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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. OraSure Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

    BFTP client OraSure Technologies has blazed a trail in at-home diagnostic tests. Now, the Pennsylvania-based biotech company is working to produce a quick, over-the-counter coronavirus test that consumers can take in the privacy of their home with results available in minutes. OraSure CEO Dr. Steve Tang highlighted the importance of COVID testing with NPR’s Allison Continue Reading…

  5. USSF and Vaxform Developing Oral COVID-19 Vaccine

    Governor Tom Wolf announced that US Specialty Formulations LLC (USSF), a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, will expand its operations in Allentown, Lehigh County to continue its work developing a COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with VaxForm LLC. Both companies are clients of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. This project will create at least 97 Continue Reading…

  6. UBMe Launches Revolutionary Online Ordering and Curbside Communication Product for Restaurants

    New product helps restaurants increase revenue while safely and conveniently communicating with customers during COVID-19 restrictions in cooler weather. With investment support from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Southside Bethlehem KIZ, UBMe, Inc., a hyperlocal technology company, has launched a new product called Online Ordering and Curbside Communication, to help restaurants Continue Reading…

  7. Gilson Snow channels the spirit of experimentation and adventure

    “One of the biggest obstacles to forward motion or to even pursuing things you care about is the fear of failure,” says Nick Gilson, CEO of Gilson Snow, Inc. “In certain environments, it can be quite crippling.” As winter sports enthusiasts, Nick Gilson and co-owner Austin Royer decided to put that spirit of experimentation to Continue Reading…

  8. Saladax Hires 8 to Address Demand for Schizophrenia Medication Test

    Saladax Biomedical, Inc., Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem, has expanded its staff with eight new employees in R&D, operations, regulatory affairs, and sales to ramp up production of its test for Clozapine, a key medication in the treatment of schizophrenia. The test earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) market authorization in April. Saladax’s MyCare™ Psychiatry Continue Reading…

  1. Core Business Solutions Continuing to Grow During Pandemic

    Core Business Solutions, Lewisburg, has appointed three new consulting staff, an audit assistant, an additional software support specialist, and a junior business analyst, continuing its growth despite the pandemic. The company is a client of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania “We like to think that we are continuing to grow because our Continue Reading…

  2. OPTiMO Develops Platform to Support COVID Reporting in Classrooms

    In response to the pandemic, OPTiMO IT, Bloomsburg, has developed a Screen4School COVID-19 reporting platform that readily integrates into school classrooms and existing school IT architectures. The solution is a suite of screening and reporting apps to allow school staff to securely and easily capture COVID-19 screening data in the classroom, as well as support Continue Reading…

  3. Skillion producing device that can detect if you’re wearing a mask

    Skillion, based at Ben Franklin TechVentures, produces “connected dashboards” that use artificial intelligence and machine learning to do various tasks. That capability is applicable during the pandemic to identify whether someone is wearing a mask. Via WFMZ-TV69

  4. New Incubation Video Posted by Scranton Chamber’s IGNITE

    The Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s Ignite incubator program recently posted a new video on the benefits to young firms of locating in a business incubator. Ignite includes Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network members Carbondale Technology Transfer Center, Scranton Enterprise Center, and TekRidge. BFTP/NEP is a proud supporter and partner in business incubation throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. Continue Reading…

  5. New Entrepreneurship Video Posted by Scranton Chamber’s IGNITE

    The Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s Ignite incubator program, including Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network members Carbondale Technology Transfer Center, Scranton Enterprise Center, and TekRidge, recently posted a new video. The video presents the Greater Scranton Chamber’s incubator support network and other crucial entrepreneurial resources available through Ignite. BFTP/NEP is a proud supporter and partner in Continue Reading…

  6. LifeAire: The quest for cleaner hospital air

    The coronavirus pandemic has challenged the way hospitals think about the design of their facilities, changing how doctors and nurses move through the hallways and rearranging patients’ beds. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker takes us inside LifeAire Systems, a BFTP client that has set its sights on cleaning the air that is being moved through our Continue Reading…

  7. USSF’s COVID-19 Oral and Injectable Vaccines Yield Positive Pre-Clinical Results

    Two promising new COVID-19 vaccines show positive results in pre-clinical trials, developed through an alliance formed by Ben Franklin clients VaxForm LLC, a vaccine development company, and US Specialty Formulations LLC (USSF), a cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing company. These new vaccines utilize novel delivery platforms for COVID-19 with one oral delivery and the other a conventional Continue Reading…

  8. 6 BFTP Clients Among Region’s Fastest-Growing Cos

    Lehigh Valley Business announced the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Fastest Growing Companies, which includes six Ben Franklin clients: Demco Automation; Forge3, Ltd.; Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc.; Nazareth Pallet Co., Inc.; Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc.; and US Specialty Formulations, LLC. The Fastest Growing Companies program identifies the region’s most dynamic companies that have made significant contributions to Continue Reading…