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  1. Mussel Polymers New Product Launch of Coral Glue

    Ben Franklin client Mussel Polymers presents new product launch of coral glue, SeaTak, at MACNA conference in Milwaukee. View interview.

  2. LifeAire Presents Air Purification Roundtable at TechVentures

    Sixty-nine to 80 percent of pathogens that cause illness and infections are airborne, according to Dr. Kathryn Worrilow, founder and chief executive officer of Ben Franklin client, LifeAire Systems. That statistic, presented at a roundtable discussion at Ben Franklin TechVentures, should make anyone wary of getting shoulder-to-shoulder in a crowd. Worrilow’s presentation to some area Continue Reading…

  3. Coexist Build on Dezeen Award Longlist in Sustainable Building

    Ben Franklin client Coexist Build, LLC, Blandon is on the longlist for a prestigious Dezeen Award in Sustainable Building for its product, The Traveler. The Traveler is a do-it-yourself kit for a backyard office or cabin retreat designed and curated for optimal performance, comfort, and health. Dezeen Awards is the world’s most popular architecture, interiors, Continue Reading…

  4. USSF Oral COVID Vaccine Phase 1 Testing Complete

    With Phase 1 testing now complete and showing positive results, Ben Franklin client US Specialty Formulations, Allentown, is moving forward with its oral COVID-19 vaccine. The company is partnering with Ben Franklin client and TechVentures resident VaxForm, Bethlehem, to bring a vaccine to market that company leaders believe will be easier to tolerate and more effective Continue Reading…

  5. Installation of LifeAire Systems Part of LV Airport’s Federal Grant

    The installation of the transformational LifeAire Systems air purification units is part of Lehigh Valley International Airport’s $5 million federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act grant. Ben Franklin client LifeAire Systems’ patented commercial air purification solutions provide a 24×7 kill/remediation that eradicates 99.99% of infectious airborne pathogens in a single pass. The systems have proven and published efficacy Continue Reading…

  6. Nexii is Betting on Sustainable Construction – NY Times

    Although we don’t often associate climate change with buildings and construction, they are responsible for almost 40 percent of global energy-related carbon emissions, according to the United Nations. About 30 percent of these emissions come from building operations (primarily heating, cooling and lighting), and another 11 percent is “embodied” carbon, or carbon released during the construction process itself. Nexii leverages Continue Reading…

  7. Grovara Wins Philadelphia PACT Enterprise Award

    Grovara won the Philadelphia PACT’s Emerging Technology Company of the Year at the May 24 Enterprise Award ceremony. Launched at Ben Franklin TechVentures, Ben Franklin NEP client Grovara is the leading B2B global marketplace for wellness brands, connecting natural and organic brands with international retailers. The Grovara platform streamlines the entire process, from product discovery Continue Reading…

  8. EcoTech Marine Featured on PBS39/WLVT Lehigh Valley Rising

    Ben Franklin client EcoTech Marine is featured in Episode 9 of PBS39/WLVT’s Lehigh Valley Rising show that highlights regional lighting companies. WATCH HERE.

  1. Mussel Power

    Ben Franklin client Mussel Polymers mimics the protein chemistry used in mussels in its hunt for glues that are super-strong, non-toxic, and that stick under water or inside the body. The polystyrene system is the basis of a start-up company called Mussel Polymers (MPI) (musselpolymers.com). With labs in Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, MPI has Continue Reading…

  2. FLX Solutions Among 3 Winners in US DoE E-ROBOT Competition + Wins PitchForce

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced three winners of its American-Made E-ROBOT Prize, a competition that challenged teams of entrepreneurs to design and build robotic-driven approaches to retrofit buildings more safely and quickly with higher energy-performing walls and other building envelope solutions. Each winner will receive equal shares of the Continue Reading…

  3. USSF Developing Oral COVID Vaccine

    Ben Franklin clients US Specialty Formulations, LLC and Vaxform, LLC, Allentown, are developing a new oral COVID-19 vaccine that promises to expand the number of people vaccinated around the world. It does not require refrigeration and is drunk rather than injected, making it especially helpful for administration in developing nations. Via PBS39.

  4. American Paper Bag Wins Global Green Business Award

    Ben Franklin client American Paper Bag, LLC, Sugar Notch, was recognized with a Global Green Business Award, Leading Innovators in Retail Sustainability 2021, by Acquisition International.

  5. LifeAire Systems Selected by ABE Airport for Mitigation of Airborne Pathogens

    ABE Will be First Airport in the World to Install LifeAire Systems In the midst of designing a brand-new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Checkpoint at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), the unexpected arrival of COVID-19 and ensuing pandemic posed the following question: How does the Airport protect passengers, stakeholders, and employees from airborne pathogens today Continue Reading…

  6. Saladax Biomedical Acquires IP Portfolio for Antipsychotic Drug Tests

    Ben Franklin client and TechVentures resident company, Saladax Biomedical, Inc. (Saladax) has announced that it has acquired a patent portfolio for antipsychotic drug testing from Janssen Pharmaceutica NV. This intellectual property (IP) portfolio includes 17 patent families and has resulted in 33 U.S. patents and 296 patents in ex-U.S. countries. This IP, along with the Continue Reading…

  7. Grovara Named Among Most Promising B2B Retail Tech Companies Worldwide

    Ben Franklin client Grovara, launched in Ben Franklin TechVentures, is the leading B2B global marketplace for wellness brands, connecting natural and organic brands with international retailers. The firm was named as a Retail Tech 100 Company, CB Insights’ annual ranking of the 100 most promising B2B retail tech companies in the world — a list Continue Reading…

  8. Saladax Announces Global Distribution Agreement With Beckman Coulter for Antipsychotic Drug Tests

    Beckman Coulter Introduces Antipsychotic Drug Testing to Address Unmet Clinical Need for More Than 69 Million People Living with Serious Mental Conditions There are a significant number of people globally impacted by serious mental illness. Ben Franklin client and TechVentures resident company, Saladax Biomedical, Inc., develops, manufactures, and markets assays, tests that rapidly identify therapeutic Continue Reading…