Monthly Archives:
April, 2014


  1. Wilkes-Barre-based Vitrius featured in Citizen’s Voice

    Vitrius Technologies, which specializes in windows that produce heat and increase energy efficiency, is expanding. The business plans to hire eight full-time workers for sales, project management, administration and engineers and move into bigger office space triple the size in the Innovation Center on South Main Street in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Read more

  2. Keystone Edge Publishes Ben Franklin Special Edition

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  3. 25 Ben Franklin Clients Named Governor’s Impact Award Finalists

    Twenty-five clients or alumni of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania will be recognized by Governor Tom Corbett as Pennsylvania companies and entrepreneurs that are creating high-value, sustainable jobs and making positive contributions to the state’s economy. Last year, 700 attended the inaugural Governor’s Impact Award luncheon. This year’s event will be held Continue Reading…

  4. Suffolk County, NY Using RantNetwork Product To Eliminate Language Barriers At Emergencies

    Across America, the influx of diverse non-English speaking population presents challenges to first responders as they quickly try to communicate with individuals during emergency and non-emergency situations. Suffolk County, REMSCO (Regional Emergency Medical Services Council) will be utilizing RantNetwork’s mobile app OPI Translate as a handy tool in their bag of emergency instruments. Read more: Continue Reading…

  5. Founder of Micro Interventional Devices Featured in Keystone Edge

    With minimally invasive surgery you get better patient outcomes, shorter hospital stays and less costly care.  Cardiovascular surgery has lagged behind in this because of the complexity of what you’re dealing with, with the heart. Read more:    

  6. Cerora could change how concussions are diagnosed

    The concussion is one of the most common and most dangerous of sports injuries. Confirming someone has one usually means a trip to the hospital, but that could soon change. Read more:

  7. Cerora hopes mobile device that identifies concussions will become sports standard

     Automated external defibrillators — or AEDs — are pretty commonplace these days in school nurse offices and on game sidelines. Bethlehem-based Cerora hopes that will soon be the case with its MindReader device. MindReader’s brainwave biosensor data can be read on a smartphone app. The mobile, wearable device measures brainwave biosensor data to help evaluate Continue Reading…

  8. Incubator Graduate Award Winner Viddler Blogs on Their “Wild Ride”

  1. Founder of Summit Steel Featured in Keystone Edge

     Summit Steel and Manufacturing has gone through many changes in its 21 years. The company utilizes many of the latest manufacturing processes — including lasercutting, machining, engineering, powder coating and welding — while serving the aerospace, agricultural equipment, alternative energy, automotive, consumer products, medical devices and equipment, military and defense, recreational vehicles and original equipment manufacturers Continue Reading…

  2. Keeping pace with e-marketing keeps EggZack expanding

     According to EggZack CEO and founder Jon Zack, as recently as 2011 it was enough to have a website and be on Facebook. Today, with the advent of Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, etc., you’d be missing about 80 percent of your audience by only relying on those two.  Read more:'s+EggZack+expanding&utm_content=%7bEmail_Address%7d&utm_campaign=The+state's+coolest+workplaces%3b+plus%2c+reinvention+in+Carnegie  

  3. LifeAire Systems Wins Healthcare Heroes Award

    LifeAire Systems LLC, which developed a patented air purification system to support the growth of the human embryo during In VitroFertilization (IVF), won the Innovation Hero Award at the inaugural Healthcare Heroes ceremony at DeSales University, Center Valley, PA. Read more:

  4. Ben Franklin Announces Innovation Award Winners

    Winners to be Honored at May 6th i xchange Event The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the winners of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation Awards. Winners will be honored at the Ben Franklin i xchange event, scheduled for 5:30 PM on Tuesday, May 6th at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University. Continue Reading…

  5. C-SPAN Uses Viddler to Power its Student Video Contests

    In March, C-SPAN announced the winners of its annual contest, (StudentCam, inviting middle school and high school students to submit their own documentaries on issues of national importance. To handle the complexities of each year’s event, the network turned to Viddler ( for hands-on support. Read More:

  6. Hexcel and Zodiac Aerospace Partner to Develop L3 All-Composite Aircraft Seat

    Zodiac Aerospace, world leader in aircraft seating, teamed with Hexcel, world leader in aerospacecarbon fiber composite materials, to develop L3- Living Space, Lightweight, Leadtime. The L3 is a revolutionary passenger seat dedicated for medium/short haul flights, offering a good living space to passengers and to airlines a higher density and a lighter weight. Read more:

  7. Cerora Announces First Close on Initial Seed Round of Financing

    Cerora, Inc., announced a first closing of its initial seed financing round. These initial funds will support the development and marketing of its hardware/software solution for delivering objective brainwave biosensor data to help evaluate sports concussions right ‘near the field’ of play. Read more at

  8. Ben Franklin Technology Partners Creates/Retains 904 Jobs in 2013

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has reported that 904 northeastern Pennsylvania jobs were created or retained as a result of its work in 2013. These results were accomplished in the organization’s 21-county service area, including Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Continue Reading…