Yearly Archives:
2017

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  1. Noble Biomaterials Teams to Develop Range of Sustainable, Anti-Odor Fabrics

      Noble Biomaterials, Inc., a global leader in odor elimination and smart fabric technology solutions, has partnered with the Lenzing Group, a world leader in the manufacture of botanic cellulose fibers, to introduce a range of new high-performance textiles made with Noble’s silver-based anti-odor technology. The cooperation will offer activewear brands a more natural textile Continue Reading…

  2. Ben Franklin to Invest $397,543 in Regional Companies

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $397,543 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. To achieve this goal, Ben Franklin staff Continue Reading…

  3. Digestive Care Announces FDA Approval of Medication to Treat Pancreatic Insufficiency Due to Cystic Fibrosis

    Digestive Care, Inc. (DCI) and its marketing partner to support the U.S. cystic fibrosis community, Chiesi, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of PERTZYE® (pancrelipase) in a 24,000 USP lipase units capsule. The newly available dosing strength may allow for consumption of fewer capsules to reach the needed weight-based dose. More: http://mwne.ws/2tyAapF

  4. Lampire: The Lifeblood of Life Sciences

    Lampire Biological Labs now has 130 PA employees and has recently acquired BF TechVentures resident H.B. Custom Media, which will accelerate the company’s development of reagents for stem cell therapy. Via Morning Call: http://bit.ly/2u4MdiQ

  5. Cambridge-Lee Introduces Coated Copper Coil

    Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC has unveiled CL Readi-Protector Coated Coils, a copper coil product with factory-coated plastic protection over a copper tube core. The product will be directed to industries in which corrosion resistance is a requirement, such as fuel oil lines, natural gas and propane equipment, and for companies in plumbing, HVAC, and burner service Continue Reading…

  6. July LVstartup Includes BFTP Clients & News

    The July issue of LVstartup, a monthly e-newsletter by LVEDC, includes stories on the recent Ben Franklin funding round, client Snowvation, and space available in area business incubators including TechVentures http://bit.ly/2sRCSpG

  7. Incubation 101: Graduation

    It begins with an idea: starting a business of your own making a product that is different from or better than the rest. And the support of a business incubator, like the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, can help a new manufacturing company take off. The experts at Allentown Economic Continue Reading…

  8. Berks Business Incubator Gets $50K Grant

    The Jump Start Incubator in Reading, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the BB&T Economic Growth Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation to support the development of new small businesses in Berks County. Via Lehigh Valley Business: http://bit.ly/2tSbNYH

  1. Ben Franklin TechVentures Expansion Receives $100K BB&T Grant

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has received a $100,000 grant from the BB&T Economic Growth Fund, a donor-advised charitable fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. The funding will support the fit out costs of a new, expanded student, faculty, and alumni collaboration area to create the Lehigh University “Hatchery” business Continue Reading…

  2. Incubation 101: Life in the Incubator

    It begins with an idea: starting a business of your own making a product that is different from or better than the rest. And the support of a business incubator, like the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, can help a new manufacturing company take off. The experts at Allentown Economic Continue Reading…

  3. Small Business Spotlight: Signallamp Health, LLC

    Signallamp Health works with physicians and nurses to provide population health services to patients with multiple chronic conditions across six states, including Pennsylvania. Last year, Gov. Tom Wolf toured and announced that Signallamp would add 69 jobs at a new site in Scranton with assistance from BFTP/NEP and others. Via PA DCED: http://bit.ly/2t1xC4J

  4. OraSure Receives $20M Gates Foundation Grant for HIV Testing in Developing Countries

    OraSure Technologies Inc. entered into an agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will allow it to offer its OraQuick HIV Self-Test at an affordable price in 50 developing countries. The OraQuick HIV Self-Test is a rapid, point-of-care test that allows an individual to detect antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 with an Continue Reading…

  5. Incubation 101: Pre-Incubation

    It begins with an idea: starting a business of your own making a product that is different from or better than the rest. And the support of a business incubator, like the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, can help a new manufacturing company take off. The experts at Allentown Economic Continue Reading…

  6. Ben Franklin to Invest $320,530 in Regional Companies

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $320,530 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. To achieve this goal, Ben Franklin staff Continue Reading…

  7. Lubrizol Invests Millions to Expand Particle Sciences

    The Lubrizol Corporation, which acquired Ben Franklin client Particle Sciences, will invest millions to add commercial drug product manufacturing at the company’s facility in Bethlehem. Leveraging the company’s knowledge in complex formulations and production, the new space is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2017. More: http://prn.to/2sgCKE1

  8. Ski Software Start-up Gets a Funding Boost

    A start-up that streamlines the ski experience for resort guests is getting a lift in the form of fresh investments. Snowvation Inc. now has office space in Ben Franklin TechVentures and raised a total of $265,000 in this investment round, including $50,000 from Ben Franklin. Via Lehigh Valley Business: http://bit.ly/2sTzRpi