Saxbys Headquarters Following its Target Market to Center City  

For Saxbys Coffee’s CEO Nick Bayer, affordability and vibrancy are features that convinced the hospitality company to set up headquarters in 7,000 square feet of space on Chestnut Street in Center City, Philadelphia. These factors also appeal to the growing millennial population within the city; a trend that Bayer believes will benefit the company, which expects to hire at least 100 new employees in the region.

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Local Company’s Technology Making Global Impact on Juice Quality

Molecular solutions company Invisible Sentinel, Inc. based at the University City Science Center, has introduced technology that is poised to change the way fruit juice bottlers manage product quality.  Called Veriflow® ACB, the technology accurately and quickly detects the bacteria which can spoil juice products.  Europe’s largest dedicated bottler of juices, Refresco Gerber, partnered with Invisible Sentinel on commercializing the technology which has been called “paradigm-shifting.”  It reduces the time it takes to detect the decay of spoilage organisms from seven days to three hours.

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Five Reasons Why Philly is Perfect for New Enterprises

Location, location, location. Our strategic position between New York City and Washington, D.C. is one of five reasons Philadelphia is an ideal city to plant a startup.  So writes Suchit Bachalli, who brought his global technology company Unilog from India to the U.S. and picked Wayne, Pa. for its headquarters.  Other reasons include a close-knit startup community, economic incentives, a huge pool of knowledge workers and an abundance of fast-growing companies.

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Delaware Home to 14 of INC.’s Fastest Growing Companies

They range from financial services to digital marketing to construction to human resources.  Fourteen companies in various industries from the First State have made the INC. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America.

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Manufacturing on the Rise

Steady growth in manufacturing has South Jersey companies looking for talent and turning to community colleges to grow their own.  Rowan College at Gloucester County and Camden County College both received Opportunity4Jersey grants to train prospective employees. Rowan will develop programs in processed technology and work with local refineries to get students hands-on experience.  Camden County College’s grant will be used to build a pipeline of prospective employees in manufacturing, transportation, retail, and hospitality/tourism.

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SBA Supports Digital Health Startups

Here’s some good news for female and minority business people who have a great idea for a digital health business: the Small Business Association has awarded $50,000 to the University City Science Center for the second class of its Digital Health Accelerator, which provides entrepreneurs with funding, office space, professional mentorship and connections. The funding will allow the Science Center to focus on recruiting women and minorities for its second class, which begins in early 2016.  Seven enterprises in the inaugural DHA class have moved to commercialization, created 53 jobs and raised almost $4 million in investments.

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Christiana Care Recognized for Nursing Excellence

In 2010, Delaware’s leading health system was the first in the state to be designated a Magnet organization for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).  Now, Christiana Care has earned re-designation, which recognizes the excellent work of its highly accomplished nursing team.  Only seven percent of the nation’s hospitals hold the Magnet designation.

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Montgomery County Beats New York for Home of Medical Device Company

When New York-based medical device company MELA acquired laser skin care technology from Montgomery County’s PhotoMedex, it also acquired its office space in Horsham, Pa.  Rather than relocate PhotoMedex’s workers to New York, MELA named Horsham as its new headquarters. “I like to do what I can to keep medical-device manufacturing in this region. Keeping jobs here was a top priority,” said Jeff O’Donnell, chairman of MELA and former co-founder and CEO of PhotoMedex in a recent Philadelphia Business Journal article.

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Temple Health Bolstering Research Infrastructure

Former GlaxoSmithKline SVP Dr. Ralph Horwitz, who also served as chairman of medicine at Stanford and Yale universities, has been recruited to run Temple Health System’s new “Institute for Transformative Medicine.” The institute will merge several of Temple’s core areas of evidence-based medical research.  It will also collaborate with Temple’s Center for Population Health and the University’s experts in informatics, data analytics and computational biology.

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American Airlines Opens New Cold Storage Facility for Pharmaceuticals

On June 23, American Airlines cut the ribbon on its $5 million, state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled facility for sensitive and potentially life-saving pharmaceutical and healthcare products at Philadelphia International Airport.

The 25,000 square foot building in Cargo City has 30 containers that can each be set to a specific temperature requested by a customer, and two cooled rooms for delicate products such as vaccines, blood/plasma products and therapeutic protein treatments.  American Airlines chose Philadelphia International Airport because the region is at the heart of the Northeast corridor and has a heavy concentration of pharmaceutical and life-sciences companies with products that require consistent and reliable temperature controls during transport.

“The two main goals [of the facility] are that the products remain safe and then remain effective,” said American Airlines Manager of Cold Chain Strategy Thomas Grubb in a Delco Times article. “We’re talking about a patient at the other end. It’s not just a matter of making sure it doesn’t get destroyed in route, but also when it gets to them that it has the therapeutic effectiveness that it needs to have.”

American Airlines says this is the only temperature-controlled facility of its kind in the Northeast corridor.

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