Entries by Danielle Hagerty

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 […]

Jefferson to begin work on $205M expansion on New Jersey hospital

South Jersey’s Jefferson Washington Township Hospital broke ground on its $205 million expansion project earlier this month. The health facility will receive an eight-level parking garage, a seven-floor patient tower with a new lobby, a same-day surgery unit and recovery room, and a new processing distribution center. “Our Washington Township facility continues to evolve and […]

Newark, DE to get transformational redevelopment project

College Square Shopping Center in Newark, DE, is about to receive a makeover. Real estate investor Fusco and apartment developer CornerstoneTracy have partnered up to transform the square with retail shops, restaurants, and apartment complexes. “[This project will] transform the College Square property into a walkable and bikeable active lifestyle center, with high-quality apartments designed […]