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Ben Franklin’s Agriculture, Food & Beverage BIG IDEA Contest Finale

October 11, 2022

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE BIG IDEA CONTEST FINAL PITCH COMPETITION! Join us for the virtual final pitch competition for Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ $25,000 Agriculture, Food & Beverage BIG IDEA Contest. On October 20th, selected finalists will pitch their ag,...

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A Bold Effort To Cure HIV—Using Crispr

October 11, 2022

An experiment tests whether the gene-editing technology can stop the virus from replicating, which would ultimately wipe out the infection. IN JULY, AN HIV-positive man became the first volunteer in a clinical trial aimed at using Crispr gene editing to snip...

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Lehigh Provost Dr. Nathan Urban Appointed to Ben Franklin Board

October 10, 2022

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the appointment of Nathan Urban, Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lehigh University, to its board of directors. Ben Franklin Northeast has had a decades long and...

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Pennsylvania’s Innovation Economy Driving Growth

October 10, 2022

A new national report that ranks states for business performance and competitiveness shows Pennsylvania making significant gains over the last year, with technology and innovation among the driving forces behind the economic resurgence. Pennsylvania jumped six spots from 23 to...

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Biomeme To Launch Portable Sample-To-Answer PCR System, Host-Response Testing

October 4, 2022

The pandemic wrought remarkable changes in diagnostics, some of which may improve healthcare for future generations. It also precipitated a dramatic expansion for Philadelphia-based mini PCR instrument and assay developer Biomeme. The company is now using revenues from CAP and...

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Expanded OraSure Technologies Facility to Manufacture Millions of COVID-19 Tests

October 4, 2022

Ben Franklin alumnus client OraSure Technologies recently completed an expansion that will allow it to manufacture almost 2 million in-home COVID-19 self-tests per week, while also creating or retaining more than 400 jobs in the Lehigh Valley. OraSure, a home-grown...

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Mussel Polymers Developing Treatment for Tooth Sensitivity

October 4, 2022

Ben Franklin client Mussel Polymers, located in Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem, has developed a new adhesive that chemically mimics the way mussels adhere to surfaces underwater. The firm announced a breakthrough in the use of its product, to treat sensitive...

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Mussel Polymers Developing Treatment for Tooth Sensitivity

October 4, 2022

Ben Franklin client Mussel Polymers, located in Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem, has developed a new adhesive that chemically mimics the way mussels adhere to surfaces underwater. The firm announced a breakthrough in the use of its product, to treat sensitive...

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TechCelerator at Ben Franklin is hosting a Virtual Pitch Event!

October 4, 2022

Join us to vote on your favorite business concept and help award a cash prize of 1,000 to a local startup! Eight local entrepreneurial teams are in the process of completing a ten-week, business startup boot camp. This exciting program...

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners Welcomes New Board Member

September 29, 2022

Lisa Riggs was appointed to the Ben Franklin Board of Directors at their September meeting. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania is excited to welcome Lisa Riggs to the board of directors. Bringing diverse and extensive experience in...

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