Chester County Briefly: September 26th

The main campus of CHOP--photo via PhillyMag.

Comcast’s founding family has gifted $25 million to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to help the medical center’s pediatric research and development initiative called The Roberts Collaborative for Genetics and Individualized Medicine. The gift came from the Chesco family including Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, wife Aileen and his mother Suzanne along with Catherine and Anthony Clifton, Lisa S. Roberts and David Seltzer.

Chemstar Corporation from Atlanta, GA, has agreed to acquire Malvern’s Sterilox, a leading manufacturer of electrolyzed water sold in supermarkets and other food service outlets, for an undisclosed sum. “Sterilox is a strategic fit with our growth platform, complementing our existing brands with a very strong portfolio in the fresh departments,“ said Dan Barney, CEO of Chemstar.

Avondale’s Qfix, the world leader in radiotherapy patient positioning devices, has launched the Symphony Patient Transport System which can safely transfer patients through imaging and radiation therapy without the need to constantly reposition them. “The Symphony provides a simple way to safely increase workflow efficiencies and throughput, enabling centers to treat more patients during typical treatment hours,” said Dan Coppens, Qfix’s CEO and Chief Technology Officer.


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