Entries by Danielle Hagerty

Jefferson chooses site for bioprocessing center

Thomas Jefferson University is bringing a 25,000-square-foot training center for biological manufacturing to Lower Gwynedd, PA. The site, which is located in Spring House Innovation Park, will serve as an educational and training facility for students and professionals in biopharmaceutical and bioengineering. The new facility will be used to provide workforce training and certifications to […]

Temple performs breakthrough in emphysema treatment

Scientists at Temple University, located in North Philadelphia, carried out a landmark clinical trial for a minimally invasive treatment of emphysema, a life-threatening lung condition most commonly linked to smoker’s lung that affects approximately 3.1 million Americans each year. Current treatments of emphysema involve a risky procedure that consists of lung reduction surgery and can […]

Science Center receives $500K grant for health security innovation

The University City Science Center received a grant that will help existing accelerators to improve innovation in national health security. The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), which operates as an entity of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provided the grant, which is a part of BARDA’s new Division of Research, Innovation […]

Penn performs first ever robot-assisted spinal surgery

Penn surgeons made history by completing the first ever robot assisted spinal surgery. Surgeons used a trans-oral robotics approach (TORS) which uses a minimally invasive process to remove tumors. The patient who received the surgery last summer, 27-year-old Noah Pernikoff, has since made a full recovery. “The capability of this technology and procedure is revolutionary,” […]

DuPont expands to Newark with new purchase

DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, is expanding to Newark, DE with the purchase of a facility that they plan on investing approximately $45 million into over the next two years. The facility will be twice the size of the current plant, Tralee, and will retain the […]

Braskem launches Process Operator Academy

There has been a vast decline of skilled workers in trade over the past ten years due to baby-boomer retirement. Braskem America, Eastern Controls, and Delaware County Community College have partnered up to address the discrepancy with a new Process Operator Academy, which will be located at Delaware County Community College in Media, PA. The […]