Monthly Archives:
October, 2012


  1. Philly Tech News: BFTP-NEP’s TechVentures Helps Spur Lehigh Valley Tech Growth

    Of projects that were aided by the Obama administration’s stimulus program (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s expanded TechVentures incubator, on the grounds of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, is one that most on both sides of political spectrum agree was worthwhile.

  2. Ben Franklin Client ZeroTruck Receives Energy Grant

    That’s because the California Energy Commission (CEC) program has approved a $2.2 million grant to get around a dozen vehicles into work fleets around the state. The grant pays for a portion of the truck and each participant in the program will get to keep the trucks after the two-year program is done. Each truck Continue Reading…

  3. Ben Franklin Alumnus Infinera DTN-X Platform Wins Communications Technology’s 2012 “Best First” Award

    Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) won Communications Technology Magazine’s “Best First” Award yesterday at the CT Platinum Awards breakfast in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo taking place this week. The prestigious cable industry award recognizes outstanding broadband-technology products and services.

  4. PEDA 2012 Conference Includes Tour of Ben Franklin TechVentures

        The Pennyslvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) selected Ben Franklin TechVentures® business technology incubator as one of its off-site destinations for its Fall 2012 conference. The one-hour tour, presented on October 22nd by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania President and Chief Executive Officer R. Chadwick Paul, Jr., included a comprehensive overview of Continue Reading…

  5. Ben Franklin Alumnus OraSure Stocks Up On Release of Home HIV Test

    Creator of rapid HIV testing kit saw its stock jump after a home version of the 30-minute oral test hit stores shelves. Earlier this year, the FDA approved for home use the OraSure rapid test that does not require samples be sent to a lab, and allows for nearly instant, private home results. CNBC reports Continue Reading…

  6. Ben Franklin Client Prova Systems Announces Launch of New Cloud-Based Fleet Genius PRO Application

    Organizations seeking to offer advanced fleet maintenance services, while simultaneously permitting their customers to view and manage their fleet’s other management data themselves, can now start leveraging Prova Systems’ newly launched cloud-based fleet management application, Fleet Genius PRO.

  7. Ben Franklin Clients CEWA Technologies and XiGo Nanotools Named 2012 Business of the Year Finalists

    Congratulations to Ben Franklin clients CEWA Technologies and XiGo Nanotools – Emerging Business of the Year finalists in Lehigh Valley Business’  2012 Business of the Year awards. This  inaugural competition honor  the region’s most dynamic businesses and business leaders who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth, and the community. Awards will be presented Continue Reading…

  8. Ben Franklin Featured on WDIY’s Lehigh Valley Disclosure

    Through an engaging interview with Wayne Barz, Ben Franklin’s Manager of Entrepreneurial Services and Bill Crompton, COO of Ben Franklin client Electrikus, WDIY’s Lehigh Valley Disclosure hour-long radio show tells a strong story on Ben Franklin’s work and accomplishments.

  1. Ben Franklin Alumnus Noble Biomaterials, Inc. X-STATIC® Antimicrobial Technology Supports International Infection Prevention Week

    Noble Biomaterials, manufacturer of X-STATIC® antimicrobial technology for soft surface fabrics in healthcare, is joining the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology as a Champion for International Infection Prevention Week, October 14-20, 2012. The week recognizes the efforts made toward reducing preventable infections in healthcare settings. Approximately 99,000 people die annually from healthcare Continue Reading…

  2. Ben Franklin Client Micro Interventional Devices, Inc. Initiates “First-in-Man” Clinical Study of Permaseal™

    Micro Interventional Devices, Inc.™ (MID), an emerging cardiovascular medical device company, announced today that the first patient has been treated using its self-sealing, cardiac access and closure technology, Permaseal™. The patient is the first to be enrolled in the company’s STASIS clinical trial that has commenced in Europe.

  3. Ben Franklin TechVentures Manager Wins Lehigh MBA Entrepreneurship Award

            Congratulations to Wayne Barz, Ben Franklin Director of Entrepreneurial Services and Manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures. He won Lehigh University’s inaugural MBA Entrepreneurship Award at Lehigh’s MBA Day on Saturday, October 20th. Follow Wayne’s blog on this website, at, or on Twitter @TechonomicMan.

  4. BF Clients Among Fastest Growing Companies

    Congratulations to Ben Franklin Technology Partners clients and alumni who were among the 25 finalists in Lehigh Valley Business’ Fastest Growing Companies Awards. Vigon International, Inc., East Stroudsburg ranked 6; EcoTech Marine, Bethlehem ranked 7; Puritan Products, Inc., Bethlehem ranked 9; and C. F. Martin & Co., Inc., Nazareth ranked 18. This awards program honors Continue Reading…

  5. Ben Franklin TechVentures to Host StartUp Weekend

     Lehigh Valley Tech ( )invites aspiring entrepreneurs to StartUp weekend at Ben Franklin TechVentures ( on Friday evening, November 2nd through Sunday, November 4th. Guests will pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas, as determined by popular vote, and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business Continue Reading…

  6. Ben Franklin Alumnus IQE’s Compound Semiconductor on Silicon Laser Materials Enable Next-Generation Hard Disk Drive Technology

  7. Ben Franklin alumni client and incubator graduate Bio Med Sciences featured on WFMZ Channel 69

    Ben Franklin alumni client and incubator graduate Bio Med Sciences’ Silon® technology blends the best properties of silicone and Teflon. Silon is utilized in new and innovative products for wound care, scar management and skin renewing technologies. The company was recently featured on WFMZ Channel 69.

  8. Governor Corbett Visits Award-Winning Ben Franklin TechVentures Business Incubator; Praises Impact on Job Creation in the Northeast

          Oct. 9, 2012  Bethlehem – Governor Tom Corbett today toured the Ben Franklin Partners’ TechVentures facility, a highly successful business incubator located at Lehigh University that has helped to launch dozens of start-up companies that support thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania.  “My administration has been happy to partner with Ben Franklin and Continue Reading…