Category: Bioscience

In the fast-moving world of biopharmaceuticals, the University of Delaware is preparing to demonstrate the importance of being NIIMBL. Launched at UD’s Delaware Biotechnology Institute last year, the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) is moving from its startup and organizational phase into working on developing new technology, says Kelvin Lee, the institute’s…

Reid Huber, executive vice president and chief scientific officer at Incyte, has a simple formula for how the company can keep ahead in a drug therapy environment that is moving more rapidly every year. “Speed, creativity and thinking 12 steps ahead is where the action is,” he says. That mantra is helping to fuel Incyte’s…

When some people think about LiteCure, they focus on the Newark-based company’s affiliations with professional and college teams across the country. Its laser wand is capable of relieving pain, stimulating healing and helping athletes get back to competition more quickly than other therapies. But LiteCure CEO Brian Pryor is much more interested in describing the…

Delaware BioScience Association last week announced plans to move out of the STAR Campus in Newark and into the former AstraZeneca North Campus on Concord Pike. The life sciences industry group will occupy a 3,500 square-foot facility facing Concord Pike near the entrance of the campus. “As a connector organization, collaboration is critical to our…

A breakthrough in gene editing and the announcement of a scholarship fund were just some of the highlights of the 2018 Delaware Bio Gala on Thursday, which also featured a “fireside chat” with the leaders of Incyte and Newark-based National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). More than 300 executives, researchers and scientists from the state’s…

Innovation Delaware Q&A: Kelvin Lee, director of the NIIMBL

One of the main reasons that the University of Delaware continues to grow in national stature is Kelvin Lee, Ph.D., Gore Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and director of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). A decorated scientist who spent several years at the Biotechnology Institute in Zurich, Lee spearheaded NIIMBL’s…