Stories from our Region – April 30, 2020

 

Camden paper company sees sales soar by more than 50% during COVID-19 crisis

With this increase in demand, Royal Paper Company’s owner Rashaan Hornsby is taking extra steps to ensure the company remains homegrown, hiring directly from the city of Camden.

 

Two Delaware-based biotech institutions receive money to support coronavirus treatment research

Incyte is looking at the potential to repurpose its cancer drug, Jakafi, to treat coronavirus patients while the nearby National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals is working to speed up testing capabilities for pandemics.

 

An increase in demand is driving HealthVerity to increase staff by 60% this year

A spike in inquiries during the pandemic from potential clients is driving the Philadelphia-based company to hire for sales and engineering positions to support an expansion in its services.

 

American Water begins to upgrade roughly 2,800 ft. of Camden water main

The $1.1 million upgrade that began earlier this month will advance water service reliability and increase water flow for the community.

 

Qlik begins a global effort to understand COVID-19 and prevent future pandemics

The King of Prussia-based company is gathering data from various sources to help organizations better understand the spread of COVID-19.

 

Inovio is urgently focused on developing a COVID-19 vaccine

The biotechnology company launched Phase 1 of its human clinical trial of up to 40 healthy volunteers in the U.S.