Monthly Archives:
July, 2015


  1. SeKur Technology Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for its Secure File Sharing Platform

    SeKur Technology, Inc. produces SeKur XFR (“secure transfer”), a file sharing platform with enterprise level security that will give Internet users the power to track, monitor, and disable (“unsend”) any file, anytime, even after download. The company launched a crowdfunding campaign on Rockethub. Read more:; Participate:  

  2. Icon Legacy Built-in-a-Day Modular Homes Rise in Yonkers

    These wood-frame houses, loaded with amenities, “are built with nails and screws – and glued together, too, because they have to tolerate 80-mph winds on the highway when they are driven here,” Pat Crosbie said. “That makes them twice as strong as a regular house.” Read more:

  3. Ophidion, Inc.

    OPHIDION, INC is developing a new class of safe and effective drugs targeting some of the most important receptors in the central nervous system. They are targeting relief of the symptoms of schizophrenia, ADHD, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as addiction and anxiety. The founder launched the company in the Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative Continue Reading…

  4. Preferred Technology

    PREFERRED TECHNOLOGY is a subsidiary of Preferred Sands, created to develop and commercialize new, more environmentally friendly and cost-effective materials for the oil and gas drilling industries. TechVentures’ collaboration with Preferred Technology provides other Ben Franklin resident companies with exposure to this industry leader for partnership, commercialization, and innovation opportunities.

  5. NextShift Interactive

    NEXTSHIFT INTERACTIVE provides digital marketing, innovative healthcare industry software, and consulting services to large pharmaceutical, medical device, and healthcare industry clients. The company’s web-based and mobile-enabled analytic tools help their clients understand and communicate better with their customers.

  6. Data Samurai, LLC

    DATA SAMURAI, LLC employs a unique approach to collecting and evaluating data and developing data analytics for its client base of large corporations and organizations. By combining partner-sourced software platforms with their approach, Data Samurai delivers rapid-deployment and implementation solutions.

  7. Innovative Control Systems Founder Featured in Keystone Edge

    Innovative Control Systems manufactures high-tech controllers for car washes, as well as outdoor kiosks to allow for complete automation — customers enter their choices and pay with a card. Their trademark Tunnel Master WBC and their latest product 4D are taking car washes to the next level all over the United States, and in Australia Continue Reading…

  8. Software to snowboard innovations win BFTP/NEP investments

  1. Sanofi Pasteur Ships First 2015-2016 Seasonal Influenza Vaccines in U.S.

    Sanofi Pasteur announced that its first doses of Fluzone® (Influenza Vaccine) for the 2015-2016 influenza (“flu”) season have been released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for shipment. This represents the first of more than 65 million total doses of seasonal influenza vaccine manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur that will be delivered to U.S. Continue Reading…

  2. Are we becoming less effective in our ‘always on’ world?

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange 2015 event featured futurist Michael Rogers as the keynote speaker. Rogers addressed the virtualization of America and the world, the Internet of Things, and what the digital lifestyle means for business. See his insights at:

  3. Medico Industries Receives CFA Grant

    Medico Industries was among the beneficiaries of  the distribution of local slots revenue by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for funding economic development and civic improvement projects across Luzerne County. Hanover Township will receive $600,000 to assist Medico Industries with upgrades and a new press line. The expansion of capabilities and capacity, coupled with market growth, Continue Reading…

  4. B.Braun Medical Wins FDA Approval for 70% Dextrose Injection

    B.Braun earned FDA approval for its 70% Dextrose for Injection in a 2L flexible container, part of the company’s suite of clinical nutrition compounding offerings. This product further expands the company’s line of solution containers that are not made with natural rubber latex, DEHP, or PVC. B.Braun was the first medical device manufacturer to remove Continue Reading…

  5. Ben Franklin Planning TechVentures Expansion

    Ben Franklin TechVentures’ current rentable space is 97% full and staff projects continued demand. In anticipation of these growing requirements, we’re exploring funding sources to expand TechVentures so we can provide more incubator space to promising early-stage technology firms. These companies will accelerate economic growth and job creation in northeastern Pennsylvania. Read more: Express-Times – Continue Reading…

  6. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA invests in promising technologies

  7. Ben Franklin to Invest $542,400 In Regional Economic Development

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $542,400 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…

  8. How can a leader prepare for the future?

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange 2015 event featured futurist Michael Rogers as the keynote speaker. Rogers addressed the virtualization of America and the world, the Internet of Things, and what the digital lifestyle means for business. See his insights at: