Monthly Archives:
September, 2015


  1. CEWA Technologies Featured in Greater Reading Chamber Commerce Quarterly

    CEWA Technologies’ new solar dish produces energy at a price that competes with fossil fuels without government subsidies. By using existing materials in new ways and employing a unique design, CEWA’s solar collector can provide energy with far greater efficiency than existing solar applications. CEWA’s solar dishes have the potential to be a game-changer in cost-effective Continue Reading…

  2. Ben Franklin Venture Idol: November 12 – SOLD OUT

    Ben Franklin Venture Idol is a cross between Shark Tank® and American Idol®…but with great food and networking. After earning their way through the afternoon selection process, three technology company entrepreneurs will briefly pitch their start-up companies to investors and attendees. Audience members decide how to “fund” the companies. Keynote presentation by Dr. Kathryn C. Continue Reading…

  3. OraSure receives $1.5M Ebola Test Order from CDC

    OraSure Technologies Inc., the Bethlehem-based company that earlier this year developed a test for Ebola, will sell $1.5 million of its new product to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The OraQuick Ebola Rapid Antigen Test uses the same technology OraSure deployed for creating its rapid HIV and HCV tests. Read more:

  4. U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.7 Million to Expand TechVentures Incubator in Northeastern Pennsylvania

    The U.S. Economic Development Administration announced that it is awarding a $1.7 million grant to the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania to expand capacity at the TechVentures incubator. This project will create 112 jobs, save 82 jobs, and generate more than $61 million in private investment. Read more:; Morning Call coverage:; Lehigh Continue Reading…

  5. Lehigh Valley Business: Ben Franklin is Investing in Innovation

    By investing in early stage technology firms, organizations such as Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania play a vital role in helping manufacturing grow in the Greater Lehigh Valley. If you happen to visit Ben Franklin TechVentures, Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ business incubator located on Lehigh University’s campus, you’ll find many startups and new Continue Reading…

  6. B. Braun Receives FDA Clearance for Infusomat Space Pump

    B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for its second-generation, large-volume Infusomat® Space Pump. The Infusomat Space Pump is intended for adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients for the delivery of fluids, medications, blood and blood products delivered Continue Reading…

  7. Ben Franklin Impact: 10,000+ Manufacturing Jobs 1994-2014

    PA Manufacturing Week — Ben Franklin Invests in Established Manufacturers and Early-Stage Tech-Based Manufacturers In recognition of Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week, September 28 to October 3, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has announced that its work with clients resulted in the creation or retention of 10,074 manufacturing jobs from 1994 to 2014. Clients Continue Reading…

  8. Manufacturing Job Seekers: Register Now for Berks Manufacturing Day

    Meet 30 manufacturing employers throughout Greater Reading. Event presented by Greater Reading Economic Partnership in recognition of Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week. Saturday, 10/3/15, 8-11 AM. Register: Video:

  1. Manufacturing Job Seekers: Register Now for Berks Manufacturing Day

    Meet 30 manufacturing employers throughout Greater Reading. Event presented by Greater Reading Economic Partnership in recognition of Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week. Saturday, 10/3/15, 8-11 AM. Register: Video:

  2. Prova Systems’ New Vehicle Inertia Monitor Captures Equipment Performance Issues Prior to Failure

    Prova Systems’ Vehicle Inertia Monitor (VIM) is a new dual mode advanced J1939 CAN-bus vibration analyzer and vehicle attitude sensor for heavy-duty vehicle prognostics and performance monitoring. The VIM provides indicators of degradation in equipment performance so that preventive maintenance can be performed to improve efficiency and avoid catastrophic system failure replacement costs. Read more: Continue Reading…

  3. BFTP Clients/Alumni to be Featured in Berks Manufacturing Day

    Students and adults can learn more about career opportunities with Greater Reading manufacturing companies at Berks Manufacturing Day, presented by the Greater Reading Economic Partnership. The free event features tours of five regional manufacturing facilities: American Crane, Brentwood, Cambridge-Lee Industries, East Penn Manufacturing, and Remcon Plastics.  In addition, there will be opportunities for guests to Continue Reading…

  4. Particle Sciences Acquired by Lubrizol

    The Lubrizol Corporation announced that it has acquired Bethlehem-based Particle Sciences, a global leader in complex formulations including drug eluting device product development as well as sterile and particulate drug products. Lubrizol has approximately 9,000 employees worldwide and 2014 revenues of $7 billion. The acquisition further expands Lubrizol LifeSciences’ pharmaceutical development capabilities. Particle Sciences will retain Continue Reading…

  5. Cernostics Paper Published in Journal of Pathology Informatics

    Cernostics’ paper describes a biomarker imaging approach, TissueCypher™, that quantifies key components of biopsies such as those found in cancer and pre-cancer conditions. Read more:

  6. LVstartup Releases Latest Issue About Regional Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

    The September issue of LVstartup, a monthly e-newsletter about entrepreneurship and start-ups in the Lehigh Valley, has been released by LVEDC’s Entrepreneurship Council of the Lehigh Valley. The newest edition spotlights BFTP client, Viddler, and contains stories about the Southside Bethlehem KIZ; a team of Lehigh University students winning a national competition for their diagnostic device for HIV treatment Continue Reading…

  7. Micro Interventional Devices Receives $250K Follow-on Funding

    Micro Interventional Devices, Inc., which began in Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem, received a $250,000 follow-on investment from the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania. The company is developing a disruptive technology that enables some heart surgeries to be conducted through a puncture in the skin as opposed to through open surgery. Read more:

  8. 4 BFTP Clients Named to LV Business’ Fastest-Growing Cos

    Four clients and alumni of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania have been named among the region’s fastest-growing companies by Lehigh Valley Business: Follett Corp., Rea.deeming Beauty, Inc., Solar Technology, Inc., and Vigon International, Inc. Nominated companies were ranked according to revenue growth over a three-year period. Read more: