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  1. Ben Franklin Tech Partners asks for more state funding

    The state budget proposed by Gov. Wolf continues funding of $14.5 million per year for Ben Franklin’s four-center statewide network, the same budget it’s been working with since 2007 when BFTP’s statewide budget was nearly halved from its previous allotment. Via Lehigh Valley Business; News Release

  2. How Marketers Attract and Retain Attention

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange 2018 event featured digital distraction expert Curt Steinhorst as the keynote speaker. Having spent years studying the impact of technology on human behavior, Steinhorst equips professionals around the world to work smarter and stronger in this constantly connected age. See his insights on how marketers attract and maintain the Continue Reading…

  3. BFTP CMO Named Lehigh Valley Woman of Influence

    BFTP’s Chief Marketing Officer Laura S. Eppler was honored as a 2018 Woman of Influence by Lehigh Valley Business on May 9 at Cedar Crest College. “This awards program was established to recognize local women leaders who are successful in their professional careers and who have made – and continue to make – a significant and highly positive impact Continue Reading…

  4. Cernostics Raises $2.5 Million in Series A1 Financing

    Cernostics, a BFTP client focused on delivering next-generation cancer diagnostics and prognostics, raised $2.5 million in Series A1 financing, led by Illumina Ventures. With this capital investment, Cernostics will be able to intensify its clinical and market development for its TissueCypher® Barrett’s Esophagus Assay — the first test of its kind to predict the risk of development Continue Reading…

  5. Saladax Receives Approval to Sell Drug Tests in Europe

    Saladax Biomedical Inc., BFTP client and anchor tenant at Ben Franklin TechVentures, is a diagnostics company that provides kits to test for drug-level adherence and dose management. The company has received the CE Mark, approval to sell two of its products on the European market. The approval is for the first two products in its MyCare Psychiatry Continue Reading…

  6. AEDC Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Recognized for Excellence by International Association

    The Allentown Economic Development Corporation’s Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, was recognized by the International Business Innovation Association with the February 2018 IMPACT Award. The award distinguishes entrepreneurship centers that are creating economic impact in their communities through a robust variety of programs, spaces, and services that serve Continue Reading…

  7. LifeAire Systems Announces Collaboration with G-CON Manufacturing

    Combined solution provides a turnkey and cleaner cleanroom solution. LifeAire Systems and G-CON Manufacturing announced a collaboration to combine the LifeAire’s air purification technologies within G-CON cleanroom PODs for applications such as cell/tissue culture and gene and cell therapy processes which can benefit from an even higher level of air purity than typically achieved in Continue Reading…

  8. BFTP’s Okrepkie on tecBridge Radio

    BFTP Pocono Northeast Regional Manager Ken Okrepkie was featured in a podcast on 94.3 The Talker on September 30th. Okrepkie addresses business incubation and the entrepreneurial climate in Northeastern PA. Via tecBridge Radio: http://www.tecbridgepa.org/tecbridge-radio.  

  1. Vizinex RFID to Expand, Add Equipment

    Vizinex RFID, which makes radio frequency identification tags for a variety of industries, will buy new automated equipment and expand its manufacturing capabilities. The new facility in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, will provide room for growth. Via Lehigh Valley Business

  2. 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 Technical.ly Philly

  3. 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.

  4. New Business Guide for Growth

    Concannon Miller released a new comprehensive resource guide for regional companies with information from 14 organizations including BFTP. The guide provides details on tax credits, grants, special financing, and other business services available. Download here.

  5. BFTP Presents New Annual Report

    BFTP’s long and successful experience in business incubation has been pivotal to the success of dozens of PA companies. Read about it in our new 2016 annual report, Incubating Innovation.

  6. LVstartup Posts December E-newsletter

    The latest issue of LVstartup includes stories on Ben Franklin Venture Idol and BFTP clients OraSure Technologies and Arkados. Read more.

  7. Scranton’s Manufacturing and Technology Evolution

    BFTP’s Ken Okrepkie looked at the Scranton region’s manufacturing and technology sectors and then issued recommendations for adaptation and growth. He tops the list with more investment, and specifically increased access to early-stage capital. Via Northeast PA Business Journal  

  8. OraSure Wins Major International Contract

    OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, has received an $18 million product supply contract to support a foreign country’s nationwide hepatitis C testing and treatment program with the goal of eliminating hepatitis C virus infection across the country by 2020. More via Lehigh Valley Business.