Monthly Archives:
March, 2014


  1. Founder of Site2 Featured in Keystone Edge

    Scranton’s Site2 uses cloud technology to allow small to mid-sized businesses to have the latest high-tech IT solutions without having to experience “refresh pain” from constantly evolving technology. Read more:

  2. Diagnostic Developer With Faster, More Accurate Esophageal Cancer Test Nets Follow-on Funding

    Esophageal cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers in western countries and has one of the highest mortality rates among cancers. Medical device company Cernostics is developing a more accurate way to evaluate the risk of patients with Barrett’s esophagus developing esophageal cancer. Read more:

  3. Ben Franklin to Invest $939,885 in Regional Economic Development

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $939,885 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…

  4. A Dose of Reality About Chemotherapy Dosing

    Saladax Biomedical Laboratories is offering a simple blood test for the personalization and optimization of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) dosing to help oncologists improve treatment outcomes and minimize the drug’s toxic side effects. Saladax’s My5-FU™ test results provide the oncologist information about the concentration of the drug in the patient’s blood as well as their overall systemic exposure to Continue Reading…

  5. Third Eye Diagnostics offers non-invasive monitoring for head injuries

    Stroke, hemorrhage and head injuries in combat, and accidents on the playing field can be quickly catastrophic. Now Third Eye Diagnostics has developed a first-of-its-kind, non-invasive, handheld medical device that can be used in the field and at the hospital to quickly gather critical information from a patient’s eye. Read more:

  6. Founder of Keystone Automation Featured in Keystone Edge

    In 2009, Michael Duffy founded Keystone Automation, which designs and builds specialized machinery for industries including packaging, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and manufacturing. At first, the company encountered resistance from workers who were afraid of being replaced by machines. But, according to Duffy, Keystone Automation has enabled quite a few companies to bring work back to Continue Reading…

  7. IQE to Advance Silicon Photonics

    IQE has announced that its epitaxial wafer technology has been used to help develop next-generation quantum dot lasers on silicon substrates. The researchers believe this work represents an important step towards large-scale photonic integration in an ultra low-cost platform for high volume consumer applications which will lead to the mass adoption of silicon photonics. Read Continue Reading…

  8. Digestive Care Donates Year-Long Supply of Medication to Patients in El Salvador

    Digestive Care, Inc. (DCI), the manufacturer of PERTZYE® (pancrelipase) and its marketing partner in the U.S. cystic fibrosis market, Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc., donated a year’s supply of PERTZYE®  medication to the Benjamin Bloom Children’s Hospital in San Salvador, El Salvador in February 2014. The donation is part of an ongoing charitable program. Read more:

  1. Ben Franklin President and CEO Chad Paul Interviewed in Verve Social Magazine

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  2. Bio Med Sciences – PBS TV39 Focus

    Mark Dillon, President of Ben Franklin alumnus Bio Med Sciences, was featured on PBS TV39 Focus – Tech Talk on February 28, 2014.

  3. Cerora – PBS TV39 Focus

    Adam Simon, President and CEO of Ben Franklin client Cerora, was featured on PBS TV39 Focus – Tech Talk on February 28, 2014.

  4. Ben Franklin Overview – PBS TV39 Focus

    Ben Franklin TechVentures® Manager Wayne Barz was featured on PBS TV39 Focus – Tech Talk on February 28, 2014.

  5. Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation – The Greater Lehigh Valley

    LVEDC depicts the many attributes of the Greater Lehigh Valley region, including Ben Franklin TechVentures®.

  6. Co-Founder of EcoTech Marine Featured in Keystone Edge

    EcoTech Marine, a developer and manufacturer of innovative equipment for reef aquariums,  began in 2003 with three college friends. The company is now is a $14 million company with customers all over the world. Read more here.

  7. Cerora’s Brainwave Reader Ready to Launch

    One startup is ready to launch a product that it hopes will change people’s minds about the need for objective brain injury data. The amount of concussions and brain injuries that occur is actually more than most people know, according to Adam Simon, president and CEO of Cerora Inc., a Bethlehem startup with an office Continue Reading…

  8. Custom Processing Services Recognized for Excellence in Manufacturing

    Reading-based Custom Processing Services opened a new 42,000 square foot facility dedicated to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) processing in November of 2011. The company’s commitment to new and innovative manufacturing technology has led to it being recognized as one of Pharmaceutical Processing’s Facility Excellence Award winners for 2014. Read More: