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  1. 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:

  2. DCED Spotlight: Gilson Boards

    Gilson Boards CEO Nick Gilson says, “Without our Pennsylvania neighbors, we wouldn’t be here. Our first presses were welded by an expert in return for cutting his firewood. Today, some say we build the most advanced skis and snowboards in the world, and Outside Magazine recently ranked us a top American brand. In 2015, we Continue Reading…

  3. Demco Automation Announces New Facility

    Demco Automation is completing construction of a new 35,000-square-foot climate-controlled facility that will support its continued growth. Demco is a leading supplier of flexible, cost-effective, and low-risk automated manufacturing systems for technology-based industry sectors. More:; Via Morning Call

  4. Saladax Licenses Alzheimer’s Diagnostics Tests

    Saladax Biomedical has signed an agreement to license diagnostic tests for Alzheimer’s disease to Siemens Healthineers. These tests can lead to early identification of Alzheimer’s Disease, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., affecting nearly 50 million patients worldwide, with 10 million new cases each year. Read more:; Via Morning Continue Reading…

  5. BFTP Clients Among Recipients of PA Tax Credits

    The PA Department of Community & Economic Development announced the approval of $15 million in tax credits to support early-stage companies through the state’s Keystone Innovation Zones. Among the recipients are BFTP clients Orbweaver Sourcing LLC, Hager Biosciences LLC, Cryoconcepts LP, Pivitec LLC, viihealth Inc., US Specialty Formulations LLC, and Cernostics. More via Lehigh Valley Continue Reading…

  6. Make “Made in America” Great Again

    “Made in the USA” is still one of the most trustworthy brands across the globe. Even more exciting, the global middle class is growing quickly, with one billion new additions in the past decade. Many of these consumers are preferring “Made in the USA,” because it signifies trust, satisfaction, value–and for the first time, they Continue Reading…

  7. 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:

  8. 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…

  1. 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:

  2. 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 –

  3. 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:

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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: