Category: Manufacturing

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 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 venture,…

‘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…

DuPont on Oct. 3 announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Memcor business of Evoqua Water Technologies Corp, which employs ultrafiltration and membrane biofiltration technologies. “Our strategic intent for the Water Solutions business is to have a robust portfolio of technologies so that our talented global organization can leverage a broad range…

DuPont Electronics & Imaging (E&I) has signed an agreement to sell its Compound Semiconductor Solutions (CSS) business, which makes materials for electric motors. The $450 million sale to SK Siltron, based in South Korea, is expected to close by the end of 2019, subject to customary regulatory approvals for closing. The transaction follows a series…

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has officially spun off from DuPont into an independent global operations management consulting firm. The new company will offer clients solutions to protect their employees and assets, improve the effectiveness of their operations, innovate more rapidly and advance the capabilities of their workforce. DSS currently employs more than 900 experienced operations…