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  1. Play Impossible Lands Retail Deal with Apple, Partners with NFL Players, Raises Cash

      Play Impossible, creator of the Gameball sensor-infused smart inflatable ball that links to a smartphone app and lets people play different physical games, has announced an additional $1.25 million in new funding from existing investors Two Sigma Ventures, Hardware Club, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners. It also has a new strategic investor: OneTeam Collective, the Continue Reading…

  2. Saladax Signs Licensing Agreement with Janssen for Antipsychotic Drug Testing Patents

    Saladax Biomedical, Inc. signed a license agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica, NV, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, providing Saladax with worldwide exclusive patent rights for diagnostic tests that determine drug levels in patients undergoing treatment with antipsychotic medications. A major issue in treating patients with mental health disorders is that psychiatrists Continue Reading…

  3. LifeAire Earns European CE Certification for Its Patented Air Purification

    LifeAire Systems earned CE Mark certification for its proprietary line of in-duct air purification technologies, facilitating the introduction of the transformational technology into the European healthcare market. LifeAire Systems’ technology provides continuous filtration and inactivation of 99.99% of biological and chemical contaminants in the air. More: https://bit.ly/2K3miRa

  4. Play Impossible Gameball in Wall Street Journal List

    Play Impossible’s Gameball was included in the Weekend Wall Street Journal’s 50 new twists on old summer traditions – Gears and Gadgets listing, published on May 20.

  5. Viddler Targets Healthcare and Training Industries

    Viddler Inc. of Bethlehem, a creator of online video software for business training, has quietly and successfully built an impressive list of big-name clients. The Bethlehem company’s clients include Amazon and The Walt Disney Co. Via Lehigh Valley Business: https://bit.ly/2s28r1F 

  6. Bioscience Announces Expansion

    Bioscience, Inc., Allentown, has expanded to 20,000 sf of offices, laboratories, and manufacturing space in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park III. The company, one of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator’s first clients, is an ISO-certified provider of innovative waste and wastewater treatment biotechnology solutions in industrial, commercial, and agricultural settings. More: https://bit.ly/2KqUCkW 

  7. TRuCapSol Expands into Bridgeworks

    TruCapSol, LLC, is a microencapsulation company that produces environmentally friendly capsules, utilizing patented processes that decrease waste and improve the effectiveness of customers’ formulations. The company began in Ben Franklin TechVentures and is scaling up production in AEDC’s Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network. R&D will remain in TechVentures. Continue Reading…

  8. OraSure Appoints New CEO

    When Stephen Tang earned his doctorate in chemical engineering from Lehigh University in 1988, the school hired him to manage a research center and work with Ben Franklin Technology Partners to support biotech startups. Now, he has been appointed to lead OraSure Technologies, one of BFTP’s earliest investments and a shining client success story. Via Continue Reading…

  1. Jacob’s Raw — Cabbage Cache

    Between founder Scott Grzybek’s family-tested recipes and a growing demand for raw fermented foods, Jacob’s Raw is now in 200 stores and selling about 100,000 jars of kraut annually. The brand has grown to include salad dressings and health tonics. Via Reading Eagle: https://bit.ly/2qH6U1f 

  2. LifeAire Earns Top Honors as 2018 INTERPHEX Exhibitor

    LifeAire Systems was named an INTERPHEX Exhibitor Award winner at the International Pharmaceutical Expo in New York City. The awards program was established to recognize companies that showcase creative technologies and new strategies that have significantly improved pharma and biopharma development and manufacturing. More: https://bit.ly/2HzfZ63 

  3. Play Impossible Nominated for Webby

    Play Impossible is one of the top five nominees for a prestigious Webby Award in the Games – Technical Achievement category. The Play Impossible Gameball™ is a multi-sport “smart ball” that provides connected games designed to keep five- to 15-year-old boys and girls challenged, entertained, and moving with active play. The Webby Awards is the Continue Reading…

  4. Columbia County Bread Secures Commercial Account

    Juice Press Inc., a fast-growing chain of grab-and-go stores that offer freshly pressed juices, soups, and other prepared foods, has tabbed BFTP client Columbia County Bread & Granola to provide its stores with sprouted organic wheat chips. https://bit.ly/2G8eID0 

  5. Simplex Apartments Coming to 40th & Pine, Philadelphia

    Tractor-trailers will soon begin rolling in from Scranton to 40th and Pine streets in Philadelphia, delivering sets of apartment units that will have everything — walls, doors, floors, cabinets and even the kitchen sink — already installed. The $20 million project is a first in a couple of regards. It will be the tallest modular apartment Continue Reading…

  6. Cernostics Raises $2.5 Million in Series A1 Financing

    Cernostics, a BFTP client focused on delivering next-generation cancer diagnostics and prognostics, raised $2.5 million in Series A1 financing, led by Illumina Ventures. With this capital investment, Cernostics will be able to intensify its clinical and market development for its TissueCypher® Barrett’s Esophagus Assay — the first test of its kind to predict the risk of development Continue Reading…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…