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GooseView Technologies Receives FAA Approval to Operate Drones
GooseView Technologies, a local drone operation startup which has high hopes of capturing this emerging technology for business use, has recently received an FAA’s Section 333 Waiver which gives it the right to commercially operate drones in the United States.
Michael Mogavero founded GooseView Technologies around drones as he considers them a cutting edge technology capable of performing new functions or current functions more safely, efficiently, and more cheaply. His next step is to find enough clients to prove that a drone operation can be a legitimate business.
At present, GooseView operates primarily in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland and has agreements in place to expand its operations into other areas of the country.
Drones “are the intersection of robotics, computers, cameras, sensors,” said Mogavero. “Think about a smart phone mounted to a flying robot, controlled by a computer.”
The Brandywine Health Foundation is organizing a Teen Information Night including free Pizza on September 21st with the goal of introducing teens to the Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program.
The program is designed for the youth in the Coatesville Area School District who are interested, to engage and get involved in the community as way for them to learn the benefits of giving back.
The information night will take place at the Brandywine Health Foundation offices located at 50 South First Avenue, Coatesville from 5 to 7 pm. Teens aged between 14 and 18 are invited and any interested parents are welcomed to attend as well. To reserve a spot please call Renée Fairconeture at 610-380-9080 x 107.
Teens who are interested to apply for the program must live in the Coatesville area school district, and can be enrolled in public, private, parochial, charter, cyber or home school. The deadline for applications, which can be downloaded or accessed online, is September 22nd.
West Pharmaceutical and HealthPrize Announce Progress on their Combined Self-Injection Technology Project
West Pharmaceutical Services and HealthPrize Technologies have completed the first two phases of their four-stage strategic collaboration.
The two health leaders are working to integrate West’s self injection drug delivery systems with HealthPrize’s ‘Software as a Service medication’ adherence and patient-engagement platform. Phases 1 and 2 allow patients to self report after injection and transfer the information via a secure cloud environment while bar codes keep track of the details of their medication including expiry date and dosage.
The final phases will take this a step further and fully integrate the system using onboard monitoring and wireless connectivity and allow Pharmaceutical companies to gather data on how their products are used.
“The more sophisticated the HealthPrize technology becomes” said Chris Evans, Vice President of Research & Innovation, West Pharmaceutical Services, “the more it can deliver better data that can inform the way we design patient-friendly, intuitive drug delivery systems.”
Katie LaDow Joins Lamb McErlane PC as an Associate
West Chaster based Lamb McErlane PC, the full service regional law firm, has announced that Katie E. LaDow has joined the firm as an associate in the litigation practice.
Prior to joining Lamb McErlane in her new role, LaDow served as a summer law clerk at Lamb McErlane as well as a law clerk with the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. Katie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and her J.D. from Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law.
“Katie is a welcome addition to the firm,” said Lamb McErlane PC managing partner Joel L. Frank. “She will be an important part of our busy litigation practice.”