Monthly Archives:
January, 2014


  1. Ben Franklin Client B. Braun Receives FDA Approval For Next Generation Intravenous Containers

    B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, announced today that it has received FDA approval of the first IV containers that are not made with natural rubber latex, DEHP or PVC. B.Braun offers the only full line of IV solution products that are manufactured using non-toxic plastic materials – a Continue Reading…

  2. Ben Franklin Catalyzes Growth in Life Sciences

    Cerora and Micro Interventional Devices are just two of the 61 life sciences start-ups successfully launched by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania since 1987. Ben Franklin’s investments in these ventures — almost $12 million in total — build on sectors in which the region’s life sciences economy is especially robust. Read more:   Continue Reading…

  3. Ben Franklin Alumnus Client Hexcel Earns Boeing Performance Excellence Award

    Hexcel Corp. has received a 2013 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Hexcel develops, manufactures, and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials used in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial applications. Read More:

  4. Founder of Ben Franklin Client LifeAire Systems Featured in Keystone Edge

    When Kathryn C. Worrilow was working as a reproductive physiologist in an in-vitro fertilization clinic, she and her colleagues noticed something was wrong. At various times, their pregnancy rate would dip, and no one could figure out why. Read more:

  5. Ben Franklin Client and Venture Idol Winner Pivitec Debuts New AVB Product, Interface Card

     Pivitec, of Bethlehem, PA, is offering new AVB-related and interface products. The Pivitec e16i‐ADAT 16-channel AVB network interface and e16i/o MY 16 Mini-YGDAI 16-channel bidirectional network interface card for Yamaha digital consoles are now available. “Pivitec’s leading edge Personal Monitor Mixing System is especially popular for use in Houses of Worship. So Yamaha was the Continue Reading…

  6. Ben Franklin Alumnus Particle Sciences, Inc. Partners to Bring Poison Ivy Vaccine Into Clinical Trials

    Particle Sciences, Inc. a drug delivery Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), has partnered with Hapten Sciences, Inc. to progress Hapten’s lead product into the clinic. The product is a vaccine developed to lessen or eliminate contact dermatitis from Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac exposure. Read more:

  7. Ben Franklin Clients Earn Keystone Innovation Zone Tax Credits.

    The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development approved $15.09 million through the Keystone Innovation Zone Tax Credit program for 202 companies. These zones are established in communities that host institutions of higher education and are designed to boost innovation and create entrepreneurial opportunities. “We are delighted to see that a number of clients of Continue Reading…

  8. Founder of Ben Franklin Client TAB Industries Featured in Keystone Edge

    From the time he was a boy growing up in rural Exeter Township, Berks County, Tom Brizek had entrepreneurship in his blood. In 2005, he started TAB Industries on Reading. The company distributes steel doors, subcontracts manufacturing, does trucking and fabrication, and some assembly. Four years ago, the company introduced the TAB Wrapper Tornado (patent pending); Continue Reading…

  1. Founder of Ben Franklin Client Skaffl Featured in Keystone Edge

    Just over a year ago, Rita Chesterton and her team won Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend for a working app that enables teachers to use an iPad to distribute, collect, grade and return their students’ homework. Now her company, Skaffl, is ready to take the Braket app to market. Skaffl recently received a Ben Franklin Technology Continue Reading…

  2. Founder of Ben Franklin Client TB Biosciences Featured in Keystone Edge

    Every minute, someone in the world dies of tuberculosis (TB). Up until now, there has been no quick, accurate and affordable way to test for active TB. But if all goes as planned, TB Biosciences will be able to provide just such a test to populations in the most dire need. Read more:

  3. Ben Franklin CEO Chad Paul Featured Economic Development Leader

      Earning the support of governors and general assemblies for three decades is quite an accomplishment for a state-funded economic development organization, and speaks to the value we bring in developing Pennsylvania’s economy. Read More:

  4. Ben Franklin Client EggZack Featured

    A self-made entrepreneur and computer programmer from Metuchen, N.J., Jon Zack started EggZack in 2008 and worked out of his barn for three years to develop an automated marketing system. Today, the company is headquartered in Ben Franklin TechVentures and recognized as an emerging force in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Read more: