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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Skillion producing device that can detect if you’re wearing a mask

    Skillion, based at Ben Franklin TechVentures, produces “connected dashboards” that use artificial intelligence and machine learning to do various tasks. That capability is applicable during the pandemic to identify whether someone is wearing a mask. Via WFMZ-TV69: https://bit.ly/34er2e6

  5. New Incubation Video Posted by Scranton Chamber’s IGNITE

    The Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s Ignite incubator program recently posted a new video on the benefits to young firms of locating in a business incubator. Ignite includes Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network members Carbondale Technology Transfer Center, Scranton Enterprise Center, and TekRidge. BFTP/NEP is a proud supporter and partner in business incubation throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. Continue Reading…

  6. New Entrepreneurship Video Posted by Scranton Chamber’s IGNITE

    The Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s Ignite incubator program, including Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network members Carbondale Technology Transfer Center, Scranton Enterprise Center, and TekRidge, recently posted a new video. The video presents the Greater Scranton Chamber’s incubator support network and other crucial entrepreneurial resources available through Ignite. BFTP/NEP is a proud supporter and partner in Continue Reading…

  7. LifeAire: The quest for cleaner hospital air

    The coronavirus pandemic has challenged the way hospitals think about the design of their facilities, changing how doctors and nurses move through the hallways and rearranging patients’ beds. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker takes us inside LifeAire Systems, a BFTP client that has set its sights on cleaning the air that is being moved through our Continue Reading…

  8. USSF’s COVID-19 Oral and Injectable Vaccines Yield Positive Pre-Clinical Results

    Two promising new COVID-19 vaccines show positive results in pre-clinical trials, developed through an alliance formed by Ben Franklin clients VaxForm LLC, a vaccine development company, and US Specialty Formulations LLC (USSF), a cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing company. These new vaccines utilize novel delivery platforms for COVID-19 with one oral delivery and the other a conventional Continue Reading…

  1. 6 BFTP Clients Among Region’s Fastest-Growing Cos

    Lehigh Valley Business announced the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Fastest Growing Companies, which includes six Ben Franklin clients: Demco Automation; Forge3, Ltd.; Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc.; Nazareth Pallet Co., Inc.; Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc.; and US Specialty Formulations, LLC. The Fastest Growing Companies program identifies the region’s most dynamic companies that have made significant contributions to Continue Reading…

  2. OraSure Fights COVID-19 with Antigen Test

    With the global COVID-19 pandemic, CEO Stephen Tang and his team at Ben Franklin client OraSure Technologies are facing their biggest challenge yet, creating a test that will accurately and quickly determine if a person has been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. During a recent press conference, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, called the Continue Reading…

  3. Verde Mantis wins Berks Alliance Business Plan Challenge

    Verde Mantis, LLC, Reading, which produces easy-to-use, affordable 3D desktop printers, won the 2020 Business Plan Challenge sponsored by the Berks Alliance, a collaboration of businesses and organizations within Greater Reading. The company was awarded a $20,000 investment. Via Lehigh Valley Business.

  4. Vizinex RFID Releases New, Flexible Inventory Tag

    Vizinex RFID, a Bethlehem-based tech company that develops and manufactures radio frequency identification tags, has developed a new product line that will increase the number of industries it can serve. Vizinex’s original tags are made to adhere to flat metal surfaces to be used for inventory tracking of products. Now, the company has launched two new Continue Reading…

  5. OraSure Creating 177 new jobs, retaining 233 more with New COVID-19 Test

    OraSure Technologies Inc., a developer and manufacturer of rapid diagnostic tests, collection, and stabilization devices headquartered in Bethlehem, will expand its manufacturing operations, creating 177 new jobs and retaining 233 jobs. OraSure was one of Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ earliest clients. “At a time when the Commonwealth is ramping up COVID-19 testing, OraSure Technologies’ expansion Continue Reading…

  6. Verde Mantis to Launch 3D Printer KickStarter

    BFTP client Verde Mantis’s KickStarter crowd-funding campaign, launching this Fall, will allow early investor VIPs to receive the biggest discount on a Mantis 3D Printer. These easy-to-use, innovative 3D printers let users connect from any WiFi device, upload a file, and press print. The Mantis does the rest! Verde Mantis has expertly combined hardware and Continue Reading…

  7. BridgeWorks Client Manufactures PushSafe, no-touch solution for elevator buttons

    It looks like rows of toothpicks that can be broken from a small plastic board. The plastic pins offer anyone who rides an elevator in a hotel, hospital, office complex, or other high-rise building a chance to avoid the dreaded coronavirus, which can be found on surfaces such as buttons. Polymer Countours, Inc., maker of Continue Reading…

  8. OraSure says rapid COVID-19 test should be ready by 4Q

    Ben Franklin client, OraSure Technologies, expects to launch its COVID-19 rapid antigen in-home self-test by the fourth quarter of this year. The test is being built on the same OraQuick platform that the company has used to create similar tests for HIV and Hepatitis C. The OraQuick Coronavirus Rapid Antigen Self-Test is a potential game-changer, Continue Reading…