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  1. Noble Biomaterials has new lease on technology in COVID-19 fight

    Noble Biomaterials, spent most of its time fighting the same kinds of villains — bacteria and stinky gym socks — by bonding silver to fibers for the textile industry. Global athletic wear and sports equipment companies are big customers because silver neutralizes odor. A new bad guy, the coronavirus, invigorated the market for its antimicrobial Continue Reading…

  2. LifeAire to Introduce Rapid and Complete Disinfection Unit for N95 Masks

    Pending US FDA Emergency Use Authorization approval, LifeAire Systems, LLC, Allentown, will introduce a portable, rapid, chemical-free decontamination unit for N95 masks. The Aire~PPE™ Decontamination Unit features: • Designed to kill COVID-19 and all other bacteria, viruses, and fungi on the surface and within the layers of the mask • Capable of disinfecting more than Continue Reading…

  3. Huge Demand: American Paper Bag Named a Top Player in Market

    A recent Bag Production Market report by Report Consultant named American Paper Bag, Sugar Notch, a market-leading vendor in the bag production market 2020-2028. The company is a Ben Franklin start-up client, making the accolade even more impressive. Via Bandera County Courier      

  4. Berks PPE Resource Network has produced and donated 18,500 PPE materials in 3 weeks of production!

    A message from Jim Gerlach, President and CEO, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) is pleased to be a founding partner of the Berks PPE Resource Network. This initiative began as a string of emails between GRCA, Albright Science Research Institute, CrossTrainer Mixed Reality, Hamburg Area School District, Ben Franklin Technology Continue Reading…

  5. Game Face Grooming sees new opportunity amid pandemic

    Founder and President Phil Williams came up with Game Face Grooming while coaching his daughter’s basketball team. “They have no solution to clean. So it led me to think about; what if I created an athletic sports and body wipe, and that was really the premise behind the brand,” Williams said. And with the help of Continue Reading…

  6. Gilson Snow Teamed to Provide 150 Free Snowboards & Skis to PA Kids & Athletes 

    Gilson Snow, Pennsylvania’s ski and snowboard manufacturer, teamed with the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (SkiPA) and PA-owned and operated convenience store chain Sheetz to provide FREE snowboards and skis to 150 children and athletes in the state this winter season. Located in the Susquehanna River Valley’s small town of Winfield, Gilson Snow, a client of the Ben Franklin Continue Reading…

  7. Pharma Manufacturer USSF is fighting against COVID-19

    Could a vaccine for COVID-19 be developed right here in the Lehigh Valley? It’s possible thanks to an early-stage pharmaceutical company, which last year purchased a building on Allentown’s south side after outgrowing its existing production facility in Bethlehem. US Specialty Formulations LLC is a contract CGMP manufacturer and one of the first 503B Drug Quality Continue Reading…

  8. Applied Separations cleaning PPE and donating it to front-line workers

    Personal protective equipment is essential for healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus. But it’s been in short supply. Ben Franklin client Applied Separations, Inc., Allentown, is trying to help by cleaning it so it can be used again. The firm is baking the PPE in laboratory ovens at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 90 minutes, low enough Continue Reading…

  1. Please recycle, but with ‘increased vigilance’ amid COVID-19 pandemic

    There are always unsung heroes in times of crisis, some overlooked and often too many to name. Count the folks in the waste removal industry, including Ben Franklin client, Cougle’s Recycling, Hamburg, which continues to take away your trash and recyclables amid a pandemic. And you can help these essential workers simply by being more Continue Reading…

  2. Berks company ramps up disinfectant production

    While other companies are facing economic troubles during the coronavirus pandemic, a Bern Township manufacturer has been adding to its workforce and increasing production. That’s because Misco Products Corp. has been turning out a vital product in these troubled times — disinfectant liquids that are used by institutions such as hospitals, food services and industrial markets to Continue Reading…

  3. Free Webinar: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls When Using Drones on Construction Sites

    As we approach the inevitable pivot to economic recovery from the current crisis, construction companies are considering how to jump-start and accelerate project progress when the time soon comes. Drones can help construction projects in so many ways, but without understanding the safety, regulatory, and liability considerations, your firm may be subject to unexpected legal Continue Reading…

  4. B. Braun Lands Approval to Modify Pumps to Treat Coronavirus

    Lehigh Valley medical device manufacturer B. Braun Medical Inc. has received emergency US Food and Drug Administration approval to modify its medical pumps with nebulizers to treat patients with the coronavirus. The modification also helps limit medical staff exposures to patients with COVID-19. Via: The Morning Call

  5. Applied Separations recycles its clean-room suits to help in the coronavirus pandemic fight

    Some clean room workers at Allentown-based Applied Separations Inc. shed their garments at the end of their shifts each day. Now those suits are heated to a high temperature in the company furnace to be made safer for reuse. The firm is offering the restored garments for free to first responders, cleaning company workers, and Continue Reading…

  6. ConnexiCore Supporting Construction Project Safety by Utilizing Drones for Social Distancing

    Construction companies across the US are using drones to safely conduct inspections, gather data, and more, all while protecting workers. While the coronavirus pandemic has completely halted progress for many industries, ConnexiCore is helping construction companies find ways to leverage drone technology while protecting the safety of their teams. To minimize risk, drones are delivering Continue Reading…

  7. OraSure Receives Federal Contract for Rapid Oral Fluid Pan-SARS-Coronavirus In-home Self-test

    OraSure Technologies, Inc.(NASDAQ: OSUR), has been awarded a $710,310 contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to develop a pan-SARS-coronavirus antigen rapid in-home self-test that uses oral fluid samples. This support from BARDA will enable OraSure to file for FDA Emergency Use Continue Reading…

  8. Clients Innovating Against COVID-19

    As the government, public, and private sectors work to address the many serious problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic, several Ben Franklin clients are working directly and indirectly in the efforts. Ben Franklin Technology Partners works not only to create highly paid, sustainable jobs, but also to provide innovative solutions to improve the human condition. Continue Reading…