Monthly Archives:
October, 2016


  1. BFTP’s Wayne Barz Featured in Small Business Survival Guide

    Five Questions With Wayne Barz, aka Techonomic Man. More via Lehigh Valley Business:

  2. Ben Franklin to Invest $671,000 in Regional Economic Development

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $671,000 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…

  3. Saladax CEO Sal Salamone Inducted into NJ Inventors Hall of Fame

    Saladax Biomedical, Inc., the leader in developing oncology diagnostics that increase the impact of personalized medicine, announced today that company founder and CEO Salvatore J. Salamone, Ph.D., has been inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame for “luminary discoveries and contributions in the fields of oncology research, therapeutic diagnostics, health care and medical Continue Reading…

  4. Study Shows That Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Can Reduce Chemotherapy Side Effects

    Saladax Biomedical, Inc., an anchor tenant at Ben Franklin TechVentures®, announced the publication of a practice-changing study that shows the benefits of measuring and adjusting the amount of chemotherapy in a patient’s blood to minimize debilitating toxicity. Saladax has developed tests for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM), measuring and adjusting drug doses to reach a target.  Chemotherapy-induced Continue Reading…

  5. Rea.deeming Beauty Repeats as Fastest-Growing in Region

    Rea.deeming Beauty, “makeup’s best friend” is No. 1 for a second year on Lehigh Valley Business‘ list of Fastest Growing Companies in the Greater Lehigh Valley. The company was awarded Ben Franklin’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Innovation award at the iXchange this past May. More via Lehigh Valley Business:

  6. BFTP’s Connie Faylor Interviewed by Reading Chamber

    The Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry Member Spotlight features Connie Faylor, Regional Manager, Greater Reading/Berks and Schuylkill. Faylor describes BFTP’s work in creating and retaining high-value jobs by supporting early-stage firms and established manufacturers in her region. View at

  7. LifeAire Systems Improves IVF Success by Double Digits

    Data released at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress show In Vitro Fertilization programs utilizing LifeAire Systems’ technology have improved ongoing pregnancy rates by 14.9% following installation. Read more:

  8. TAB Industries LLC – Repeat Business from 500+ Customers

    TAB Industries provides a synergy of diversified services that encompass warehousing and logistics, transportation, fabrication, and manufacturing. The company is the original equipment manufacturer of the TAB Wrapper Tornado – a self-designed and engineered orbital stretch wrap machine offered to customers globally. Feature via Lehigh Valley Business:

  1. Capitalizing on Change

    How does a company capitalize on change?  At BFTP’s annual iXchange on May 17, 2016, speaker Byron Reese presented a keynote on Bold Optimism, in which he addressed how to spot key technologies and identify the macro factors that will drive innovation. Reese shares his perspectives in this eight-part video series. #5 

  2. Building a Better Company by Taking Time Off

    One of the great things about running your own company is the ability to make your own rules. And one of those rules at BFTP Solutions Network member Altitude Marketing, implemented when the company was founded in 2004, is that partners must take a sabbatical every five years. Via Keystone Edge:

  3. Cernostics’ TissueCypher® Identifies Patients with High-Risk for Esophageal Cancer

    A newly released study indicates that Cernostics’ TissueCypher® identifies Barrett’s Esophagus patients who are 46x more likely to develop esophageal cancer or high-grade dyplasia as compared with low-risk patients. The test is 3x more effective than current pathological practices. Esophageal cancer is the fastest-growing cancer by incidence in western countries and early discovery dramatically improves Continue Reading…

  4. Bolt & Key Café at TechVentures Earns Positive Review

    The Bolt & Key Café is located in Ben Franklin TechVentures, on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus, for the convenience of resident companies and is also open to the public. Owned by the People’s Kitchen in Bethlehem, the café earned a very positive Morning Call restaurant review:

  5. LVstartup October Issue Includes BFTP

    LVEDC’s October issue of LVstartup includes stories on Gov. Wolf’s grant presentation for the TechVentures expansion, BFTP’s latest investment round, Technomic Man’s blog post, and client LifeAire Systems. Read more:   

  6. Noble Biomaterials Key Supplier to Successful Men’s Clothing Manufacturer

    Mack Weldon, founded in August 2012, is an e-commerce company that sells men’s essentials that feature upgraded design and fabrics. It’s taking a page from athletic brands with its Silver XT2 line, manufactured in Scranton by BFTP client Noble Biomaterials, which weaves anti-microbial silver into premium fabrics so they won’t smell at the end of Continue Reading…

  7. Gov. Wolf Announces $1.5 Million in State Funding for Ben Franklin TechVentures Expansion

    Governor Tom Wolf joined Senator Lisa Boscola and Representative Steve Samuelson to announce a $1.5 million state grant to aid in the construction of a 14,500 square-foot expansion to the Ben Franklin TechVentures® (BFTV) technology incubator/post-incubator facility. The new “TechVentures West Wing” will provide crucial support to entrepreneurs and start-ups that help create and retain Continue Reading…

  8. Changes in the Near Future

    What changes do you see coming for the near future?  At BFTP’s annual iXchange on May 17, 2016, speaker Byron Reese presented a keynote on Bold Optimism, in which he addressed how to spot key technologies and identify the macro factors that will drive innovation. Reese shares his perspectives in this eight-part video series. #4