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  1. Innovative Control Systems Expanding

    Ben Franklin client Innovative Control Systems, the industry-leading provider of car wash control, payment, and management systems, is expanding operations and opening a new 52,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in the Lehigh Valley. Via LVEDC:

  2. Carenade Health Becomes New Ben Franklin TechVentures Resident Company

    Carenade Health is creating an easy-to-use, efficient online tool through which consumers can compare prices, read reviews, and buy in-home health care services for themselves or their loved ones. Via The Morning Call:

  3. Georg Fischer Harvel Among Global CPVC Pipe & Fittings 2018 Top Manufacturers

    The critical and significant data in the study makes the research a very important tool for experts, analysts and managers to get ready-to-access analysis by the industry professionals. More:

  4. Four Ben Franklin Clients Receive KIZ Tax Credits

    Ben Franklin clients/TechVentures resident companies NextShift Interactive, US Specialty Formulations, Logic54 LLC, and Mind Me Inc. were among seven start-ups to receive tax credits through the Southside Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone, which is administered by the Bethlehem Economic Development Corp. Via Lehigh Valley Business:

  5. OraSure to Buy Two Companies

    OraSure Technologies Inc. of Bethlehem has agreed to acquire two companies that will open new markets and add between $4 million and $7 million to its net revenues this year. Via Lehigh Valley Business:

  6. Innovative Control Systems Expanding, Hiring More Workers in Lehigh Valley

    A manufacturer of point-of-purchase hardware and quality control systems for car washes will consolidate three locations into a single expanded location in Lower Nazareth, and will grow employment from 135 to about 200. Via Morning Call:  

  7. TRuCapSol Celebrates Grand Opening of its Bridgeworks Lab

    TRuCapSol, which accomplished much of its R&D at Ben Franklin TechVentures, is the newest tenant of the Allentown Economic Development Corp.’s Bridgeworks Enterprise Center. Bridgeworks is a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network. TRuCapSol manufactures time-release capsules for consumer products that are strong enough to protect their contents, such as the fragrance in Continue Reading…

  8. TechVentures Startup is Revolutionizing the Information Kiosk Industry

    HootBoard has developed a digital concierge platform, providing informative hardware and software in public places the way smartphones provide information in the palm of a user’s hand. Via LVEDC:

  1. HootBoard – New Ben Franklin TechVentures Resident Company  

     Technology That Customizes Information Kiosks Faster, Cheaper, and Better HootBoard is changing the way people get information in hotels, schools, hospitals and workplaces. The company has developed a digital concierge platform; in other words, Hootboard provides information-rich hardware and software in public places the way smart phones provide information in the palm of a user’s Continue Reading…

  2. Silberline Expanding, Adding Capabilities

    Silberline Manufacturing Co. of Schuylkill County broke ground on a 22,000-square-foot manufacturing expansion, which will allow the company to produce pigments compatible with waterborne coating systems. Once finished, Silberline says it will be the “leading waterborne compatible aluminum pigment manufacturer in North America.” Via Morning Call:

  3. Particle Sciences boosts manufacturing services with Pennsylvania site

    The 5,000-square-foot Bethlehem-based expansion responds to client demand, says Particle Sciences president Robert Lee: “The market for services is growing, yet the supply of CMOs interested in taking on these complex drug products is not.” Via

  4. East Penn Manufacturing Foresees Bright Future

    As worldwide demand for batteries grows, East Penn Manufacturing Co. and EnerSys, two of the world’s largest battery makers and both headquartered in Berks County, are expanding research and development. The two companies are exploring lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries for a variety of applications including telecommunications, electric vehicles and back-up power to electric grids. East Continue Reading…

  5. Micro Interventional Devices Successfully Treats First-in-Human Patient with Percutaneous MIA

    Successful patient’s tricuspid heart valve repair using new procedure and tools Micro Interventional Devices, Inc.™ (MID) announced today the world’s first percutaneous implantation of its MIA, Minimally Invasive Annuloplasty, technology for tricuspid and mitral repair. This marks the first patient enrolled in the transcatheter arm of the STTAR (Study of Transcatheter Tricuspid Annular Repair) trial being Continue Reading…

  6. Stourbridge Project Wins PEDA Award

    The PA Economic Development Association (PEDA) chose Wayne County’s Stourbridge Project as one of just three initiatives across the Commonwealth to receive a 2018 Economic Development Award. Stourbridge, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, was selected as the 2018 Economic Development Project of the Year. More:

  7. RADIUS® Partners with Exclusive Distributor in Vietnam

    RADIUS has entered into the Vietnamese market with a newly selected exclusive distributor – Natulife Co. Ltd. The Vietnamese market continues to grow and show interest in the organic and natural products industry, in products such as RADIUS’ USDA Organic Children’s Coconut Banana Toothpaste. Via Digital Journal:

  8. Brushed for Success: Radius Achieving Business Goals

    In Kutztown, the toothbrushes manufactured by Radius Corp. under the leadership of CEO and President Saskia Foley are unique in their composition and shape compared with most store-bought brushes. That’s because Radius’ toothbrushes are ergonomically built, meaning they more easily fit a user’s hand, and designs are available for both right- and left-handed users. The Continue Reading…