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  1. 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: http://bit.ly/2jnxS9b

  2. LVEDC Releases New Economic Development Magazine

    The feature story, “Innovation Lives Here” beginning on page 19 cites Ben Franklin Technology Partners, TechVentures and client LifeAire Systems. Via LVEDC http://bit.ly/2jDAanI

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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: http://bit.ly/2ikv4s4

  6. TechVentures and Lehigh Part of an Industrial Legacy

    Bethlehem Steel was once the second-largest producer of steel in the world. The company’s former research area is now Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus, at which Ben Franklin TechVentures, an award-winning business incubator owned and operated by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, is located. The campus also houses Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Initiative, including LaunchBayC, a Continue Reading…

  7. DCED Helps PA Communities Create, Retain 200,000 Jobs

    In 2016, the PA Department of Community and Economic Development implemented several programs to support Gov. Wolf’s “Jobs that Pay” priority. One of its initiatives, the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, has been responsible for creating more than 25,000 PA jobs and retaining 32,400 more. Through its Innovate in PA and annual Challenge Grant programs that Continue Reading…

  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:  http://bit.ly/2gxDWsP

  2. Ben Franklin to Invest $180,000 in Regional Economic Development

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $180,000 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. To achieve this goal, Ben Franklin staff Continue Reading…

  3. An Optimist vs. a Pessimist

    What is the difference between an optimist and a pessimist? At BFTP’s annual iXchange on May 17, 2016, speaker Byron Reese presented a keynote on Bold Optimism, in which he addressed how to spot key technologies and identify the macro factors that will drive innovation. Reese shares his perspectives in this eight-part video series. #8 – Continue Reading…

  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 – http://bit.ly/2gVsuZo

  5. Ben Franklin Appoints Upper Susquehanna Regional Manager

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the appointment of Frederick W. Kluck, Bloomsburg, as Regional Manager, Upper Susquehanna. Kluck replaces Larry A. Seibert, who is retiring. In his new position, Kluck will identify and support the development of start-up and early-stage technology-based firms and established manufacturers for potential Ben Franklin Technology Continue Reading…

  6. LVstartup Posts December E-newsletter

    The latest issue of LVstartup includes stories on Ben Franklin Venture Idol and BFTP clients OraSure Technologies and Arkados. Read more.

  7. Scranton’s Manufacturing and Technology Evolution

    BFTP’s Ken Okrepkie looked at the Scranton region’s manufacturing and technology sectors and then issued recommendations for adaptation and growth. He tops the list with more investment, and specifically increased access to early-stage capital. Via Northeast PA Business Journal  

  8. OraSure Wins Major International Contract

    OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, has received an $18 million product supply contract to support a foreign country’s nationwide hepatitis C testing and treatment program with the goal of eliminating hepatitis C virus infection across the country by 2020. More via Lehigh Valley Business.