Category: Technology

Gary Holness, Ph.D., started the Laboratory for Intelligent Perceptual Systems at Delaware State University in 2010, shortly after he joined the Department of Computer and Information Sciences as an assistant professor. The lab’s focus is on research, and its work has included the development of an autonomous wheelchair, a medical monitoring system and a robotic…

Standard Solar, Inc., in a partnership with Urban Grid, announced the completion of the final phase of a 2.1 megawatt solar project at Delaware Technical Community College. The project is one of the largest solar systems in Delaware. The system spans over multiple campus buildings across all three counties and generates more than 2,960,000 kilowatt hours…

Philadelphia’s NextFab maker space opens satellite in Wilmington

Amira Idris commutes two hours a day to NextFab’s Philadelphia lab to work on the wearable device she designed to help people with amputated limbs manage post-amputation pain. Beginning this week, Idris can zip to NextFab’s new Wilmington location in about 15 minutes. NextFab, which dubs itself a gym for innovators, today officially opened a…

The Delaware Department of Insurance has added a live chat support feature to its website so users with basic questions can connect with an insurance department specialist. “Adding chat support is a win for everyone. It provides our consumers with near instant access to our institutional knowledge and it streamlines the process of answering the…

CLAYMONT, Del. (AP) — A financial technology company plans to add 400 workers to its Delaware office by the end of next year. The News Journal of Wilmington reports (http://delonline.us/2sPrmM0 ) the San Francisco-based SoFi is embarking on the expansion of its Claymont office after purchasing Zenbanx in February. The six-year old private company offers…

ILC Dover, a material science and engineering firm, yesterday revealed its latest product: a giant, inflatable plug designed to close off tunnels to everything from flood water to chemicals. The Frederica-based company made its name designing spacesuits for NASA. But now it’s taking its expertise in powerful, flexibles materials underground. “The Resilient Tunnel Plug (RTP)…

Professor Nazneen Rahman today joined the Board of Directors and Science Committee at AstraZeneca. Rahman is head of the Divison of Genetics and Epidemiology at the Institute of Cancer Research in London. She is also the head of the cancer genetics unit at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation. Her research combines clinical and scientific knowledge to…

DuPont Experimental Station seeks new business, old talent

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times The DuPont Experimental Station this summer will start experimenting with an incubator space. The 100,000-square foot lab and office space, run by Delaware Innovation Space Inc. (DISI), seeks to attract former DuPont employees who have struck out on their own. However, “it’s not a retainment program,” said…

The Delaware Health Information Network, a health information exchange, is offering consumers a tool to gain access to their medical information shared between medical providers. “When you provide transparency, you reduce the stress people feel when making healthcare decisions,” said Randy Farmer, the network’s chief operating officer. “Our goal with this consumer-facing program is to…