Chartlytics Acquired by CentralReach

More educators and therapists are being introduced to the leading behavior change analytics software developed at Penn State and fueled by support from Ben
Franklin Technology Partners. TechCelerator graduate Chartlytics was acquired in May by CentralReach, a provider of electronic health record and practice management software for clinics focused on applied behavioral analysis, speech therapy and occupational therapy. CentralReach boasts 40,000 users who are educators and therapists who will now have access to the power of Chartlytics’ best-in-class precision data measurement and advanced analytics technology.

Dr. Richard Kubina, professor of Special Education at Penn State partnered with David Stevens, a long time tech consultant and entrepreneur, in 2013 to found Chartlytics to serve educators and therapists in quantifying their work with student performance and behaviors. As the number of students requiring special education and related services continues to rise, Chartlytics has worked to meet the demands of the growing market.

By joining together, CentralReach and Chartlytics will bring leading edge clinical research and assessment technology, including robust data collection, precision behavior measurement, an information-rich visual display, and real-time decision-making to accelerate learning outcomes.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Chartlytics to the CentralReach family,” said Charlotte Fudge, CentralReach’s founder. “Just this past month alone, the CDC reported higher autism prevalence rates that increased from an estimated 1 in 68 children in 2016 to now 1 in 59 in 2018. By adding Chartlytics to the market-leading CentralReach product portfolio, we will continue to support the growing need from our users for advanced clinical analytics and precision treatment.”

“This acquisition is a pivotal moment in the history of precision behavior measurement,” said David Stevens, co-founder of Chartlytics. “Increasing the quality of decision making for CentralReach therapists and educators is truly meaningful since it will help learners, many of them children on the spectrum, to thrive.”

Lyralux scores latest Techceletor@StateCollege prize

On May 29, the Ben Franklin TechCelerator@State College awarded a cash prize to the winner of its latest Business Startup Accelerator.

Kevin Houser’s Lyralux is commercializing Dim to Vivid™, a light source technology that enhances colors at low-light levels.

Other presenters included:

  • IDEAS+ is a startup that uses machine learning techniques to speed the drug target identification process.
  • ColumnTek developed an economic, reliable way to offer a broad range of chiral chromatography columns, packed with chiral stationary phase materials.
  • NanoSpec Instruments builds transient spectrometers for researchers in chemistry, physics, biology, and materials science. Their patent-pending technologies are high performing, faster, and less complex.
  • spotLESS Materials, LLC is developing easy-to-clean surface coating products for bathroom fixtures that outperform current commercial products and allow for up to a 90% water savings.