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  1. LifeAire Systems Installed at Phoebe Allentown

    Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center is the first long-term care community to install a cutting-edge, medical-grade air purification system from Ben Franklin client LifeAire Systems as part of a double-blind research study performed on site. The outcomes from the research study were overwhelmingly positive for the long-term care setting. The AAPT reduced the levels of Continue Reading…

  2. MDSlink MAKES MaGiC™

    Ben Franklin Client MDSLink EXTENDS FIBER NETWORKS WITH 2.5 GBPS DATA RATES OVER COAX In response to the fiber buildout worldwide and the continuous demand for reliable bandwidth, MDSLink, Inc., based in Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem, is now offering MaGiC™, a very high-performance networking module that uses the existing coax. MaGiC is a cost-effective, easy-to-install Continue Reading…

  3. Intuidex Teams With Quub to Launch Next-Gen PicoSatellite on SpaceX Rocket

    BFTP client and Ben Franklin TechVentures resident company, Intuidex, Inc., a provider of cutting-edge defense software and technology, has teamed with Quub (Mini-Cubes, LLC), a satellite manufacturer, to produce and launch a first-of-its-kind, high functionality, low-cost satellite (picosat) to provide enhanced situational awareness and early warning anomaly detection using sensor data. Satellites with this type Continue Reading…

  4. studio BE Wins Chamber Connect Icon Award

    Jennifer Ciarimboli, CEO of studio BE, accepted the Connect Icon Award at the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on Nov. 18. The award was presented by Ken Okrepkie, BFTP/NEP Regional Manager, Pocono Northeast. View here, at 1:11:02 – 1:17:30.

  5. Mussel Polymers developing glue that stays sticky when wet

    For much of the last 25 years, Mussel Polymers Inc. CEO, George Boyajian, has worked as a technology executive specializing in breakthrough technologies. Along with his business partner, Mussel CFO Eric Anderson, they have helped launch a number of tech start-ups. They were looking for the next tech breakthrough that had a little muscle. What they Continue Reading…

  6. Terra Health Coaching Added to American College of Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable

    “Terra equips health professionals with a resource to support patients’ behavior change beyond the exam room.” The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) has announced the addition of Terra Health Coaching to its Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable, a group of thought leaders and industry professionals who explore effective clinical innovations, activate marketing strategies, accelerate reimbursement Continue Reading…

  7. Saladax Biomedical CEO Dr. Sal Salamone Wins Prestigious Dr. C.E. Pippenger Award

    Salvatore J. Salamone, Ph.D., CEO of BFTP client Saladax Biomedical,  received the prestigious Dr. C.E. Pippenger Award at the 2021 International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT) annual meeting in Rome, Italy. This award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM). TDM Continue Reading…

  8. FDA Authorizes OraSure InteliSwab COVID-19 Rapid Tests for OTC, Single-Use, At-Home Testing 

    OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSUR), a global leader in point-of-care and home diagnostic testing and sample collection technologies, announced that the Emergency Use Authorization for its InteliSwab™ COVID-19 rapid tests has been amended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to only require one test for individuals with symptoms of COVID-19. Previously, the at-home Continue Reading…

  1. UBMe Launches New UBMeFood.com

    UBMe has launched a new service, UBMeFood.com, an online ordering platform for restaurant owners. UBMe, which is a Bethlehem-based tech startup, began working with restaurant owners during the COVID-19 shutdown to eliminate the extra costs and fees associated with some online ordering systems. It noted that companies like DoorDash and Grubhub can take more than 30% Continue Reading…

  2. OraSure Earns $205M Federal Contract for Rapid COVID-19 test

    BFTP alum client OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, secured a $205 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to supply its InteliSwab over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits as part of the national pandemic response. OraSure will provide the test to up to 25,000 sites throughout the United States and the tests will be funded by the U.S. federal government. Continue Reading…

  3. Cernostics Contracts with Geisinger to Become In-network Provider for TissueCypher® Barrett’s Esophagus Assay

    BFTP client, Cernostics, pioneer of the worlds’ first precision medicine test to predict future development risk of esophageal cancer from Barrett’s esophagus (BE), TissueCypher® Barrett’s Esophagus Assay, has become a participating (“in-network”) provider for Geisinger Health Plan (GHP)’s more than 550,000 plan members in central, north central and east central Pennsylvania. The TissueCypher® Barrett’s Esophagus Assay Continue Reading…

  4. Mussel Polymers’ Glue May Help Restore Coral Reefs

    While scuba diving off the California coast, the founding scientist of Ben Franklin client Mussel Polymers, Inc. was struck by how well shellfish like mussels and oysters were able to hold on to rocks, even in strong currents. In this video we learn how his team used the principles of biomimicry to create a synthetic Continue Reading…

  5. Celebr8 Life Receives Southside Bethlehem KIZ Grant

    The Southside Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone announced an investment in BFTP client and Ben Franklin TechVentures resident company, Celebr8 Life. The company received a $15,000 Technology Transfer Grant to support the development of video solutions and marketing. Celebr8 Life creates highlight reels from saved content. Via Lehigh Valley Business  

  6. Solarflux FOCUS parabolic dish concentrator demonstrates 72% solar-to-thermal conversion efficiency

    The annual energy yield from BFTP client and Reading-based, Solarflux Energy Technologies, Inc.‘s FOCUS parabolic dish concentrator is significantly above that of alternative solar energy systems, outperforming the parabolic trough by approximately 50%, depending on the system’s peak capacity and site location. More The FOCUS concentrates sunlight onto a central receiver  

  7. ConnexiCore Acquired by Volatus Aerospace to Expand Drone Services Business in North America

    The acquisition will create the largest and most comprehensive drone services provider in North America, with a pilot network blanketing Canada and the United States. More

  8. studio BE Raises $500,000 To Expand Well-Being Platform

    studio BE, a woman-owned digital well-being solution for corporations, nonprofits, and individuals, is proud to announce its series seed raise, led by 1855 Capital and the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Read more.