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  1. Vizinex’s new RFID tag has longer range, smaller size

    Vizinex RFID has released its latest long-read RFID tag, the XLR. The Radio Frequency Identification Tag has an extra-long read range of more than 100 feet on metal surfaces and is designed for outdoor and industrial use such as construction, yard and cargo management and vehicle and container tracking. The tag was made to withstand vibration, weather Continue Reading…

  2. OraSure’s COVID-19 rapid test gets FDA authorization

    Bethlehem’s OraSure Technologies Inc. announced it has received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 rapid antigen test. The test, which OraSure branded as InteliSwab, has been authorized for three uses: over-the-counter use without a prescription as well as for professional use and prescription home use. With the InteliSwab, Continue Reading…

  3. USSF Oral Covid-19 Vaccine Cleared for Phase One Clinical Trials

    BFTP clients US Specialty Formulations (USSF), a cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturer, and VaxForm, a vaccine development company, announced positive results from pre-clinical safety and immunological studies for their oral-dosage COVID-19 vaccine, demonstrating the formulation is safe to proceed to human clinical trials. The USSF/Vaxform CoV-OGEN1 vaccine presented serum antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 in mammals ingesting the vaccine Continue Reading…

  4. Cernostics’ Product Showcased as a Significant Tool Against Esophageal Cancer

    Digestive Disease Week® 2021 to Showcase Cernostics’ TissueCypher® Barrett’s Esophagus Assay as a Paradigm-shifting Precision Medicine Tool Ben Franklin client Cernostics, a pioneer in delivering spatialomics to the clinic, announced that new results from clinical studies on its TissueCypher® Barrett’s Esophagus Assay will be presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW®) 2021, taking place May 21-23. Continue Reading…

  5. Verde Mantis Founder Named Among Penn State’s 40 Under 40

    Joseph Sinclair, the founder of Ben Franklin client Verde Mantis, was selected for The Penn State College of Engineering’s “40 under 40” Award. This award is given to graduates who are 40 years old or younger for their early career impact. Read more.

  6. Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff visits Bridgeworks Enterprise Center

    Husband of Vice President Kamala Harris meets with BF Client USSF and Other Manufacturers  On May 5, 2021, the Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) hosted the Second Gentleman, Douglas Emhoff, to tour the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, which is a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network. The visit was the first appearance by Emhoff as Continue Reading…

  7. Bio Med Sciences Triples its Space with New Lehigh Valley Location

    Ben Franklin client Bio Med Sciences, Inc. is relocating its headquarters from its current Upper Macungie Township location to a facility totaling more than 40,000 square feet at 999 Postal Road in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. Bio Med Sciences is a manufacturer of burn treatment, plastic surgery, and aesthetic skin care products. The move will Continue Reading…

  8. Solarflux: The Promise of Parabolic Solar Dish Technology

    Parabolic dishes are commonly understood to be the most efficient concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. BFTP client Solarflux is realizing that promise through the FOCUS, a parabolic dish concentrator designed to deliver low-cost, zero emission heat energy for a variety of applications including industrial process heat, water desalination and purification, space heating and cooling, hot Continue Reading…

  1. ProdHealth App Helps Improve Your Health

    A Bethlehem startup has launched a new app designed to help people reverse and prevent health problems. Ben Franklin client ProdHealth is a HIPPAA-compliant mobile app that connects the user to experts in nutrition with an emphasis on plant-based meals. Via Lehigh Valley Business

  2. OraSure Submits COVID-19 Rapid Home Self-Test to FDA for Emergency Use Authorization

    BFTP alumnus client OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSUR) announced that it has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 rapid antigen test for both Prescription Home Use, and Professional Use in point of care (POC) settings. These lateral flow, rapid diagnostic tests are Continue Reading…

  3. Bio Med Sciences growing product line and tripling manufacturing space

    Ben Franklin client Bio Med Sciences, Inc. is more than tripling its size as it moves its headquarters and manufacturing from its current space on Morris Court to a more than 40,000-square-foot space at 999 Postal Road in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. The company manufactures products for burn treatment, plastic surgery, and aesthetic skin care Continue Reading…

  4. Grovara Raises $5.5 Million Seed Round in B2B Global Commerce

    BFTP alumnus client, Grovara, the largest B2B global marketplace for U.S. natural and organic brands, announced the closing of a $5.5 million seed round financing to transform global commerce. David Pottruck led the round and was named Executive Chairman, and he was joined by SPINS, Bluestein Ventures, Spiral Sun Ventures, Siddhi Capital, CEAS Investments, and Continue Reading…

  5. Columbia County Bread to present at International Symposium

    Douglas Michael, founder and owner of Ben Franklin client Columbia County Bread & Granola, Danville, has been selected to present at the 2021 International Symposium on Bread. The theme, “On The Rise,” focuses on the future of bread, and the event will feature presentations by bakers, chefs, and baking industry executives. The symposium will be Continue Reading…

  6. LifeAire Systems Being Installed at New St. Luke’s

    LifeAire Systems‘ air purification technology is being installed at the new St. Luke’s University Health Network hospital under construction in Franklin Township, Carbon County. The system will help protect patients and staff from COVID-19 and other airborne pathogens. View story via BRC TV13.

  7. OraSure Expects Growth in 2021 with New COVID-19 Tests

    As OraSure Technologies, Inc. quickly pivoted to address the COVID-19 pandemic, it experienced a 11% growth in sales in 2020, $50 million of which was in COVID-19-related testing equipment. “It was easy to pivot to COVID-19 because we have expertise in that area of global pandemics,” said Stephen Tang, president and CEO. The company even had one Continue Reading…

  8. 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