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  1. Highwood USA Expands With Hazleton Manufacturing Plant

    Highwood USA, a manufacturer of low-maintenance synthetic wood components, will be expanding its operations into Hazleton, PA. The company will create 58 jobs in Luzerne County. Highwood  purchased an existing 146,000 square-foot building in Hazleton City, with plans to move its fabrication and supply chain units to the new facility, while maintaining its 93,000 square-foot Continue Reading…

  2. Rea.deeming Beauty Three-peats as Fastest-Growing Regional Company

    The cosmetics manufacturer Rea.deeming Beauty Inc., Bethlehem, was named the region’s fastest growing company at Lehigh Valley Business’ Fastest Growing Companies awards ceremony for the third straight year. Also ranked are Ben Franklin clients Demco Automation; Bioscience, Inc.; and Vigon International, Inc. Via Lehigh Valley Business: http://bit.ly/2iAj2jz 

  3. Micro Interventional Devices Continues Clinical Success

    Micro Interventional Devices, Inc.™ (MID) announced the second successful implantation of its MIA (Minimally Invasive Annuloplasty) technology.  The patient was enrolled in the first arm of the STTAR (Study of Transcatheter Tricuspid Annular Repair) clinical trial studying the safety and efficacy of MID’s MIA device designed to eliminate or greatly reduce tricuspid regurgitation. More: http://prn.to/2gGlTae 

  4. Cambridge-Lee Celebrates 75th Anniversary

    Andrea Funk, chief executive officer of Cambridge-Lee Industries, addressed a crowd of more than 300, “In an era where the average life of a Fortune 500 Company is 15 years, Cambridge Lee Industries LLC is proudly celebrating its 75th anniversary of manufacturing copper tubing.” Via Berks Community Television:  http://bit.ly/2ioagVM 

  5. Xverity Posts New Company Video

    View the Xverity story from Ben Franklin client and TechVentures resident company founder Joe Cellucci: http://bit.ly/2yvsknj 

  6. LifeAire Systems Announces Collaboration with G-CON Manufacturing

    Combined solution provides a turnkey and cleaner cleanroom solution. LifeAire Systems and G-CON Manufacturing announced a collaboration to combine the LifeAire’s air purification technologies within G-CON cleanroom PODs for applications such as cell/tissue culture and gene and cell therapy processes which can benefit from an even higher level of air purity than typically achieved in Continue Reading…

  7. Vizinex RFID to Expand, Add Equipment

    Vizinex RFID, which makes radio frequency identification tags for a variety of industries, will buy new automated equipment and expand its manufacturing capabilities. The new facility in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, will provide room for growth. Via Lehigh Valley Business

  8. Grovara Wants You to be in the Export Business

    Headquartered at Ben Franklin TechVentures, Grovara is finding new ways to connect U.S. food companies with overseas markets. Via Technical.ly Philly

  1. Snowboards Have a Lot to Learn From Catamarans

    The wild designs from BFTP client Gilson Boards make shredding a bit more buttery and playful. More via Bloomberg Businessweek: http://bit.ly/2xjosEw 

  2. Appeeling Fruit Products in Sheetz’s new ‘Kids Mealz’

    Sheetz announced an expansion of its “Made-to-Order” menu to include 15 different, customizable Kidz Mealz. Among the sides being offered is a package of Appeeling Fruit’ss apple slices, along with grapes and strawberry yogurt. The Kidz Mealz’s options adhere to the National Restaurant Association’s LiveWell requirements. Via WFMZ-TV69 : http://bit.ly/2wvy3Ew 

  3. LifeAire Systems’ Technology Used by Top Fertility Lab in U.S.

    LifeAire Systems, a technology leader in air purification for healthcare, announced that the 2015 program with highest live-birth rate for women under 35 according to fertilitysuccessrates.com uses the company’s patented, multi-stage air purification media system. The technology remediates up to 99.99% of biological and chemical contaminants in both source and return air. More: http://bit.ly/2h3f1Qa 

  4. Cernostics Announces Leadership Team Expansion

    Cernostics, a privately-held diagnostics company focused on delivering next-generation cancer diagnostics and prognostics, announced today the appointment of Lisa Bichsel as Vice President of Marketing to continue development and growth for the company. Ms. Bichsel previously served as Vice President of Marketing for C2 Therapeutics and Commercial Marketing Director for BARRX Medical, companies offering eradication Continue Reading…

  5. Micro Interventional Devices Completes 1st Tricuspid Bicuspidization Procedure Utilizing MIA Technology

    Micro Interventional Devices, Inc.™ (MID) has successfully completed the first in human tricuspid valve bicuspidization procedure utilizing its Minimally Invasive Annuloplasty technology. All four patients enrolled in MID’s Study of Transcatheter Tricuspid Annular Repair have been successfully treated with 100% procedural success and no adverse events reported. More: http://prn.to/2wfbhk4 

  6. East Coast Erosion Control App Calculates Engineering Data from Job Site Photos

    Erosion and sediment control professionals can now use the high-quality lens technology in their iPhone and Android-based mobile devices to determine slopes and evaluate erosion control needs with ECDesigner™2.0, developed by East Coast Erosion Control. Via Geosynthetica.net: http://bit.ly/2vLMKYE    

  7. LifeAire Systems Partners With St. Luke’s-Allentown to Bring Transformational Innovation to Hospital Air Quality for Improved Patient Care

     St. Luke’s University Health Network and LifeAire Systems, Allentown, Pennsylvania, have formed a strategic partnership to utilize new technology designed to remove airborne pathogens from critical hospital environments.    Studies show that airborne pathogens can contribute to illnesses and infections that can occur during a patient’s stay in the hospital.  St. Luke’s will collaborate with Continue Reading…

  8. Freshpet Event Launches National Grocery Manufacturing Industry Tour

    Freshpet Kitchens, Northampton County, was the first stop on a national tour to promote the grocery manufacturing industry. The Grocery Manufacturers Association called Freshpet of the fastest-growing providers of manufacturing jobs in the Lehigh Valley. Via Lehigh Valley Business: http://bit.ly/2vfWwxG