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CEO, chairman, Gore-Tex inventor Robert Gore, 83

Robert W. “Bob” Gore, chairman emeritus of the board of directors of W. L. Gore & Associates, Newark, died  on September 17. He was 83. Bob Gore's scientific discoveries spawned Gore-Tex Outerwear and paved the...
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Personnel file: DuPont, Habitat, Diamond State, Belfint, UD, Alfred duPont Hospital, SoDel

Delaware Business Now offers the only free access personnel file page in Delaware. Send your news items to drainey@delawarebusinessnow.com DuPont  announces medal winners DuPont announced it has named 12 scientists as recipients of the Lavoisier Medal...
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State to work with U.S. Treasury unit in sniffing out sketchy limited liability companies

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the State of Delaware announced a Memorandum of Understanding regarding overseas  limited liability companies. The agreement was reached with Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control. This MOU calls for...
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AstraZeneca pauses vaccine trials as pharma execs pledge to follow the science

The CEOs of nine pharmaceutical companies, including AstraZeneca announced a pledge, outlining a united commitment to follow the scientific process in developing a Covid-19 vaccine with Oxford University. AstraZeneca has job sites in Delaware that...
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Jobless claims continue to decline in state

Delaware has moved into the top 15 when it comes to a decline in jobless claims. The weekly report from the WalletHub financial information website listed Delaware 13th in the decline of jobless claims on...
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Study: AstraZeneca’s Farxiga sharply cuts risk of renal failure in patients with...

AstraZeneca's Farxiga demonstrated what the company called an "unprecedented reduction"  in the risk of kidney failure and cardiovascular or renal death in patients with chronic kidney disease. Farxiga is the first medicine to significantly prolong...
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Prelude Theraputics completes $50 million financing round

Wilmington-based Prelude Therapeutics, a privately-held, clinical-stage precision oncology company,  completed a $50 million Series C financing round led by Prelude’s two existing institutional investors, including OrbiMed Advisors LLC, and a new investor, Fidelity Management...
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Another chapter in the Rollins business saga comes to a close

Good afternoon, Another chapter in the colorful history of the Rollins family of serial entrepreneurs came to a close with the recent death of Atlanta business titan Randall Rollins at age 88. As his obituary noted,...
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Billionaire family entrepreneur Randall Rollins, who got his start in Delaware, dead at...

A member of the colorful  Rollins family of entrepreneurs has died.  Rollins, Inc., a  pest services company with brands that include Orkin and Western,  announced the passing of R. Randall Rollins, the company's chairman of...
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Chesapeake reports higher earnings for 2nd quarter, 1st half of 2020

Dover-based Chesapeake Utilities Corp. reported higher earnings for the first quarter and first half of 2020. The company's net income for the quarter ended June 30, was $11 million compared to $8.3 million for the...