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June, 2015

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  1. DCED Showcases PA’s Life Sciences Sector at BIO International Convention

    The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development represented the state’s prosperous life sciences industry for the 15,000+ attendees at the June 2015 BIO International convention in Philadelphia. Substantially supported by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, PA’s life sciences industry is thriving, ranked in the United States: Third for biotech employment Fourth in research, testing, Continue Reading…

  2. Vizinex RFID Founder Featured in Keystone Edge

    “We came up with a design, now patented, for a 3-D antenna that allows an RFID tag to work very well on a metal surface,” according to Dr. Robert Oberle, co-founder of Vizinex RFID. “And it’s in a compact format, so it allows the tag to be small and have a very big read range. Continue Reading…

  3. Why Is There a Velociraptor on the White House Lawn?

    The 15-foot KitRex velociraptor costume was created by Lehigh Valley entrepreneur Lisa Glover. Glover and her KitRex, a flat-packed kit letting customers build their own cardboard dinosaurs, traveled to the nation’s capital to participate in the White House Maker Faire.   Glover created her first dinosaur costume in Lehigh entrepreneurship class, and earned support from Lehigh’s Continue Reading…

  4. Why is it important to think about the future?

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange 2015 event featured futurist Michael Rogers as the keynote speaker. Rogers addressed the virtualization of America and the world, the Internet of Things, and what the digital lifestyle means for business. See his insights at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITEFEXrqRpg

  5. Procasa, LLC

    PROCASA LLC, designs and distributes equipment that helps wineries automate their bottling operations. Using proprietary mechanical and electronic designs, ProCasa founders have developed a series of products that help automate the process. At smaller wineries, this process is usually manual, so ProCasa’s equipment will substantially reduce wasted product and time.

  6. Merck

    MERCK is seeking collaboration partners to help them develop innovative software solutions for both internal operations and for new externally-focused business opportunities. Their presence at TechVentures provides them with daily exposure to start-ups developing those innovative solutions. Other resident companies benefit from extraordinary partnering potential through exposure to this global innovation leader in medicine and Continue Reading…

  7. Crowdplsr, Inc.

    CROWDPLSR is a new web-based software platform that allows individual fans and event organizers to select, promote, and fund crowd-generated ideas for concerts and events. The platform provides a tool that not only generates momentum and interest in fan-inspired events, but that also allows event organizers to test and pre-sell tickets before making significant investments Continue Reading…

  8. Crowd Conduit.com

    CROWD CONDUIT has been developed as a one-stop shop for individuals and business owners raising money for their ventures. Like a mortgage broker helps consumers with all aspects of securing financing for a home, Crowd Conduit helps select the most appropriate crowd funding site from among more than 500. In addition, they help connect clients Continue Reading…

  1. Colymer Industries

    COLYMER INDUSTRIES, LLC has developed an environmentally friendly roofing material called Tarzanite™. Tarzanite is a proprietary bitumen roof coating that can protect for up to 100 years because it is not water soluble. This creates cleaner run-off, a lower cost over the roof’s lifecycle, and a reduced waste burden in landfills. Initial clients are commercial Continue Reading…

  2. Carbondale Technology Transfer Center Open House

    First Electronics Makerspace in Northeastern PA The Carbondale Technology Transfer Center (CTTC), a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, is the first-of-its-kind electronics makerspace in the region. CTTC is hosting an open house for engineers, entrepreneurs and others who are interested in manufacturing electronics in northeastern Pennsylvania on Thursday, June 25, 2015, 4:00 Continue Reading…

  3. BFTP/NEP Creates/Retains 1,189 Jobs in 2014

    Clients raise an additional $67.3 million in follow-on funding from other sources. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has reported that 1,189 northeastern Pennsylvania jobs were created or retained as a result of its work in 2014, creating a cumulative total of 39,558 job creations or retentions since the program’s inception in Continue Reading…

  4. OraSure lands up to $10M contract for rapid Ebola test

    OraSure Technologies Inc. was awarded a three-year contract for up to $10.4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to advance clinical development of a rapid antigen test for Ebola. Orasure’s OraQuick Ebola Rapid Antigen Test can be used in a doctor’s office, hospital, clinic or field setting and can Continue Reading…

  5. Saladax Biomedical – Large Study Confirms the Benefit of Advanced Dosing Method for Chemotherapy

    Saladax Biomedical, Inc. recently presented results from the largest randomized, prospective dose adjustment-therapeutic drug monitoring trial ever conducted in oncology. The majority of patients saw a significant reduction in the chemotherapy dose with fewer toxic side effects and the same survival rate. Read more: http://bit.ly/1KpnbeR

  6. Pittston resident has worked for Medico Industries for 77 years

    At 90, Nick still dons his Medico Industries uniform and heads off to work seven days a week. “I wish I had 400 Nicks with the company,” quipped Tom Medico, president of Medico Industries. “His attendance and work ethic are beyond comparison. Medico Industries is successful because of work ethic of people like Nick Manganaro Continue Reading…

  7. As machines begin to communicate with each other more, how will our world change?

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange 2015 event featured futurist Michael Rogers as the keynote speaker. Rogers addressed the virtualization of America and the world, the Internet of Things, and what the digital lifestyle means for business. See his insights at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaVADroLGXU

  8. ProtoCAM Showcases 3D Products

    ProtoCAM is involved in additive manufacturing, a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model. The company can provide 3D prototypes for nearly every industry. “This technology is going to be the start of the next Industrial Revolution, because it’s going to change the way a lot of things are designed and Continue Reading…