Category: Manufacturing

W7Energy has been named the winner of the first University of Delaware FastPass Award. This award grants W7Energy an equity free start-up package, including operational and financial support valued at $50,000, and is provided by the Delaware Innovation Space. W7Energy, a start-up company founded by University of Delaware Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering professor Yushan Yan,…

Air Liquide and its U.S. subsidiary, Airgas, on Wednesday inaugurated the Advanced Fabrication Center (AFC) at the Air Liquide Delaware Innovation Campus ​in Newark. The AFC helps industrial customers adopt new manufacturing technologies and production processes. “Air Liquide is devoted to innovation through application-focused research development and technological solutions. said Michael Graff​, chairman & CEO…

Incyte today announced the appointment of Dr. Dashyant Dhanak, Ph.D. as executive vice president and chief scientific officer, effective December 10, 2018. Dhanak will succeed Dr. Reid Huber, who has been at Incyte since 2002 and is leaving the company to pursue opportunities in the early-stage life sciences community. “Reid’s contributions to Incyte have been…

Delaware Innovation Space embraces smaller startups

By Dan Linehan  Special to Delaware Business Times Like the emerging companies it cultivates, the Delaware Innovation Space has a growth timeline of its own. It started in March 2017 as an incubator guiding fledgling companies through their earliest stages. Like an egg incubator that controls heat and humidity to create an optimal environment to…

The opening of two new labs at Adesis’ New Castle headquarters is intended to catalyze the company’s expansion into the large-scale manufacturing of specialty chemicals. The labs comprise about 6,000 square feet, but their capacity is limited to where the chemistry happens: In the 32 fume hoods that line the walls. Each fume hood, a…

The steady rise of Prelude Therapeutics

By Dan Linehan Special to Delaware Business Times It’s natural to draw parallels between Kris Vaddi’s time discovering drugs at Incyte, where he spent 14 years, and his latest startup venture, Prelude Therapeutics. But there are many differences. At Incyte, Vaddi joined a thriving public company with hundreds of millions in cash and investments when…

The U.S. Small Business Administration had awarded $268,096 in grants to the Delaware Department of State to assist small companies in developing overseas markets. The STEP Grant program seeks to increase the number of U.S. small businesses that export and increase the value of those exports. Delaware will match the SBA grant with $89,365, bringing…

The Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (DESCA) last week joined forces with the University of Delaware’s Colburn Club to present Innovation Night. This TedX-style event sought to bring the world of corporate innovation into the university campus. Innovation Night brought together over 130 graduate students from throughout the University of Delaware with innovators and business developers…