Category: Health Care

Viewpoint: Research from the Arctic Circle may save lives in Delaware

People are often surprised when I tell them that my company, Genome Profiling LLC (GenPro), which works with researchers and clinicians at Christiana Hospital and at A.I. du Pont Hospital for Children to diagnose breast cancer and cerebral palsy before they become symptomatic (thereby dramatically improving the treatment outcome), got its start after 20-plus years…

Call Amy Cowperthwait the accidental entrepreneur. Cowperthwait is a School of Nursing faculty member at the University of Delaware, and a few years ago she decided that the simulated patient training being given to medical personnel could be substantially improved. Her first step was to team up with the UD theater program to create a…

Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Middletown introduced a bill Tuesday that would levy an “impact fee” on drug makers to help cover the cost of opioid addiction in Delaware. The levy would establish a two-tier fee paid only by those opioid manufacturers whose products are of the highest strength and/or most widely dispensed in our state, based…

Highmark Health released a report this morning that says its impact on the Delaware economy has reached $135 million between direct in-area spending and such secondary spending as employee wages.  In addition, the parent of Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware says it supports just over 1,000 jobs in the state, including 592 direct employees. “Success…

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…

Visitors to Nemours, the chateau-style home in Wilmington built by industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. duPont, will likely notice the imposing stone walls that surround the sweeping estate. But the property is much more than a tourist attraction. The grounds are also home to the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Since opening in 1940,…