Monthly Archives:
July, 2017


  1. Pik Rite and Play Impossible Win Small Business Awards

    Pik Rite President Elvin Stoltzfus received both the National Environmental Stewardship and the Pennsylvania Small Business Person of the Year Award. Play Impossible CTO Kevin Langdon accepted the Innovation in New Product Development Award. Via The Daily Item:

  2. EthosGen a Finalist in NY Competition

    Wilkes-Barre-based EthosGen was named one of eight finalists for the $2.5 million 76West Clean Energy Competition, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. EthosGen, an alternative energy company, creates electric power by capturing waste heat from a variety of sources. Via Citizens Voice:

  3. OraSure Earns WHO Approval for HIV Self-Test

    OraSure Technologies Inc., Bethlehem, A manufacturer of medical diagnostic and collection devices, has received World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualification for its OraQuick HIV Self-Test. The test allows a person to detect antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 with an oral swab, and can provide a result in 20 minutes. More via Lehigh Valley Business – Continue Reading…

  4. Noble Biomaterials Teams to Develop Range of Sustainable, Anti-Odor Fabrics

      Noble Biomaterials, Inc., a global leader in odor elimination and smart fabric technology solutions, has partnered with the Lenzing Group, a world leader in the manufacture of botanic cellulose fibers, to introduce a range of new high-performance textiles made with Noble’s silver-based anti-odor technology. The cooperation will offer activewear brands a more natural textile Continue Reading…

  5. Ben Franklin to Invest $397,543 in Regional Companies

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $397,543 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…

  6. Digestive Care Announces FDA Approval of Medication to Treat Pancreatic Insufficiency Due to Cystic Fibrosis

    Digestive Care, Inc. (DCI) and its marketing partner to support the U.S. cystic fibrosis community, Chiesi, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of PERTZYE® (pancrelipase) in a 24,000 USP lipase units capsule. The newly available dosing strength may allow for consumption of fewer capsules to reach the needed weight-based dose. More:

  7. Lampire: The Lifeblood of Life Sciences

    Lampire Biological Labs now has 130 PA employees and has recently acquired BF TechVentures resident H.B. Custom Media, which will accelerate the company’s development of reagents for stem cell therapy. Via Morning Call:

  8. Cambridge-Lee Introduces Coated Copper Coil

    Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC has unveiled CL Readi-Protector Coated Coils, a copper coil product with factory-coated plastic protection over a copper tube core. The product will be directed to industries in which corrosion resistance is a requirement, such as fuel oil lines, natural gas and propane equipment, and for companies in plumbing, HVAC, and burner service Continue Reading…

  1. July LVstartup Includes BFTP Clients & News

    The July issue of LVstartup, a monthly e-newsletter by LVEDC, includes stories on the recent Ben Franklin funding round, client Snowvation, and space available in area business incubators including TechVentures

  2. Incubation 101: Graduation

    It begins with an idea: starting a business of your own making a product that is different from or better than the rest. And the support of a business incubator, like the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, can help a new manufacturing company take off. The experts at Allentown Economic Continue Reading…

  3. Berks Business Incubator Gets $50K Grant

    The Jump Start Incubator in Reading, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the BB&T Economic Growth Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation to support the development of new small businesses in Berks County. Via Lehigh Valley Business: