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Cambridge-Lee CEO featured in Workplace Readiness Series Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2015 in Client & Alumni News

Andi Funk, CEO of Cambridge-Lee Industries, Reading, provides advice to students entering the work world in this episode of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce series. Cambridge-Lee is a BFTP/NEP client and winner of the 2014 BFTP/NEP Manufacturing Achievement Award. View here: http://bit.ly/1hrOlXt  

LifeAire Improves In Vitro Fertilization Success Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 in Client & Alumni News

Clinical pregnancy rates increased an average of 19.7 percent after installation of the LifeAire system, according to data compiled from 14 in vitro fertilization (IVF) programs. Remediating up to 99.999% of biological and chemical contaminants within the air, LifeAire Systems’ patented, multi-stage purification media creates a pristine environment most conducive to optimal embryo development. Read more: http://bit.ly/1NUXxON

Southside Bethlehem KIZ, Business Incubator Give Tech Startups a Boost Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 in Client & Alumni News

Keystone Innovation Zones (KIZs) are designated areas within Pennsylvania that foster entrepreneurial growth in coordination with higher education. One company that has benefitted from the Southside KIZ is BFTP alumnus, Viddler, which Continue Reading ...

Fleet Genius Review: Best Low-Cost GPS Fleet Tracking Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2015 in Client & Alumni News

Business News Daily recommends BFTP/NEP client Prova Systems’ Fleet Genius as the best low-cost GPS fleet tracking software for small businesses/best GPS fleet tracking software for very small businesses. They chose Fleet Genius from dozens of GPS fleet tracking software options. Read more: http://bit.ly/1NELIOD

Prova’s Fleet Genius Selected to Automate Ambulance Fleet Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 in Client & Alumni News

MedStar Mobile Healthcare has implemented Prova System’s Fleet Genius fleet management system to provide diagnostic and maintenance meter tracking for its fleet of 75 vehicles. The system will be used to automate the collection and reporting of vehicle usage metrics that drive the ambulance fleet maintenance system. Read more: http://bit.ly/1hODt6A

Highwood to Expand, Hire More Staff Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2015 in Client & Alumni News

Highwood USA, Tamaqua, started construction of a 23,000-square-foot addition that will bring the facility to 96,000-square-feet. The Schuylkill County-based manufacturer is seeing strong growth in its furniture business; the expansion will allow Highwood to do more in-house manufacturing. The company plans to hire 15 to 18 people next year. Read more: http://bit.ly/1gXSse8

Innovative Control Systems to Showcase its Technology at New Car Wash Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 in Client & Alumni News

Sparkle Care Wash in Lower Nazareth will be a self-service, fully automated operation with automatic sensors that wash away dirt and utilize new methods to recycle water. It will showcase Innovative Control Systems’ technology that integrates the control of car wash equipment to important business functions. Read more: http://bit.ly/1SOZ7Z2

MindBridge Innovations Develops High-Tech Therapy Bikes Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 in Client & Alumni News

“Entrepreneurship is all about redefinition and flexibility,” says Dan Vassilaros of MindBridge Innovations. MindBridge’s OrthoBike™ therapy system is a rehabilitative tool for physical therapists that provides range-of-motion, strength, and gait rehabilitation to patients after total hip and knee replacement and other lower extremity surgeries. Read more: http://bit.ly/1M9rhtT

Carbondale Tech Transfer Center Offers “Makerspace” for Electronics Companies Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 in Client & Alumni News

Using a model it deployed for food manufacturing, the Carbondale Technology Transfer Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, hopes business and entrepreneurs will be whipping up batches of circuit boards at an electronics makerspace. The electronics makerspace will serve small companies with specialized needs that produce prototypes or short runs of fewer than 1,000. Read more: http://bit.ly/1hhFxUg

IQE Named One of 55 Key Partners in U.S.’s First Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 in Client & Alumni News

Epiwafer foundry and substrate maker IQE has been named as a key partner in a new consortium to establish the U.S.’s first Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI). Created as part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, the IP-IMI has been launched in order to advance the state-of-the-art and establish U.S. leadership in photonic integrated circuits. Read more: http://bit.ly/1UkNkPr
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