Monthly Archives:
September, 2017


  1. Grovara Wants You to be in the Export Business

    Headquartered at Ben Franklin TechVentures, Grovara is finding new ways to connect U.S. food companies with overseas markets. Via Philly

  2. RCN Community Spotlight Features BFTP and Clients

    RCN’s Community Spotlight featured Ben Franklin Technology Partners CEO Chad Paul and Chief Marketing Officer Laura Eppler; and clients Ozzie Lopez of CICLON Semiconductor Device Corp., now Texas Instruments Lehigh Valley; Joe Cellucci of Xverity; and Dr. Ray Glemser of Glemser Technologies Corp. View here.

  3. Success Story – Saladax Biomedical

    Sal Salamone, Ph.D., CEO of BFTP/NEP client Saladax Biomedical, Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem – 

  4. Snowboards Have a Lot to Learn From Catamarans

    The wild designs from BFTP client Gilson Boards make shredding a bit more buttery and playful. More via Bloomberg Businessweek: 

  5. Appeeling Fruit Products in Sheetz’s new ‘Kids Mealz’

    Sheetz announced an expansion of its “Made-to-Order” menu to include 15 different, customizable Kidz Mealz. Among the sides being offered is a package of Appeeling Fruit’ss apple slices, along with grapes and strawberry yogurt. The Kidz Mealz’s options adhere to the National Restaurant Association’s LiveWell requirements. Via WFMZ-TV69 : 

  6. LifeAire Systems’ Technology Used by Top Fertility Lab in U.S.

    LifeAire Systems, a technology leader in air purification for healthcare, announced that the 2015 program with highest live-birth rate for women under 35 according to uses the company’s patented, multi-stage air purification media system. The technology remediates up to 99.99% of biological and chemical contaminants in both source and return air. More: 

  7. Lehigh Valley Businesses Learn About International Trade at TechVentures Event

    At Ben Franklin TechVentures, dozens of Lehigh Valley businesspeople sat at tables across from a group of international trade officials for a series of quick conversations with a goal of increasing global sales. The trade representatives, representing four continents on behalf of the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, attempt to find international distributors Continue Reading…

  8. Cernostics Announces Leadership Team Expansion

    Cernostics, a privately-held diagnostics company focused on delivering next-generation cancer diagnostics and prognostics, announced today the appointment of Lisa Bichsel as Vice President of Marketing to continue development and growth for the company. Ms. Bichsel previously served as Vice President of Marketing for C2 Therapeutics and Commercial Marketing Director for BARRX Medical, companies offering eradication Continue Reading…

  1. Success Story – FMI

    – Successful Ben Franklin alumnus client: Kevin Rhodes, CEO and founder of BFTP/NEP client FMI, Allentown – 

  2. 3 BFTP Clients Among Region’s Fastest-Growing Companies

    Congratulations to Demco Automation, Rea.deeming Beauty, Inc., and Vigon International, Inc., named among Lehigh Valley Business’ Fastest Growing Companies list for 2017 – companies identified as the region’s most dynamic that have made significant contributions to the local economy. More:

  3. Micro Interventional Devices Completes 1st Tricuspid Bicuspidization Procedure Utilizing MIA Technology

    Micro Interventional Devices, Inc.™ (MID) has successfully completed the first in human tricuspid valve bicuspidization procedure utilizing its Minimally Invasive Annuloplasty technology. All four patients enrolled in MID’s Study of Transcatheter Tricuspid Annular Repair have been successfully treated with 100% procedural success and no adverse events reported. More: 

  4. LVstartup September E-Newsletter Released by LVEDC

    The September issue includes stories on BFTP clients Freshpet Kitchens, OraSure Technologies, LifeAire Systems, Glemser Technologies, and Xverity. More: 

  5. East Coast Erosion Control App Calculates Engineering Data from Job Site Photos

    Erosion and sediment control professionals can now use the high-quality lens technology in their iPhone and Android-based mobile devices to determine slopes and evaluate erosion control needs with ECDesigner™2.0, developed by East Coast Erosion Control. Via