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  1. Saladax Biomedical Acquires IP Portfolio for Antipsychotic Drug Tests

    Ben Franklin client and TechVentures resident company, Saladax Biomedical, Inc. (Saladax) has announced that it has acquired a patent portfolio for antipsychotic drug testing from Janssen Pharmaceutica NV. This intellectual property (IP) portfolio includes 17 patent families and has resulted in 33 U.S. patents and 296 patents in ex-U.S. countries. This IP, along with the Continue Reading…

  2. Grovara Named Among Most Promising B2B Retail Tech Companies Worldwide

    Ben Franklin client Grovara, launched in Ben Franklin TechVentures, is the leading B2B global marketplace for wellness brands, connecting natural and organic brands with international retailers. The firm was named as a Retail Tech 100 Company, CB Insights’ annual ranking of the 100 most promising B2B retail tech companies in the world — a list Continue Reading…

  3. Saladax Announces Global Distribution Agreement With Beckman Coulter for Antipsychotic Drug Tests

    Beckman Coulter Introduces Antipsychotic Drug Testing to Address Unmet Clinical Need for More Than 69 Million People Living with Serious Mental Conditions There are a significant number of people globally impacted by serious mental illness. Ben Franklin client and TechVentures resident company, Saladax Biomedical, Inc., develops, manufactures, and markets assays, tests that rapidly identify therapeutic Continue Reading…

  4. USSF calls oral COVID-19 vaccine a game changer

    Ben Franklin client US Specialty Formulations is making progress on an oral vaccine for the COVID-19 virus that could be a game changer in the fight against the disease.  Kyle Flannigan and Garry Morefield of USSF said the ease and safety of the vaccine is what’s needed in the next stage in the fight against Continue Reading…

  5. USSF Founder Named in Forbes Story on the Next Generation of Black Leaders and Entrepreneurs

    Despite fewer support networks, less access to resources, and an unrelenting global pandemic, many Black-owned businesses have achieved an astonishing feat since 2020. They continue to rise and flourish even in a struggling economy. According to NBC News, American Black business owners increased by a staggering 38 percent from February 2020 to August 2021. Black entrepreneurship Continue Reading…

  6. US Specialty Formulations co-founder one of few Blacks in pharmaceutical leadership positions

    USSF is Developing an Oral COVID Vaccine. For Dr. Kyle Flanigan of Bethlehem, one of few African Americans in a pharmaceutical business leadership position, getting into the field wasn’t a challenge; it was what came afterward. “The challenge for Black people in this industry is recognition and promotion,” said Flanigan, co-founder and chief executive officer Continue Reading…

  7. UBMe Now Provides Real-Time Restaurant Feedback

    With support from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, the Southside Bethlehem KIZ and Pennsylvania CareerLink, Bethlehem technology company, UBMe has officially launched real-time feedback for restaurants on the UBMe App, which will revolutionize the way customers can obtain live information from restaurants and the way online reviews will take place moving forward. Dating back to the beginning of Continue Reading…

  8. Sivana Converting to Add 400 Jobs at Sunbury Plant

    The owner of an incoming industrial hemp manufacturer expects at least 400 jobs by the time it reaches full production in summer 2023. Ben Franklin client Sivana Converting LLC‘s CEO, Soheil Shahrooz, recently provided a tour to U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-12, and other local officials of the 350,000-square-foot space that once housed the former Continue Reading…

  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…