Entries by Danielle Hagerty

Featured Investor: Comcast

At Comcast, we understand the power of the Internet. We see firsthand how this transformative technology can open doors and improve lives. Unfortunately, though, about 30 percent of Americans — most who are poor — remain on the wrong side of the digital divide. That means the people who could benefit most from broadband continue to fall behind due […]

Chester County Biopharmaceutical Firm to Expand, Create 151 New Jobs

ViroPharma Inc. — a homegrown biopharmaceutical company — will expand its operations in Exton, Chester County and create 151 new, high-paying jobs In the Greater Philadelphia region. “ViroPharma is a true Pennsylvania success that continues to grow and create jobs in the region,” said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. “What started as a small team of entrepreneurs in Exton has […]

Camden County College Expands Workforce Opportunities with Web Development Degree Program

Camden County College has created a new associate degree program for students pursuing positions in web development as interactive media producers, website animators, website designers, website project coordinators and other web-related areas. The program is designed to create broader access, in a community college setting, to the key skills required for today’s web technology workforce. […]

Breast Cancer Detection Sensor Receives Grant from PA Department of Health

Physicians could soon have a new, noninvasive and radiation-free option when it comes to performing regular breast exams. A hand-held device that can detect cancer by sensing the elasticity of breast tissue is moving into the final stages of testing and development with help from a Pennsylvania Department of Health grant. “Intelligent Breast Exam” (iBE™) […]

Sixty-Five Percent of Business Travelers in Greater Philadelphia Say Non-Stop Flights are Extremely Important

Sixty-five percent of business air travelers in Greater Philadelphia say that non-stop flights are extremely important according to a survey conducted by Select Greater Philadelphia and the CEO Council for Growth. Among these business travelers, Tokyo, Japan and Orange County, California are the most desired new non-stop international and domestic business destinations respectively from Philadelphia […]

Fast-Growing Tech Company Speeds Delivery of Safe Life Science Products

Select Greater Philadelphia recently sat down with Dr. Satwik Seshasai, VP of Engineering for NextDocs Corporation, to discuss next steps for this fast-growing tech company headquartered in Conshohocken, PA. Q: What is NextDocs? A: NextDocs helps life sciences companies manage regulatory and clinical documents and implement quality systems to meet the FDA compliance requirements. There’s […]

South Jersey Healthcare Sites Receive Qualification from NCCN for Affiliate Research Project

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Oncology Research Program (ORP) has qualified two sites in South Jersey from Fox Chase Cancer Center as part of its Affiliate Research Project (ARP). The qualification of these sites enhances the region’s capacity for clinical research and development. Virtua, under the direction of Principal Investigator, Michael Entmacher, MD, includes […]

SEPTA Named ‘Outstanding’ Public Transit System for 2012

SEPTA was honored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) on July 26th as it tracks to reach a 23-year ridership high. The 2012 “Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award” was awarded to SEPTA for efforts to enhance service, efficiencies and overall effectiveness. APTA, which has more than 1,500 member organizations, awards the honor annually […]

Science Center Announces New Mixed-Use Tower

The University City Science Center is set to begin construction on a new 11-story tower at 3737 Market Street in West Philadelphia. The project is a joint venture between the University City Science Center and Wexford Science + Technology. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center will be the anchor tenant. Located at the northeast corner of 38th […]