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  1. Saladax Launches New Website to Promote the MyCare Line in Psychiatry and Oncology

    Saladax is Advancing Personalized Medicine by Providing Doctors with the Diagnostic Tools to Treat Patients Better  Saladax Biomedical Inc., a diagnostics company providing kits to test drug blood levels for adherence and personized dose management, unveiled its new MyCare Product website at The website comes just days before the company expects CE Mark on Continue Reading…

  2. Economic Diversity in NE PA

    A technical diversity among businesses that helped protect the region from many of the crippling effects of the Great Recession still exists within NEPA, according to Ken Okrepkie, regional manager with the Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Via NE PA Business Journal: 

  3. CEO Profile:

    At 31 years old, webCemeteries President and CEO Nick Timpe is already an 11-year veteran of the cemetery and funeral home industry. Timpe’s goal is simple: help cemeteries and funeral homes better serve their families though technology. “We are excited that Ben Franklin Technology Partners sees our vision for technology better serving the industry and Continue Reading…

  4. Viddler Selected by Nation’s Largest NP Healthcare Provider

    Viddler Inc. announced the addition of Ascension, the world’s largest Catholic Healthcare provider and the largest non profit healthcare provider in the US, to its client roster. Ascension recently completed implementation of Viddler Training Suite to provide a secure video-based platform for enabling employee engagement, connection, sharing, and community for associates in Ascension’s 2,500 locations. More: Continue Reading…

  5. EthosGen in Waste-to-Energy Project with US Department of Defense

    The US DoD’s Environmental Research Program has announced a Deployable Waste-to-Energy project with Ben Franklin client EthosGen and its partners. “Successful small-scale waste-to-energy simply hasn’t been done like this before, and it could transform the way all expeditionary forces deal with waste,” says James Abrams, founder and President of EthosGen. Via New York Times: 

  6. Ben Franklin Announces iXchange Innovation Award Winners

    Winners to be Honored at May 22nd iXchange Event  The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the winners of its annual Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation Awards. Winners will be honored at the Ben Franklin iXchange event, which will be held at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 22 at the Zoellner Arts Center at Continue Reading…

  7. Altitude COO Cites Work with BFTP, Clients

    In an executive profile, Altitude Marketing COO Gwen Shields cites her engineering background and how it fits well with her firm’s work with BFTP and its clients. Via Lehigh Valley Business: 

  8. Ben Franklin Announces Job Impacts

    Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ work in 2017 resulted in the creation or retention of 5,097 northeastern Pennsylvania jobs, for a cumulative total of 49,896 job creations or retentions since the program’s inception in 1983. Client companies raised an additional $34.5 million in follow-on funding from angel investors, venture capitalists, and other investors in 2017, for Continue Reading…

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  2. Vizinex RFID Moves Into New Facility

    Driven by business growth, BFTP client and TechVentures graduate @VizinexRFID, a manufacturer of high performance radio frequency identification tags tailored to specific applications, recently moved into a 5,500-square-foot facility. Via @lvb_com: 

  3. Signallamp Secures Series A Financing

    Signallamp Health, Inc., a pioneer in providing remotely-embedded nurse care managers to physicians across the country, announced the completion of a Series A funding round. More: 

  4. East Penn Receives Prestigious Industry Award, Third Win

    East Penn Manufacturing Co. earned its third consecutive Most Valuable Supplier Award from the industry’s trade association, Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association. The award recognizes companies that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees, and their community. Via Markets Insider: 

  5. Startups at Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Continue Growth in 2017

    The Allentown-based Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, which is a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, announced that its 10 resident companies earned more than $4.63 million in revenue in 2017, a 4.6 percent increase over last year. Collectively the firms employ 28 full-time employees and another 46 people as either part-time or contracted employees, Continue Reading…

  6. GiveGab Acquires Kimbia

    GiveGab, the fundraising and supporter engagement platform designed exclusively for nonprofits, has acquired Kimbia. The acquisition brings GiveGab closer to its goal of being the largest charitable software platform through the combined support of over 40,000 nonprofits since its inception. 

  7. Xverity Launches Patient@Home Hub

    Patient@Home Hub is the first comprehensive on-demand resource service for patients and caregivers to avoid hospital readmissions. The Hub provides users with on-demand access to transportation, medication therapy management, home delivery of prepared meals and groceries, curated education videos for patients and caregivers, and concierge services such as housekeeping, bookkeeping, event planning, errands and other Continue Reading…

  8. Okrepkie Wins Pennsylvania Accelerator Award

    The Pennsylvania Acceleration Project honored Ken Okrepkie, BFTP Regional Manager Pocono Northeast, with its 2017 Pennsylvania Acceleration Leader of the Year award. Acceleration Awards recognize and honor organizations and leaders that are driving technology and innovation across the Commonwealth. More: