Category: Chemistry

In many ways, chemistry as a discipline seeks to understand the interaction between things and how those interactions can produce change. It’s a fitting reflection of the chemical industry in Delaware, which also finds itself in a period of change. The First State has been a major nerve center of chemical innovation since the du…

The Science, Technology and Research Institute of Delaware (STRIDE) is a growing consultancy focusing on innovation as well as research and development in the chemical space. With a roster that includes many former DuPont scientists, STRIDE works with companies large and small to help make discoveries and solve problems. Last year, STRIDE moved into laboratory…

The Delaware Innovation Space, a nonprofit incubator located in Wilmington, provides lab space, tools and support to startup companies in the scientific arena to help them grow and reach their goals. Created by the State of Delaware, DuPont and the University of Delaware, the facility is located on the historic Experimental Station and bills itself…

Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens. Intraocular lenses. Emerging medicines and much, much more. New Castle-based Adesis specializes in producing difficult-to-make chemicals, which allows companies around the world to create new devices and develop medicines for incurable diseases. President Andrew Cottone says Adesis scientists are inventing solutions every day, and is excited by the growth and…

Change is never easy in business. From taking on new business models to reintroducing a company to customers, evolution and transformation are not for the faint of heart. But that’s just what Ashland has done in recent years. And customers and shareholders say the company is on the right track, says Brian McGrath, Ashland’s vice…

The name that has become synonymous with the chemical industry in Delaware is getting a new identity in 2019, with officials pledging to focus on growth areas in the year ahead. In February, DowDuPont announced that its specialty products division would continue under the DuPont name when it separates into an independent company prior to…

The Science, Technology and Research Institute of Delaware, or STRIDE, will host an Open House on Tuesday, May 15 at the Delaware Innovation Space laboratory. STRIDE formed in 2016 with the duel goal of employing former DuPont scientists and providing scientific contract services to companies and start-ups looking to locate in Delaware.The event is designed…

Innovation Delaware Q&A: Douglas Muzyka of DuPont

With two major announcements in 2017, DuPont pumped new energy into its well-known Wilmington-area landmark — the DuPont Experimental Station, a 55-building campus opened in 1903 on a hillside overlooking the Brandywine Creek. The first announcement was made in January by DuPont CEO Ed Breen: The company will invest $200 million to modernize and upgrade…

The Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (DESCA) was formed in 2010 to foster long-term innovation among key stakeholders in the public and private sectors in Delaware and its nearby regions. The alliance accomplishes its goal by working with thought leaders in industry, government and academia to link resources in ways that can both optimize funding for R&D…

Not every innovative idea needs to forever remain in the nest where it was born. Some just demand loving care and ferocious advocacy long enough to demonstrate their worth; then someone with more resources and experience can take over their development and help them achieve full potential as valuable contributions to industrial chemistry. That’s the…