Category: Health Care

Incyte Corporation, one of the region’s largest pharmaceutical companies, today reported fourth-quarter and year-end financial gains for 2016. The company attributes the success, in part, to the growth of a few key products and the expansion of its global footprint. For the quarter ended December 31, total revenues were $326 million as compared to $244…

WILMINGTON (AP) — Nemours Children’s Health System says an agreement has been reached with the DuPont Co. for Nemours Biomedical Research to lease space at DuPont’s Experimental Station in Wilmington. Officials announced Thursday that Nemours will lease roughly 85,000 square feet on two floors in a building on the Experimental Station campus, which is adjacent…

DOVER (AP) — State insurance officials say they are investigating a data breach involving two subcontractors of Highmark BlueCross BlueShield of Delaware. Officials announced in a statement Friday that the data breach involves Summit Reinsurance Services and BCS Financial Corporation and affects about 19,000 Delawareans with employer-paid plans. Summit said in a notice sent to…

WILMINGTON — Incyte Corporation, based in Wilmington, has announced the first patient has been treated in the REACH-1 pivotal Phase 2 trial evaluating its ruxolitinib drug, trademarked Jakafi. The drug was used in combination with corticosteroids for the treatment of steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease. “We are very pleased to have the first patient treated in…

Datwyler breaks ground on Middletown pharma facility

By Christi Milligan Swiss-based Datwyler, a leading supplier of customized sealing solutions, has broken ground on a $102 million manufacturing facility that will enhance the company’s presence in the U.S. pharmaceutical market and increase Middletown’s industry portfolio. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2017, with production slated for the first half of 2018. It…

WILMINGTON —  Artesian Water Company has contributed $100,000 to Christiana Care’s Middletown Emergency Department for two specialized technology systems. These systems quickly and effectively rule out or identify a blood clot or flu virus, enabling clinical staff to more efficiently begin the appropriate treatment. “Without this technology, we’d have to transport specimens from the Middletown Emergency…

The Healthier Sussex County Task Force, consisting of representatives from the three hospitals in the county and multiple community partners, came together for the second time to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment. “While each hospital has to develop its own assessment and implementation plan for improving the health of the communities it serves, working…

Olympic gold medalist Elena Delle Donne, who battled chronic Lyme’s Disease, will speak to students at the First State School Camp Wednesday. The First State School offers kindergarten through high-school education to children with diabetes, sickle-cell anemia, severe asthma, cancer and other illnesses that preclude attendance at regular school. Delle Donne will encourage the students…

WILMINGTON – Nemours Children’s Health System and the healthcare technology company RoundTrip will partner to provide patients at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington an efficient way to get to the hospital. Nemours will use RoundTrip’s web-based portal and mobile platform to coordinate non-emergency medical transportation services and connect patients with certified drivers in…