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  1. Pennsylvania Innovation Shines at Ben Franklin Northeast’s Venture Idol

    Pennsylvania Innovation Shines at Ben Franklin Northeast’s Venture Idol Bethlehem startup Ilico Genetics Named the Winner Fernando Alarcon of Ilico Genetics | Photography by Marco Calderon Bethlehem-based startup Ilico Genetics won the 20th annual Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Venture Idol event, held at TechVentures on April 25, 2024. Ilico Genetics is developing Continue Reading…

  2. Ben Franklin Northeast Announces $2.3 Million in Q1 Investments

    Ben Franklin Northeast Announces $2.3 Million in Q1 Investments Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin Northeast) has approved $2.3 million in investments during Q1 of Fiscal Year 2024. 10 innovative companies, including eight startups and two manufacturers, received funding. $610,000 in investments will be made to the following early-stage companies. iDEAL Semiconductor Continue Reading…

  3. Ben Franklin Northeast to Invest $675,000 in 7 Regional Companies

    Ben Franklin Northeast to Invest $675,000 in 7 Regional Companies Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (Ben Franklin Northeast) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $675,000 in support of regional economic development. Seven companies, including six technology startups and one established manufacturer, received funding. Ben Franklin Northeast announces $350,000 in early-stage company Continue Reading…

  4. Ben Franklin Northeast to Invest $925,000 in 11 Regional Companies

    Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (Ben Franklin Northeast) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $925,000 in support of regional economic development. 11 companies, including five technology startups and six established manufacturers, received funding. Ben Franklin Northeast announces $350,000 in early-stage company investments. CatapalloVR Reading, Berks County Ben Franklin Northeast Investment: $100,000 Continue Reading…

  5. Ben Franklin Northeast to Invest $1.1 million in the Regional Economy

    Ben Franklin to Invest $1.1 million in the Regional Economy Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (Ben Franklin Northeast) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $1.1 million in support of regional economic development. 11 companies, including six technology startups and five established manufacturers, from Ben Franklin Northeast’s service area received funding. Ben Continue Reading…

  6. FLX Solutions Wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

    FLX Solutions won the 19th annual Ben Franklin Venture Idol, held at Ben Franklin TechVentures on November 15, 2022. FLX Solutions, a Bethlehem-based startup, created the FLX Bot, a modular, snake-like robotic arm that can be used for visual inspection and 3D mapping in spaces that are inaccessible or difficult to access. The event brought Continue Reading…

  7. Expanded OraSure Technologies Facility to Manufacture Millions of COVID-19 Tests

    Ben Franklin alumnus client OraSure Technologies recently completed an expansion that will allow it to manufacture almost 2 million in-home COVID-19 self-tests per week, while also creating or retaining more than 400 jobs in the Lehigh Valley. OraSure, a home-grown Bethlehem-based developer and manufacturer of point-of-care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices, celebrated the addition Continue Reading…

  8. Mussel Polymers Developing Treatment for Tooth Sensitivity

    Ben Franklin client Mussel Polymers, located in Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem, has developed a new adhesive that chemically mimics the way mussels adhere to surfaces underwater. The firm announced a breakthrough in the use of its product, to treat sensitive teeth by alleviating “dentin sensitivity.” Read more via Lehigh Valley Business.

  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.