Monthly Archives:
February, 2017


  1. Grovara is in the Business of Boosting Exports

    TechVentures-based Grovara is developing a web-based platform to facilitate international distribution. The goal: connect small- and medium-size American companies with international buying partners by lowering the global trade barriers companies often encounter. Via Morning Call:   

  2. eventuosity Partners with AMP for Event Tech Live

    eventuosity, LLC, Bethlehem and A.M.P Events Limited, London, have partnered, making eventuosity the exclusive event planning and management application of A.M.P.’s live programming, including its annual Event Tech Live conference and exposition. This will automate and standardize the management of event logistics, reducing the cost and time required for event production. More

  3. Could New York Tech Company’s move to Allentown Signal a Trend?

    “They need access to talent, manageable costs and capital, and they can get all of that there in Allentown,” said Wayne Barz, Ben Franklin Manager of Entrepreneurial Services. “If they’re successful, others will come. That’s how this usually works. A lot will be riding on their success.” Via Morning Call:

  4. OraSure Sees Second Profitable Year

    Bethlehem’s OraSure Technologies Inc. has posted a second profitable year, with $128.2 million in net revenue for 2016, a 7 percent improvement from last year. OraSure is a developer, manufacturer and distributor of diagnostic collection devices, including the OraQuick platform for rapid HIV and Hepatitis C testing. Last year, it received government contracts to study Continue Reading…

  5. RantNetwork to Provide Mobile-Based Interpretation Services to Humanitarian Aid Workers

    Jewish Family & Children’s Services has selected RantNetwork’s mobile app “OPI Translate” to support its growing multilingual translation and interpretation needs in assisting migrants and refugees around the world. More:

  6. Jump Start Incubator Celebrates Five Years

    Dozens of Berks County entrepreneurs who got their start in the Jump Start Incubator, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, were among the crowd of well-wishers in Reading to celebrate the organization’s fifth-year anniversary. Via Lehigh Valley Business:

  7. Cernostics on Cover of AACR Journal

    Cernostics’ latest clinical validation paper evaluated the performance of its TissueCypher in detecting prevalent esophageal cancer otherwise missed by standard pathology. Images from the study appear on the cover of the February issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention:

  8. Noble Biomaterials’ Silver-Bonded Clothing Could Electrify Wearables

    A new smart clothing solution allows for biometric readings such as ECG and EMG, and can also conduct electrical power for devices. The key to the solution is Noble Biomaterials’ Circuitex technology, which bonds pure silver – a highly conductive element – to the fabric’s surface.  More:  

  1. Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network Grows Again

    New Member: StartupLewisburg, the Bucknell University Entrepreneurs Incubator The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has expanded its incubator network once again. Already among the largest incubator networks in the U.S., the addition of StartupLewisburg, the Bucknell University Entrepreneurs Incubator, makes the network 15 members strong. StartupLewisburg is Bucknell University’s home for innovators Continue Reading…

  2. Noble Biomaterials Advances Design Flexibility in Smart Apparel

    Noble Biomaterials, Inc., a global leader in conductive solutions for smart textiles applications, has collaborated with Bemis Associates to develop a seamless, conductive advanced material that allows for simple and durable integration of electronics into apparel. More:

  3. LVstartup Posts February E-newsletter

    The latest issue of LVstartup includes stories on the Ben Franklin iXchange, a blog on BFTP business incubation, and BFTP clients Saladax, Hager Biosciences, Cernostics, viihealth, and Cryoconcepts. Read more:

  4. Lesson #7: 1 > 1,000,000

    Wayne Barz, manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures, posted the seventh installment in his series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” Nabbing your first sale is more important than the actual dollar amount you get for it, i.e. 1 > 1,000,000. More via Keystone Edge: