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Pottstown Firm Offers Free Masks to Area Residents

May 22, 2020

Ultraflex Systems Inc., a medical device manufacturer at 237 South St., will be giving away free neoprene masks to any residents of the borough or surrounding areas who report to the main office on Friday, May 22, and Tuesday, May 26, at 11 a.m. The masks are fabricated on premises by Ultraflex employees (proudly made […]

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Cagent Vascular Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance for its Serranator Device for the Infrapopliteal Indication and Completion of its PRELUDE-BTK Clinical Trial Enrollment

April 23, 2020

WAYNE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cagent Vascular, a developer of serration technology for vessel dilatation in cardiovascular disease interventions, announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of its Serranator® PTA Serration Balloon Catheter for treating below-the-knee (BTK) lesions. The Serranator device is the first and only angioplasty balloon FDA Cleared and CE Marked that embeds serration technology into a semi-compliant […]

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A Guide to Helping Small Businesses Navigate and Recover from the COVID-19 crisis

March 31, 2020

Millions of jobs and small businesses are being threatened by the COVID-19 health crisis and the subsequent economic crisis it is causing. While the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Congress have attempted to use the SBA loan program to help America’s businesses, accessing the program can be confusing and challenging for entrepreneurs – especially those […]

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FAQ: Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

March 26, 2020

This is a list of frequently asked questions regarding the City’s new COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund, which was created to help provide immediate relief to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in Philadelphia. See PDF here.

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Governor Wolf Announces Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses

March 25, 2020

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that new funding is available to help small businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, through a new program under the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority’s (PIDA) Small Business First Fund, the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA). The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) recently authorized the transfer of $40 million to […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

March 25, 2020

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. Content Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Guidance for Businesses and Employers SBA Products and Resources Government Contracting Local Assistance Economic Injury […]

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Gov. Wolf: Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Small Businesses and Non-Profits Facing Losses Related to COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “We are incredibly grateful that the SBA recognized the urgency of this situation and granted our request so quickly,” said Gov. Wolf. “I […]

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Governor Wolf Requests Disaster Declaration for Small Businesses and Non-Profits to Obtain Loans

March 18, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf today requested that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) implement an SBA disaster declaration to provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. “The impact of financial losses related to COVID-19 will be felt for years to come,” […]

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Wolf Administration Updates Businesses on Guidance for COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts

March 17, 2020

Earlier today, the Wolf Administration strongly urged non-essential businesses across the state to close for at least 14 days to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The governor’s request protects employees, customers, and suppliers and limits the spread of the virus through personal contact and surfaces. Previously the governor designated Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware […]

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Ben Franklin Companies Fighting Infectious Disease and its Effects

March 16, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has galvanized the life sciences community worldwide to help stem the spread of the virus, mitigate the effects of the virus and prevent or minimize future outbreaks. While southeastern Pennsylvania has numerous large companies working on novel technologies to address these issues across many aspects of pandemic mitigation – vaccines, therapeutics, […]

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