Monthly Archives:
February, 2014


  1. Viddler Announces Partnership with IRIS.TV

    Online video pioneers IRIS.TV and Viddler have agreed to form a joint development and sales partnership, giving clients of both companies access to unique engagement and monetization benefits. The two companies have already begun custom development projects for a variety of high-profile media companies and corporations. Read more:

  2. Ben Franklin Supports 1st Hackathon in Berks County

    WHO: Students, developers, designers, healthcare professionals, IT professionals, innovators WHERE: Reading Hospital Conference Center 410 Museum Road, West Reading, PA 19611 Free parking available in Fifth Avenue Garage WHEN: March 28 – 30, 2014 REGISTRATION FEE: $25 for non-students if pre-registered by March 21 $15 for high school and college students $35 for non-students who register Continue Reading…

  3. Penn State Berks to Host Ben Franklin Medical Device Group

    The Penn State University Materials Research Institute (MRI) will present at the next meeting of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania Medical Device Group.  The meeting is open to the public and free of charge, and will be held at the Penn State Berks Campus from 8:00 to 9:30 A.M. on Wednesday, March Continue Reading…

  4. viihealth, Inc.

    VIIHEALTH has developed a cloud-based web service that permits consumers to manage their personal health care information. Details about insurance, medical conditions, medications, and more are all securely saved for access and use when needed. The site will also permit customers to interact and more effectively seek insurance information and negotiate rates.

  5. U. S. Specialty Formulations

    US SPECIALTY FORMULATIONS (USSF) was founded in response to new FDA rules that create a different class of specialty drug-compounding entities. After the tragic deaths of 64 people in 2012 due to contaminated injectable drugs, the FDA developed guidelines that standardize safety requirements among companies that produce customized drug formulations for hospitals and physicians. USSF Continue Reading…

  6. Orbweaver Sourcing, LLC

    ORBWEAVER has developed a suite of web-based software that allows electronic board manufacturers to more rapidly, comprehensively, and cost-effectively develop competitive part-pricing and bills-of-material. Within minutes, users are presented with results suited to their specific requirements and desires. Orbweaver’s solution brings a cloud-based materials resource planning platform to the electronics manufacturing industry.    

  7. Lehigh Valley Angel Investors

    LEHIGH VALLEY ANGEL INVESTORS was founded in 2010 by a group of entrepreneurs in the Lehigh Valley to pool investment funds from accredited and experienced investors in order to provide seed and growth capital to start-up companies. LVAI typically invests in companies located in the greater Lehigh Valley, but their investments are not limited to Continue Reading…

  8. Sunbound Technology

    SUNBOUND TECHNOLOGY is developing custom LED lighting products for industrial and commercial applications. Their “slim light” and LED dimmable drivers open new applications for LED lighting in both residential and commercial settings. The company also serves the semiconductor industry with equipment and solutions.

  1. Innovform Therapeutics

    INNOVFORM THERAPEUTICS is a biotech company dedicated to developing innovative “Spray-in-Flow” technology as an efficient process to prepare nanoparticle formulations. The company will utilize their proprietary process to design new mechanisms for drug delivery and diagnostic agents and to develop next-generation cancer therapies.

  2. Cernostics

    CERNOSTICS is discovering new ways to find, see, and treat cancer. Their personalized approach to cancer diagnosis and treatment utilizes proprietary technologies based on a systems approach to evaluating patient tissue samples. Their technique includes multiplexed florescence microscopy and imaging technology, offering great potential to produce better, safer, and more cost-effective results.

  3. Ben Franklin Alum OraSure Named PA Bio Impact Award Finalist

    OraSure Technologies, Inc. has been selected as a finalist in Pennsylvania Bio’s Patient Impact Award. This award recognizes a company or organization that has made a significant contribution to the quality of healthcare or length of life of patients in 2013. OraSure launched the first and only FDA approved in-home rapid HIV test. As one Continue Reading…

  4. Ben Franklin Supports Business Incubation in Lehigh Valley

    Bridgeworks, a business incubator run by theAllentown Economic Development Corporation(AEDC), offers space and support for early-stage ventures. Since 1989, it has been cultivating Lehigh Valley manufacturing companies. “Business incubators have become very popular lately,” says Bridgeworks Manager Anthony Durante. ” In the Lehigh Valley, we were one of two incubators opened in the 1980s, the Continue Reading…

  5. Ben Franklin Board Member Wins SUITS Award

    Barbara Lampe will be honored on March 25 at the Eighth Annual Lehigh Valley SUITS Awards for her accomplishments in Management Consulting. As a long-standing and eminently qualified resource to small- and medium-sized businesses in the region, Lampe demonstrates her commitment to the development and growth of area businesses, job creation, and economic improvement. She Continue Reading…

  6. Founder of Ben Franklin Client Appeeling Fruit Featured in Keystone Edge

    The convergence of two things led to the success of Appeeling Fruit Inc., a company that processes and packages fresh-sliced apples in convenient portion sizes. First came the development of a revolutionary method for keeping apples from browning when cut. Then came the growing consumer affection for fresh produce and healthy snacks. Read more:

  7. Founder of Ben Franklin Client rVibe Featured in Keystone Edge

    Braydon Johnson-McCormick put his doctorate in musical composition and technological know-how to use, first in the corporate world, and then in starting rVibe, a company that provided legal music sharing and interactive concert broadcasts. Read more:  

  8. Ben Franklin Alumnus Noble Biomaterials Partners with Nurse Angels Clothing Company for Antimicrobial Apparel

    Nurse Angels Clothing Company LLC™, manufacturer of WINGS™ brand professional medical apparel, announced a partnership with Noble Biomaterials to incorporate its X-STATIC® antimicrobial technology in its new line of scrubs, lab coats, bed linens and patient apparel. The new WINGS™ apparel line includes a unique jumpsuit style uniform to help nurses bring fashion to the workplace. “Studies show that multi-drug Continue Reading…