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  1. OraSure’s saliva collection kit to be used in UK COVID testing

    A saliva collection device made by OraSure Technologies has been selected to help with a UK company’s COVID-19 testing for travelers to England. Travelers can purchase a test privately from companies like Chronomics Limited, and then reduce their self-isolation period if they test negative. Via WFMZ-TV69; OraSure Technologies  

  2. Solarflux Awarded $340K from SEF for Solar Dish Development

    The FOCUS parabolic reflector dish provides a clean, inexpensive source of thermal energy, according to Solarflux Energy Technologies Inc. BFTP client, Solarflux Energy Technologies Inc., Bern Township, received a $340,000 grant from the Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund for its solar dish concentrator, which is capable of delivering clean, inexpensive thermal energy. The company said the Continue Reading…

  3. Enigma Networkz Donating Cybersecurity Software for Penn State Students

    Cybersecurity students at Penn State University will soon have access to a state-of-the-art tool to help prepare them for their future careers, thanks to a donation from Mark Viglione, a 2015 graduate and founder of BFTP client, Enigma Networkz LLC, Reading. Enigma Networkz’s cybersecurity information and event management (SIEM) platform, Enigma Glass, will be available Continue Reading…

  4. LifeAire Systems Featured on WITF SmartTalk

    During the NPR affiliate WITF SmartTalk segment, CEO Dr. Kathryn C. Worrilow described LifeAire Systems’ proprietary and transformational air purification systems that are capable of killing infectious airborne pathogens including COVID-19. The company has also applied its technology to develop a portable, rapid decontamination unit for N95 masks that kills COVID-19 within all layers of Continue Reading…

  5. UBMe Partners with Bethlehem to Improve COVID Vaccine Distribution

    With the COVID-19 vaccine ready for use, a challenging aspect is the actual distribution process. The difficulty lies with vaccinating a large number of people efficiently while keeping health parameters in place to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez announced that the City of Bethlehem, the Bethlehem Health Bureau and UBMe have formed Continue Reading…

  6. LifeAire Systems Presents in PA DCED’s Innovating to Recovery Series

    Deputy Secretary of Technology and Innovation Steve D’Ettorre of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) hosted a media call Tuesday morning announcing the efforts of Allentown-based manufacturer LifeAire Systems, LLC to fight the coronavirus. Deputy Secretary D’Ettorre was joined by LifeAire Systems CEO Dr. Kathryn C. Worrilow, and representatives from the Ben Continue Reading…

  7. LifeAire Systems Introduces N95 Mask Decontamination Unit for Workers

    LifeAire Systems has introduced its Aire~N95™ portable, rapid, chemical-free decontamination unit for N95 masks. The unit is designed to kill COVID-19 and all other bacteria, viruses, and fungi on the surface and within the layers of the mask. Improves workplace safety Minimizes the impact of supply shortages Ideal for large teams requiring N95 masks on Continue Reading…

  8. Nazareth Pallet busy with a rise in online shopping, plus the arrival of the COVID vaccine

    Businesses need pallets before they can ship goods. Foundational to shipping and receiving, trucking and distribution, commerce and trade, the wooden pallet and skid business is brisk and strong demand for these handling workhorses is expected to continue. Having pallets move through the supply chain quickly is a top priority. “That’s a very important role we Continue Reading…

  1. UBMe’s New System Provides Automatic Printing of Online Orders in Restaurant Kitchens

    UBMe and Star Micronics have partnered to launch a new restaurant technology that automatically prints online orders, increasing restaurant efficiency and safety. Once a customer places an online food order, the order is automatically printed on the Star Micronics printer in the kitchen, ensuring that no orders are delayed or skipped. This technology is particularly Continue Reading…

  2. OraSure Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

    BFTP client OraSure Technologies has blazed a trail in at-home diagnostic tests. Now, the Pennsylvania-based biotech company is working to produce a quick, over-the-counter coronavirus test that consumers can take in the privacy of their home with results available in minutes. OraSure CEO Dr. Steve Tang highlighted the importance of COVID testing with NPR’s Allison Continue Reading…

  3. USSF and Vaxform Developing Oral COVID-19 Vaccine

    Governor Tom Wolf announced that US Specialty Formulations LLC (USSF), a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, will expand its operations in Allentown, Lehigh County to continue its work developing a COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with VaxForm LLC. Both companies are clients of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. This project will create at least 97 Continue Reading…

  4. UBMe Launches Revolutionary Online Ordering and Curbside Communication Product for Restaurants

    New product helps restaurants increase revenue while safely and conveniently communicating with customers during COVID-19 restrictions in cooler weather. With investment support from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Southside Bethlehem KIZ, UBMe, Inc., a hyperlocal technology company, has launched a new product called Online Ordering and Curbside Communication, to help restaurants Continue Reading…

  5. Gilson Snow channels the spirit of experimentation and adventure

    “One of the biggest obstacles to forward motion or to even pursuing things you care about is the fear of failure,” says Nick Gilson, CEO of Gilson Snow, Inc. “In certain environments, it can be quite crippling.” As winter sports enthusiasts, Nick Gilson and co-owner Austin Royer decided to put that spirit of experimentation to Continue Reading…

  6. Saladax Hires 8 to Address Demand for Schizophrenia Medication Test

    Saladax Biomedical, Inc., Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem, has expanded its staff with eight new employees in R&D, operations, regulatory affairs, and sales to ramp up production of its test for Clozapine, a key medication in the treatment of schizophrenia. The test earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) market authorization in April. Saladax’s MyCare™ Psychiatry Continue Reading…

  7. Core Business Solutions Continuing to Grow During Pandemic

    Core Business Solutions, Lewisburg, has appointed three new consulting staff, an audit assistant, an additional software support specialist, and a junior business analyst, continuing its growth despite the pandemic. The company is a client of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania “We like to think that we are continuing to grow because our Continue Reading…

  8. OPTiMO Develops Platform to Support COVID Reporting in Classrooms

    In response to the pandemic, OPTiMO IT, Bloomsburg, has developed a Screen4School COVID-19 reporting platform that readily integrates into school classrooms and existing school IT architectures. The solution is a suite of screening and reporting apps to allow school staff to securely and easily capture COVID-19 screening data in the classroom, as well as support Continue Reading…