Amicus Therapeutics, 5 Cedar Brook Drive, Cranbury 08512; 609-662-2000; fax, 609-662-2001. John F. Crowley, CEO. www.amicustherapeutics.com.
Amicus Therapeutics, which develops drugs to treat genetic disorders, has received a $210,300 grant from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, to evaluate small-molecule, oral compounds to fight the disease.
According to the foundation, Amicus has discovered an apparent link between certain enzymes and deposits of certain amyloids in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Amicus will use the money to test pharmacological chaperones, small molecules that selectively bind and stabilize target proteins in order to reduce premature degradation and increase the efficiency of protein trafficking through the cell.
Amicus’ studies will be carried out in collaboration with the Mount Sinai Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in New York City
ICG Inc., 997 Lenox Drive, Suite 115, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-806-5000; fax, 609-806-5001. Jeffrey R. Bedser, president. www.icginc.com.
ICG, an Internet security and threat management firm, has moved from Canal Pointe Boulevard to Lenox Drive. The firm uses investigative techniques and methodologies to find Internet-based threats and recover lost money.
CEO and founder Jeffrey Bedser, who also serves on the Security and Stability Advisory Council for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), is a former chairman of the Cyber Threats Taskforce for ASIS International, and is a member of the board of directors for the Joint Council for Information Age Crime.
He also serves on the editorial board for the Security Journal, an industry trade publication, and is an occasional instructor at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and at Rutgers, from which he earned his bachelor’s in computer science.
Bedser began his investigative career in 1987, working for companies such as Johnson & Johnson, UJB Financial, and Merck-Medco Managed Care. He founded ICG in 2000.
ICG’s chief technology officer is Michael Lewis, a 30-year veteran of banking and intelligence software. He is the chief architect of the iThreat, a software program that identifies Internet threats and alerts subscribers.
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Elite Graphix LLC, 45 Stouts Lane, Suite 3, Monmouth Junction 08852-1914; 732-274-2356; fax, 732-274-0144. Joseph Angelone, owner.
Elite Graphix, a print shop specializing in business forms and business cards, has opened in Monmouth Junction.
Next-Opp.com, 116 Village Boulevard, Suite 200, Princeton 08540. Scott Stein, manager. http://next-opp.com.
Scott Stein has closed two businesses and opened a new one on Village Boulevard. Stein had operated the Bullpen Group, a consulting firm for independent sales professionals, and LendAmerica, a residential mortgage company formerly known as Mortgage Zone. But Stein closed the two businesses to embark on Next-Opp, a national personnel firm that also offers executive coaching.
United Wealth Group LLC, 31 Jefferson Plaza, Princeton 08540; 732-355-1050; fax, 732-355-1051. Asghar Kazim, president. www.unitedwealthllc.com.
United Wealth Group has opened an office at Jefferson Plaza. The firm provides financial planning for business owners and individuals.