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  1. Saladax Receives Approval to Sell Drug Tests in Europe

    Saladax Biomedical Inc., BFTP client and anchor tenant at Ben Franklin TechVentures, is a diagnostics company that provides kits to test for drug-level adherence and dose management. The company has received the CE Mark, approval to sell two of its products on the European market. The approval is for the first two products in its MyCare Psychiatry Continue Reading…

  2. AEDC Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Recognized for Excellence by International Association

    The Allentown Economic Development Corporation’s Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, was recognized by the International Business Innovation Association with the February 2018 IMPACT Award. The award distinguishes entrepreneurship centers that are creating economic impact in their communities through a robust variety of programs, spaces, and services that serve Continue Reading…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  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. 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: 

  7. 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: 

  8. 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: 

  1. 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. 

  2. 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…

  3. Four BFTP Clients Receive KIZ Tax Credits

    BFTP clients InnovForm Therapeutics LLC, MindMe, Inc., NextShift, and ViiHealth, Inc. will receive Southside Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone investments through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Via LVEDC: 

  4. Trade Show Feature: Custom Processing Services

    Interview: Gregg Shemanski, President and Co-founder – Via Ceramics Expo: 

  5. Moving Wastewater Plant Operations into the Digital Age

    Carbondale-based Pleasant Mount Welding, with a Ben Franklin investment, will soon begin marketing a new control panel that can run municipal and industrial plants with a greater level of automation, replacing larger panels covered with multi-colored switches with compact, touch-screen versions. Via Scranton Times: 

  6. Xverity Hopes to Cure a Patient Care “Disconnect”

    Xverity Inc. is a 3-year-old health care company in Ben Franklin TechVentures that applies software tools, such as a mobile app, to help homebound patients receive coordinated access to services from clinical and social-care providers. Via @MCall: 

  7. LifeAire Systems Installed in New St. Luke’s-Allentown Wing

    St. Luke’s University Health Network opened a 32-bed surgical wing at its Allentown campus that features an air purification system expected to reduce infections and airborne illnesses. The LifeAire Systems purification system uses an electrical current to kill bacteria, viruses and debris in the air without creating any byproducts. More Via @lvb_com:  via @mcall: Continue Reading…

  8. 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…