Monthly Archives:
November, 2014


  1. EthosGen wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

    EthosGen, LLC, Wilkes-Barre, won Ben Franklin Venture Idol, hosted by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, on Thursday evening, November 20. The event was held at the Innovation Institute in Ben Franklin TechVentures®, the award-winning technology incubator/post-incubator on Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus. Ben Franklin Venture Idol is like a cross between Shark Tank® Continue Reading…

  2. Dramatic Increases in Clinical Pregnancy Rates Through LifeAire Systems Technology New data, resulting from a four-year study, has demonstrated dramatic increases in clinical pregnancies through In Vitro Fertilization across the United States where fertility programs have utilized LifeAire Systems’ new technology. Read more:

  3. TSG Provides Software to Automate Mission-Critical Processes

    Keystone Edge is profiling contestants from the Ben Franklin Venture Idol competition, held Nov. 20 at Ben Franklin TechVentures®. Competitor TSG Software is expanding market share of its software for business cleaning services, property and facility managers, and building management contractors. TSG’s Accelerator CC® brings traditionally manual processes into cloud software with mobile solutions to Continue Reading…

  4. Startup Weekend Lehigh Valley provides proving ground for nascent companies

    The top winners at the third Startup Weekend Lehigh Valley were two web-based education companies and a product to keep dogs in line. They competed over the course of an intense 54 hours at Ben Franklin TechVentures® on the Lehigh University campus in Bethlehem. Read more:  

  5. LifeAire Systems Selected as Finalist for Lehigh Valley Emerging Business of the Year

    To highlight and recognize these distinguished companies, Lehigh Valley Business is hosting an awards dinner on December 9 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. The winners in the Emerging Business and other categories will be announced at the event. Read more:

  6. Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Receives $50K award from the U.S. SBA

    Bridgeworks is a member of the Ben Franklin Incubator Network. The U.S. Small Business Administration grant will fund improvementsto office suites in the building. Read more:

  7. Founder of Fragrance Manufacturing Featured in Keystone Edge

    Fragrance Manufacturing Inc. (FMI) does contract manufacturing, bottling and packaging of products that are shipped all over the world. Founded in 1992, FMI has grown from a two-person start-up to an employer of 41, with plans to double its revenues in the next five years. Read more:

  8. Privacy Curtains with Noble Biomaterials’ X-STATIC® Selected for Bacteria-Resistant Curtains in Hospital

    X-STATIC® Antimicrobial Technology has been chosen by Nebraska Methodist Hospital to elevate its standard of care for fabrics in the healthcare environment. The facility will install bacteria-resistant Arc-Com privacy curtains powered by X-STATIC® in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) of its new surgery center. “Fabrics are contaminated and are a critical link in the Continue Reading…

  1. Orbweaver Improves Efficiency in the Electronics Sector

    Keystone Edge is profiling contestants in the upcoming Ben Franklin Venture Idol competition, scheduled for Nov. 20 at Ben Franklin TechVentures®. Competitor Orbweaver Sourcing has developed a cloud-based software solution that boosts the speed, accuracy and productivity of the parts procurement process in the electronics manufacturing services  industry. Tailoring results to a customer’s unique demands Continue Reading…

  2. Drivers – No; Opportunity – Yes

    Lehigh Valley Business feature on Driverless Cars Includes BFTP/NEP Perspective. Read more:

  3. Particle Sciences forms Alliance with Lubrizol

    “Teaming up with both Vesta and Particle Sciences enables Lubrizol to leverage our core polymer chemistry into tailored solutions for novel implantable and dermal drug delivery systems and combination products to deliver improved patient outcomes,” says Joey Glassco, global market manager for Lubrizol LifeSciences. Read more:

  4. Founder of Columbia County Bread and Granola Featured in Keystone Edge

    Doug Michael’s company, Columbia County Bread and Granola, makes super-healthful, flax seed granola and sprouted-wheat breads. Read more: