1. 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…

  2. 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: 

  3. Success Story – Custom Processing Services

     Successful Ben Franklin client Gregg Shemanski, president of Custom Processing Services, Reading, describes his company and BFTP’s support –      

  4. Xverity Posts Video

    BFTP client/TechVentures resident Xverity posted a new video:

  5. 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…

  6. Glemser and Intelex Partner to Deliver Optimized Quality Management Solutions to Life Science Market

    Expanded practices drive performance and lower total cost of ownership for medical device and pharmaceutical customers. More:

  7. LVstartup E-Newsletter Released by LVEDC

      The August issue includes stories on BFTP clients OraSure and Dellicker Strategies and news on BFTP’s latest funding round. More:

  8. 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:

  1. 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:

  2. 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:

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Ben Franklin to Invest $397,543 in Regional Companies

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $397,543 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…

  6. 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:

  7. Lampire: The Lifeblood of Life Sciences

    Lampire Biological Labs now has 130 PA employees and has recently acquired BF TechVentures resident H.B. Custom Media, which will accelerate the company’s development of reagents for stem cell therapy. Via Morning Call:

  8. Cambridge-Lee Introduces Coated Copper Coil

    Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC has unveiled CL Readi-Protector Coated Coils, a copper coil product with factory-coated plastic protection over a copper tube core. The product will be directed to industries in which corrosion resistance is a requirement, such as fuel oil lines, natural gas and propane equipment, and for companies in plumbing, HVAC, and burner service Continue Reading…