopedics and regenerative medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science from Randolph-Macon College and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University.


Dr. Steven Banco

Stephen P. Banco, MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon. Dr. Banco received his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University. He attended Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and The Rothman Institute. Dr. Banco completed a spinal surgery fellowship at The New England Baptist Hospital in Boston

Dr. Banco is currently on the Editorial Review Board of Clinical Spine Surgery and has recently authored two book chapters in The Spine. He has published original research articles in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Spine and Current Opinions in Orthopaedics.

Dr. Banco is the President of Keystone Spine and Pain Management Center. He is President-Emeritus and a founding member of Keystone Orthopaedic Specialists and maintains active privileges at The Surgical Institute of Reading and Penn State Health/St Joseph’s. Dr. Banco has been a practicing orthopaedic spinal surgeon for 14 years.

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