Category: Manufacturing

New York-based biopharm co. to move to Del.

WILMINGTON – A small New York-based biopharmaceutical maker is planning to move its operations to Delaware this spring, according to a federal filing. Biospecifics Technologies Corp., which is currently based in Long Island, New York, filed an 8-K form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 6 notifying authorities that it planned to…

NIIMBL funding limit lifted by Congress

NEWARK – The federal funding limit for the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) was eliminated through legislation approved by Congress in December. NIIMBL, which brings together federal, university and industry partners to advance research into the medicines made of cells, is headquartered at the University of Delaware’s STAR Campus in Newark. It…

Mayo Clinic, W.L. Gore announce stem cell venture

NEWARK — W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. and Mayo Clinic have formed a joint venture that will seek to create a product that utilizes stem cells to treat a painful condition connected to Crohn’s disease. If successful, it could lead to other implantable cell therapies to treat other debilitating conditions with no cure. The for-profit…

‘Next gen’ 5-story distribution center planned for Boxwood

NEWPORT – When Dermody Properties breaks ground on its LogistiCenter at I-95 Wilmington distribution center, it will be a first-of-its-kind multistory facility for Delaware. Planning documents submitted to New Castle County show that the proposed 3.8 million-square-foot structure is a five-story facility, featuring 69 loading docks, nearly 2,000 parking spaces for employees and nearly 1,000 spaces…

Mega-developer buys into Boxwood project

NEWPORT – A large national developer announced plans Friday, Nov. 8, to buy about 88 acres of the former General Motors Boxwood site, invigorating the property’s redevelopment plan. The fate of the 142-acre site at 801 Boxwood Road has been on the minds of many Wilmingtonians for the past two years after Harvey Hanna &…

DuPont wins ‘Oscars of Innovation’ for pair of recent product rollouts

WILMINGTON – Two of DuPont’s recent products were named among the 100 best new scientific advancements and innovations of the past year, earning so-called “Oscars of Innovation.” The Wilmington-based specialty products company was named to the prestigious R&D 100 Awards list, sponsored by R&D World magazine for the past 56 years. “Congratulations to the DuPont…

WILMINGTON – Prelude Therapeutics announced Monday, Oct. 28, that it will expand in Delaware, adding up to 49 biotech positions by 2022 and investing $5 million in expanded lab and office space in the Wilmington area. Prelude, a privately held, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, conducts research focused on key drivers of cancer cell growth, survival, and…

W.L. Gore marks half century of groundbreaking material 

NEWARK — Every home in America likely has some form of the landmark expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, better known by its initials ePTFE, produced by W.L. Gore & Associates in it, but the multiuse material was born out of a fluke 50 years ago this month.  It was on Oct. 28, 1969, that Bob Gore, son of…

DuPont Advanced Printing will display its newest ink offerings for the growing digital textile market segment at Printing United 2019 on October 23-25 in Dallas, Texas. “We are excited to launch our new pigment ink. Our customers are asking for the brightest, richest colors and we are delivering that with P2700,” said Jeff Hansen, DuPont’s…