Forward Science Celebrates a Decade of Innovation and Milestones

Houston, TX (December 2023) – Forward Science, a Houston-based and locally operated MedTech company, proudly commemorates a decade of accomplishments and groundbreaking innovations in the realm of healthcare technology. 

Over the past 10 years, Forward Science has evolved into a pioneering MedTech company that has revolutionized oral health through its commitment to cutting-edge products and unwavering dedication to excellence. Established in 2012 by biomedical engineers Brian Pikkula and Robert Whitman, the company has consistently pushed the boundaries of oral healthcare technology, developing advanced oral healthcare products and devices, such as their flagship product OralID, along with SalivaMAX, BioStōm, TheraStōm, OxiStōm, and other R&D products. 

From its humble beginnings in a garage, Forward Science has emerged as a thriving MedTech company, focused on creating proven, cost-effective technologies that provide optimal oral healthcare solutions for both patients and clinicians. “Our journey from a garage startup to where we stand today has been nothing short of remarkable. As we embark on our second decade, we're excited to continue the growth and evolution of our company and product lines,” expressed Brian Pikkula, Chief Scientific Officer of Forward Science. 

The company's FDA-registered medical device and drug manufacturing facility have significantly expanded, fostering a unique vertically integrated structure. Integrating design, development, manufacturing, commercialization, and support for in-house oral healthcare products under one roof is a rare feat in the industry. “Celebrating a decade in business is an honor. Our status as a vertically integrated MedTech company based in the United States is an achievement made possible through the collective efforts of our partners and the unwavering dedication of our team. We are grateful for their continued support and relentless commitment to advancing scientific innovation,” said Robert J. Whitman, Forward Science’s Chief Executive Officer. 

Forward Science has received significant recognition for its impactful products and innovative contributions. Among these achievements are OralID receiving the “Editors' Choice Award” and a perfect score from Dental Advisor Review, “Best New Hygiene / Preventative Product” by Dr. Bicuspid, in addition to being named the “Top Oral Cancer Screening Device” by Dental Advisor for a decade straight. SalivaMAX, BioStōm, and TheraStōm have also received esteemed awards, showcasing Forward Science’s commitment to excellence and innovation. Furthermore, the company has gained recognition in esteemed publications and industry-leading journals, alongside local news stations like KHOU. This acknowledgment solidifies its role as a leader in the dental, Houston-based, and MedTech sectors. 

As Forward Science looks ahead at future endeavors, its goal of being a catalyst for positive change in the world is ever-present. Their team remains dedicated to assisting patients, providing clinicians with the necessary tools for success, and creating a lasting impact on people's lives. As the company enters its second decade, it strives to continue revolutionizing the realm of science while effecting positive change in the world. 

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About Forward Science 

Forward Science is a privately held MedTech company based in Houston, Texas. Forward Science was founded in 2012 by two biomedical engineers with the goal of innovating technology to change more lives. Forward Science’s flagship product, OralID, is an award-winning oral cancer screening device that allows clinicians to visualize abnormalities that may not be seen under traditional examinations. With the success of OralID, Forward Science continued to focus on moving science forward in the oral healthcare industry by launching advanced products to help patients reach their optimal oral health: SalivaMAX, BioStōm, TheraStōm and OxiStōm. Phone: 855.696.7254 

Being completely vertically integrated, Forward Science designs, develops, manufactures, commercializes, and supports its products in-house, ensuring the highest quality of standards coupled with superior service. Forward Science has quickly evolved into the industry leader for providing oral healthcare products worldwide. Join Forward Science’s goal to change lives! For more information, follow us on social media, visit, or call 855.696.7254