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  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 

  1. Xverity Posts Video

    BFTP client/TechVentures resident Xverity posted a new video: http://bit.ly/2uGFqwK

  2. Freshpet Posts Strong Second Quarter

    Specialty pet-food maker Freshpet Inc. earlier this year launched its “Feed the Growth” strategy. That plan got off to a good start when the company announced second-quarter results that satisfied Wall Street’s appetite. Freshpet, which makes its refrigerated, vitamin-packed dog and cat food in the Lehigh Valley, posted net sales in the second quarter of Continue Reading…

  3. OraSure Overachieves in Second Quarter

    OraSure Technologies, a Bethlehem diagnostic testing and specimen collection company, reported second-quarter earnings and sales that exceeded expectations. Because of its growth, the company is looking into an expansion of its workforce in Bethlehem and other locations. Via Morning Call: http://bit.ly/2v2Nu7Z

  4. Pik Rite and Play Impossible Win Small Business Awards

    Pik Rite President Elvin Stoltzfus received both the National Environmental Stewardship and the Pennsylvania Small Business Person of the Year Award. Play Impossible CTO Kevin Langdon accepted the Innovation in New Product Development Award. Via The Daily Item:  http://bit.ly/2vQdt2J

  5. EthosGen a Finalist in NY Competition

    Wilkes-Barre-based EthosGen was named one of eight finalists for the $2.5 million 76West Clean Energy Competition, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. EthosGen, an alternative energy company, creates electric power by capturing waste heat from a variety of sources. Via Citizens Voice: http://bit.ly/2eKMRfl

  6. OraSure Earns WHO Approval for HIV Self-Test

    OraSure Technologies Inc., Bethlehem, A manufacturer of medical diagnostic and collection devices, has received World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualification for its OraQuick HIV Self-Test. The test allows a person to detect antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 with an oral swab, and can provide a result in 20 minutes. More via Lehigh Valley Business – Continue Reading…

  7. Noble Biomaterials Teams to Develop Range of Sustainable, Anti-Odor Fabrics

      Noble Biomaterials, Inc., a global leader in odor elimination and smart fabric technology solutions, has partnered with the Lenzing Group, a world leader in the manufacture of botanic cellulose fibers, to introduce a range of new high-performance textiles made with Noble’s silver-based anti-odor technology. The cooperation will offer activewear brands a more natural textile Continue Reading…

  8. Digestive Care Announces FDA Approval of Medication to Treat Pancreatic Insufficiency Due to Cystic Fibrosis

    Digestive Care, Inc. (DCI) and its marketing partner to support the U.S. cystic fibrosis community, Chiesi, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of PERTZYE® (pancrelipase) in a 24,000 USP lipase units capsule. The newly available dosing strength may allow for consumption of fewer capsules to reach the needed weight-based dose. More: http://mwne.ws/2tyAapF