Category: Innovation Delaware

Metrohm AG from Herisau, Switzerland has acquired B&W Tek’s Spectroscopy Solution Business based in Newark. “We are pleased to strengthen our product portfolio in spectroscopy by the acquisition of B&W Tek’s R&D, production and sales organizations,” said Dr. Christoph Fässler, CEO and president of Metrohm AG. The field of spectroscopy looks at how matter and…

The Science, Technology and Research Institute of Delaware (STRIDE) has announced a new board of directors elected July 19 at its annual members meeting. The current board includes: Dr Seetha Coleman-Kammula James Dinnage Dr Donald Durandetta Dr Debora Flanagan Massouda Dr Julius Korley Charles Krukiel Dr Esq.Charles Riordan Kurt Foreman The members comes from a…

As Tower Hill School began preparing to celebrate its centennial in 2019, Head of School Bessie Speers offered teachers a chance to translate their passions into special programming that would enhance and complement the experiences high school students encounter throughout the year. They developed the “Tower Term,” an interdisciplinary weeklong opportunity that will be offered…

Educators have known about summer learning loss for years, but Catherine Lindroth, part of a new generation of Delaware education visionaries, developed a way to do something about it. She founded The Summer Learning Collaborative, a nonprofit funded by local foundations and businesses that develops and provides educational programming to enhance the traditional summer camp…

For years, educators have stressed the importance of earning a college degree, but a big buzzword in many academic circles today is “certificates,” which use a laser-like focus to acquire new skills. Wilmington University offers about 80 different certificate programs. The university’s certificate programs are extremely subject-specific, resulting in highly specialized professionals who are qualified…

For a small state, Delaware has big bragging rights when it comes to health care innovation. It is the home of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, whose Nemours Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders offers nationally renowned pediatric oncology and hematology care. Then, there’s Christiana Care Health System and its cutting-edge research, especially at…

Newark-based TheraV makes the Elix, a non-prescription device that uses vibration to combat neuropathic pain. Founder Amira Idris received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in 2015 and her master’s in entrepreneurship and design through UD’s Horn Entrepreneurship program in 2016. Q: How did you spot the need for the device? Amira Idris:…

In 1916, Dr. James Beebe Sr. and Dr. Richard Beebe opened the three-bed Beebe Hospital on property that their father owned in Lewes. The brothers, both graduates of Jefferson Medical College, wanted to bring modern medicine to an under served area. Today, Beebe Healthcare remains rooted in Lewes with the 210-licensed-bed hospital. However, it also…

With more than 25 years of combined experience in the oncology-specialty home care sector, Meg Maley and Jill Teixeira, both oncology nurses and University of Delaware graduates, realized that patients and their families needed tools to help them cope with stress. The nurses had previously worked with Jon Brilliant, a founder of WellDoc and a…

Siemens Healthineers’ portfolio includes diagnostic imaging, laboratory diagnostics and advanced therapies, such as mobile C-arms and hybrid operating rooms. The division is part of Siemens, an international company based in Germany. With roots that date back to DuPont, Siemens’ 123-acre Glasgow site houses reagent manufacturing, global engineering and assay development, training, sales and marketing, IT…