Category: Technology

In My Own Words: Rising from the ashes

A Middletown marketing agency was left in ruins by a cyber-attack that left more questions than answers Travis Rothstein’s Middletown-based ConnecTheDot marketing agency was cyber-attacked last fall. Before the attack, the company had $10 million in annual billings, 120 relationship-based clients (and thousands more online), and 23 employees across the country. Rothstein ran a company with…

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Delaware has helped shut down two websites with Wilmington addresses that were illegally selling prescription drugs and controlled substances. The websites, Drug Mart Pharmacy and Bluerays Pharmacy, had not obtained a necessary license from Delaware Division of Professional Regulation. In addition. the sites sold illegal drugs such as ecstasy…

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…

Delaware assembles high-tech economy, one startup at a time

Delaware’s aspirations for its high-tech economy are crystallized in people like Yushan Yan. He’s an entrepreneur and University of Delaware professor who is trying to solve a problem with hydrogen fuel cells. Yan and his seven-member team aren’t tweaking the effectiveness of the cells. They’re tackling something far more important: their price. The current generation of…

State’s biotech sector needs more lab space, talent and money

Delaware has a lot to celebrate when it comes to the burgeoning biotechnology sector. In the pages ahead, you’ll read about an expansion at the Delaware Innovation Space that will accommodate more small, innovative firms, and a partnership between a local startup and a larger company that has the potential to realign the global market…

Zip Code Wilmington, the nonprofit coding boot camp, has announced the selection of Desa Burton, Esq. as the new executive director. She will succeed Melanie Augustin, the executive director since 2016. A former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander and intellectual property attorney, Burton will be responsible for executing Zip Code Wilmington’s strategic and operational plans. “Desa…

Gov. John Carney has launched a new and improved version of the One Stop online portal for businesses seeking documentation and reporting requirements. Delaware One Stop, available at onestop.delaware.gov, is a centralized platform for businesses that launched in 2005. It is designed to help business at any stage apply for a business license, make required…

Bioscience startups need support beyond the incubator stage

Over the past five years, the bioscience industry in Delaware has undergone significant changes that were both negative and positive. Earlier this decade we lost about 12% of our jobs due to business decisions by DuPont and Astra Zeneca to transfer research and development centers to other states. Jobs in the bioscience sector paid on…