1. Signallamp Wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

    Signallamp Health, Scranton, won Ben Franklin Venture Idol, hosted by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP), on Thursday evening, November 8. The event was held in the newly expanded Ben Franklin TechVentures® West Wing. TechVentures is the business technology incubator/post-incubator owned and managed by BFTP/NEP and located on Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus. Ken Continue Reading…

  2. 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…

  3. Hero’s Kafe at Ben Franklin TechVentures Grand Opening

    Ecuadorean Entrepreneurs Garner Combined Economic Development Support Drawing on owner Daniela Torres’ experience as a chef and her husband, co-owner Xavier Martinez’s love for superheroes, the new Hero’s Kafe features a mix of Ecuadorean and European café classics and novelties. Daniela’s original artwork, featuring Star Wars characters and superhero action figures, complete the experience at Continue Reading…

  4. 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:

  5. Particle Sciences boosts manufacturing services with Pennsylvania site

    The 5,000-square-foot Bethlehem-based expansion responds to client demand, says 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

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Ben Franklin Celebrates Manufacturing Day

    In recognition of National Manufacturing Day, BFTP/NEP is celebrating the importance of manufacturing and its role in helping to keep a healthy and vibrant manufacturing economy in the region. “We’re really creating that next generation of manufacturers,” said BFTP President and CEO Chad Paul. Ben Franklin’s investment in and support of its manufacturing clients resulted Continue Reading…

  1. South Bethlehem Start-up Incentive Program Earns International Award

    The International Economic Development Council awarded Bethlehem Economic Development Corp. and the city of Bethlehem a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its SouthSide Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone. Ben Franklin Technology Partners NEP is a partner in that initiative. Via @LehighValleyBusiness:

  2. 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:

  3. Ben Franklin Northeast Impact: 31,935 Manufacturing Jobs 1994-2017

    National Manufacturing Day Oct. 5 Ben Franklin Invests in Established Manufacturers and Early-Stage Tech-Based Manufacturers This Oct. 5, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) is joining the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) in celebrating National Manufacturing Day, promoting the importance of manufacturing in Pennsylvania and the jobs associated with Continue Reading…

  4. 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:

  5. Ben Franklin Announces Board Changes

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors announced the appointment of a new chair, a new member, and a new executive committee member at its September board meeting. Jan S. Heller is the new board chair. She has served on the BFTP/NEP board for 26 years, as vice chair from Continue Reading…

  6. Saladax Biomedical Welcomes New Guidelines for Chemotherapy

    Saladax Biomedical Inc., an anchor tenant in Ben Franklin TechVentures, announced that it welcomes new guidelines from the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology that “strongly recommend” monitoring levels of 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) in patients receiving chemotherapy. Saladax develops novel blood tests that increase the impact of personalized medicine by bringing chemotherapeutic drug Continue Reading…

  7. 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…

  8. Hexcel’s Acousti-cap Technology Reduces Aircraft Noise in NASA-Boeing Flight Test

    Hexcel‘s latest Acousti-Cap broadband sound-reducing honeycomb technology was recently tested in a joint NASA-Boeing flight test on a B737 MAX test platform. It enables engine designers to reduce the noise from takeoffs and landings without adding significant weight to the aircraft. Via EPPM: