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  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  

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…