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  1. Bazzini Nuts is Oldest Nut Company in U.S.

    Bazzini Nuts started in Lower Manhattan and moved to Allentown in 2011. The company produces, packages, and ships nuts — including 3 million pounds of peanuts a year. Via WFMZ -TV69

  2. Economic Developers Gear Up for Successful Start-ups in Business Incubators

    Northeastern Pennsylvania’s incubator network has been blossoming these last few years at an accelerated pace. They are all connected through the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Via Times-Tribune news:

  3. Bio Med Sciences Mask in Fight Against Acid Attacks

    Natalia was a beautiful, successful young businesswoman, until the day a complete stranger threw acid in her face. It happened in Colombia, which has more acid attacks on women, per capita, than anywhere else. There used to be no laws against it. Natalia recovered by wearing a special mask made by BFTP client Bio Med Continue Reading…

  4. Cambridge-Lee: Commitment and Compassion

    Andrea Funk arrived at Cambridge-Lee Industries, Reading, six years ago as chief financial officer and moved into the CEO role several years later. The company, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, has about 420 employees and manufactures and distributes copper tubing for various markets. Via Lehigh Valley Business:

  5. Arkados Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire SolBright Renewable Energy

    Combination will expand the energy services business into solar and open significant customer opportunities for Industrial Internet of Things solutions Arkados Group, Inc. (OTC: AKDS), which conducts its core research and development activities at Ben Franklin TechVentures®, Bethlehem, has signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of SolBright Renewable Energy, LLC, a renewable Continue Reading…

  6. Bridgeworks Incubator Companies Increasing Revenues and Hiring

    Resident companies in the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, Allentown, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, increased revenues nearly 15% and employment 11% in one year. Via Lehigh Valley Business:

  7. Micro Interventional Devices Wins Top Cardiovascular Innovation Award

    Micro Interventional Devices, Inc™ won the “Top Cardiovascular Innovation Award” for its MIA™ product at the CRT 2017, which is one of the world’s leading interventional cardiology conferences. More:

  8. viihealth Announces Acquisition of Hubdata

    Ben Franklin TechVentures-based viihealth, Inc., a next-generation Customer Engagement Company dedicated to helping global Life Science clients improve business results, has acquired Hubdata SARL, a France-based provider of leading edge decision analytics SaaS solutions. More:

  1. OraSure Receives Key Global Health Endorsement

    OraSure Technologies has earned a key global health agency endorsement of its OraQuick HIV Self-Test, a critical step in expanding the market for the diagnostic tool outside the U.S., especially in developing countries. The classification allows entities using funding from The Global Fund or UNITAID to purchase the test for 12 months while OraSure pursues Continue Reading…

  2. Grovara is in the Business of Boosting Exports

    TechVentures-based Grovara is developing a web-based platform to facilitate international distribution. The goal: connect small- and medium-size American companies with international buying partners by lowering the global trade barriers companies often encounter. Via Morning Call:   

  3. eventuosity Partners with AMP for Event Tech Live

    eventuosity, LLC, Bethlehem and A.M.P Events Limited, London, have partnered, making eventuosity the exclusive event planning and management application of A.M.P.’s live programming, including its annual Event Tech Live conference and exposition. This will automate and standardize the management of event logistics, reducing the cost and time required for event production. More

  4. OraSure Sees Second Profitable Year

    Bethlehem’s OraSure Technologies Inc. has posted a second profitable year, with $128.2 million in net revenue for 2016, a 7 percent improvement from last year. OraSure is a developer, manufacturer and distributor of diagnostic collection devices, including the OraQuick platform for rapid HIV and Hepatitis C testing. Last year, it received government contracts to study Continue Reading…

  5. RantNetwork to Provide Mobile-Based Interpretation Services to Humanitarian Aid Workers

    Jewish Family & Children’s Services has selected RantNetwork’s mobile app “OPI Translate” to support its growing multilingual translation and interpretation needs in assisting migrants and refugees around the world. More:

  6. Cernostics on Cover of AACR Journal

    Cernostics’ latest clinical validation paper evaluated the performance of its TissueCypher in detecting prevalent esophageal cancer otherwise missed by standard pathology. Images from the study appear on the cover of the February issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention:

  7. Noble Biomaterials’ Silver-Bonded Clothing Could Electrify Wearables

    A new smart clothing solution allows for biometric readings such as ECG and EMG, and can also conduct electrical power for devices. The key to the solution is Noble Biomaterials’ Circuitex technology, which bonds pure silver – a highly conductive element – to the fabric’s surface.  More:  

  8. Noble Biomaterials Advances Design Flexibility in Smart Apparel

    Noble Biomaterials, Inc., a global leader in conductive solutions for smart textiles applications, has collaborated with Bemis Associates to develop a seamless, conductive advanced material that allows for simple and durable integration of electronics into apparel. More: