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  2. Vizinex RFID Moves Into New Facility

    Driven by business growth, BFTP client and TechVentures graduate @VizinexRFID, a manufacturer of high performance radio frequency identification tags tailored to specific applications, recently moved into a 5,500-square-foot facility. Via @lvb_com: http://bit.ly/2EvAyvq 

  3. Signallamp Secures Series A Financing

    Signallamp Health, Inc., a pioneer in providing remotely-embedded nurse care managers to physicians across the country, announced the completion of a Series A funding round. More: http://prn.to/2stUcpX 

  4. East Penn Receives Prestigious Industry Award, Third Win

    East Penn Manufacturing Co. earned its third consecutive Most Valuable Supplier Award from the industry’s trade association, Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association. The award recognizes companies that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees, and their community. Via Markets Insider: http://read.bi/2nErdtR 

  5. Startups at Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Continue Growth in 2017

    The Allentown-based Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, which is a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, announced that its 10 resident companies earned more than $4.63 million in revenue in 2017, a 4.6 percent increase over last year. Collectively the firms employ 28 full-time employees and another 46 people as either part-time or contracted employees, Continue Reading…

  6. GiveGab Acquires Kimbia

    GiveGab, the fundraising and supporter engagement platform designed exclusively for nonprofits, has acquired Kimbia. The acquisition brings GiveGab closer to its goal of being the largest charitable software platform through the combined support of over 40,000 nonprofits since its inception. http://bit.ly/2rBab5a 

  7. Xverity Launches Patient@Home Hub

    Patient@Home Hub is the first comprehensive on-demand resource service for patients and caregivers to avoid hospital readmissions. The Hub provides users with on-demand access to transportation, medication therapy management, home delivery of prepared meals and groceries, curated education videos for patients and caregivers, and concierge services such as housekeeping, bookkeeping, event planning, errands and other Continue Reading…

  8. Okrepkie Wins Pennsylvania Accelerator Award

    The Pennsylvania Acceleration Project honored Ken Okrepkie, BFTP Regional Manager Pocono Northeast, with its 2017 Pennsylvania Acceleration Leader of the Year award. Acceleration Awards recognize and honor organizations and leaders that are driving technology and innovation across the Commonwealth. More: http://bit.ly/2DtmcPK 

  1. Four BFTP Clients Receive KIZ Tax Credits

    BFTP clients InnovForm Therapeutics LLC, MindMe, Inc., NextShift, and ViiHealth, Inc. will receive Southside Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone investments through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Via LVEDC: http://bit.ly/2mxQc2c 

  2. Trade Show Feature: Custom Processing Services

    Interview: Gregg Shemanski, President and Co-founder – Via Ceramics Expo: http://bit.ly/2Eshdeb 

  3. Moving Wastewater Plant Operations into the Digital Age

    Carbondale-based Pleasant Mount Welding, with a Ben Franklin investment, will soon begin marketing a new control panel that can run municipal and industrial plants with a greater level of automation, replacing larger panels covered with multi-colored switches with compact, touch-screen versions. Via Scranton Times: http://bit.ly/2ErKyFv 

  4. Ben Franklin TechVentures West Wing Gala – Photo gallery

    Via Lehigh Valley Style, December 2017 edition. Photos by Ryan Hulvat: http://bit.ly/2CHr8ge 

  5. Xverity Hopes to Cure a Patient Care “Disconnect”

    Xverity Inc. is a 3-year-old health care company in Ben Franklin TechVentures that applies software tools, such as a mobile app, to help homebound patients receive coordinated access to services from clinical and social-care providers. Via @MCall: http://bit.ly/2lK8yvF 

  6. LifeAire Systems Installed in New St. Luke’s-Allentown Wing

    St. Luke’s University Health Network opened a 32-bed surgical wing at its Allentown campus that features an air purification system expected to reduce infections and airborne illnesses. The LifeAire Systems purification system uses an electrical current to kill bacteria, viruses and debris in the air without creating any byproducts. More Via @lvb_com:  http://bit.ly/2BqIoc0  via @mcall: Continue Reading…

  7. Lehigh Students Use Virtual Reality to Diagnose Glaucoma

    A Lehigh University Integrated Business and Engineering student team presented plans for a more portable and less expensive machine for detecting glaucoma in a Ben Franklin “Tiger Session.” A Tiger Session is a strategic planning/brainstorming meeting for Ben Franklin clients with a panel of three to five experts who are handpicked to explore a variety Continue Reading…

  8. International Business Innovation Association CEO Tours BridgeWorks

    When it comes to business incubators, manufacturing-focused programs are a rarity. President & CEO of the International Business Innovation Association, Kirstie Chadwick’s visit to BridgeWorks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, was her first time checking one out. “The manufacturing sector in the United States is starting to grow again, Continue Reading…