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  1. Vigon International Named One of Best Employers in US

    Vigon International has been honored as one of the nation’s best and brightest companies to work for by the National Association for Business Resources. The company won the 2016 Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ Manufacturing Achievement Innovation Award at the iXchange. More via Pocono Record:

  2. Micro Interventional Devices Announces First-in-Human Success of Minimally-Invasive Heart Surgery

    Micro Interventional Devices, Inc.™ (MID), has successfully completed the first clinical implantation of its proprietary MIA™ technology for minimally invasive mitral and tricuspid repair heart repair. Approximately 1.1 million patients in the U.S. are not currently being treated for mitral and tricuspid regurgitation because they are not eligible for surgery, today’s standard of care. Read more Continue Reading…

  3. Venture Idol Winner Play Impossible raised $1M

    Can a high-tech, sensor-infused ball help a generation of device-addicted kids be more active? One startup is about to find out. Via GeekWire:

  4. The Art of Venison

    With deer hunting season in full swing, venison is gaining renewed attention as another meat option that is more healthful than beef. BFTP client Shaffer Venison Farms cited in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette feature –

  5. Solar Innovations Wins NSA Awards

    Solar Innovations, Pine Grove, won four awards and was a finalist in three categories in the 2016 National Sunroom Association Design Awards. The awards recognize excellence in the design and installation of sunrooms, solariums, and patio rooms. Read more:

  6. Arkados Group – New Ben Franklin TechVentures Resident Company

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a sort of digital infrastructure. It connects devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items through electronics, software, sensors, and networks. The IoT allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems. The goal is improved efficiency and accuracy, Continue Reading…

  7. Ethnic Beauty Store Gets Investment to Grow is the e-commerce platform launched by Ethnic Beauty Store LLC of East Stroudsburg, which features personal care and wellness brands that target multicultural customers. The company received a $65,000 investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Via Pocono Record.

  8. Saladax CEO Sal Salamone Inducted into NJ Inventors Hall of Fame

    Saladax Biomedical, Inc., the leader in developing oncology diagnostics that increase the impact of personalized medicine, announced today that company founder and CEO Salvatore J. Salamone, Ph.D., has been inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame for “luminary discoveries and contributions in the fields of oncology research, therapeutic diagnostics, health care and medical Continue Reading…

  1. Study Shows That Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Can Reduce Chemotherapy Side Effects

    Saladax Biomedical, Inc., an anchor tenant at Ben Franklin TechVentures®, announced the publication of a practice-changing study that shows the benefits of measuring and adjusting the amount of chemotherapy in a patient’s blood to minimize debilitating toxicity. Saladax has developed tests for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM), measuring and adjusting drug doses to reach a target.  Chemotherapy-induced Continue Reading…

  2. Rea.deeming Beauty Repeats as Fastest-Growing in Region

    Rea.deeming Beauty, “makeup’s best friend” is No. 1 for a second year on Lehigh Valley Business‘ list of Fastest Growing Companies in the Greater Lehigh Valley. The company was awarded Ben Franklin’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Innovation award at the iXchange this past May. More via Lehigh Valley Business:

  3. LifeAire Systems Improves IVF Success by Double Digits

    Data released at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress show In Vitro Fertilization programs utilizing LifeAire Systems’ technology have improved ongoing pregnancy rates by 14.9% following installation. Read more:

  4. TAB Industries LLC – Repeat Business from 500+ Customers

    TAB Industries provides a synergy of diversified services that encompass warehousing and logistics, transportation, fabrication, and manufacturing. The company is the original equipment manufacturer of the TAB Wrapper Tornado – a self-designed and engineered orbital stretch wrap machine offered to customers globally. Feature via Lehigh Valley Business:

  5. Cernostics’ TissueCypher® Identifies Patients with High-Risk for Esophageal Cancer

    A newly released study indicates that Cernostics’ TissueCypher® identifies Barrett’s Esophagus patients who are 46x more likely to develop esophageal cancer or high-grade dyplasia as compared with low-risk patients. The test is 3x more effective than current pathological practices. Esophageal cancer is the fastest-growing cancer by incidence in western countries and early discovery dramatically improves Continue Reading…

  6. Noble Biomaterials Key Supplier to Successful Men’s Clothing Manufacturer

    Mack Weldon, founded in August 2012, is an e-commerce company that sells men’s essentials that feature upgraded design and fabrics. It’s taking a page from athletic brands with its Silver XT2 line, manufactured in Scranton by BFTP client Noble Biomaterials, which weaves anti-microbial silver into premium fabrics so they won’t smell at the end of Continue Reading…

  7. LifeAire Systems Cited – Reducing Risk of HAIs

    Kathryn C. Worrilow, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, LifeAire Systems: “Unfortunately, many current operating procedures designed to maintain room sterility, such as hand washing and surface disinfection protocols are susceptible to human error.” Read more via Healthcare Purchasing News:

  8. East Penn, Precision Medical, Sealstrip, and Vigon Among Best Places to Work in PA

    BFTP clients East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyons, Precision Medical Products, Inc., Denver, Sealstrip Corporation, Gilbertsville, and Vigon International, East Stroudsburg were listed in the 2016 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania list that was presented by the Team Pennsylvania Foundation. Winners included 76 small-to-medium sized companies and 24 large companies. Read more: