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Mindbridge product noted

Philadelphia-based Mindbridge Software was selected as an EContent 100 company in the Intranet and Portals category. The Intranet groupware product, IntraSmart, helps organizations improve their collaboration and teamwork.

EContent is a publication for the digital content industry.

Wilmington offers iCarnegie curriculum

Wilmington College announced the availability of newly enhanced iCarnegie Software Systems Development courses and professional certifications, developed through an educational affiliation with Carnegie Mellon University. Highlights of the iCarnegie course upgrades at Wilmington College include greater curriculum-wide emphasis on software design and engineering practices, additional project development for driving practical experience, and the increased application of Web-centric technologies and development tools.

Through the iCarnegie courses, Wilmington College ensures that its students continue to keep pace with ongoing changes in technologies and software development practices found in the modern IT workplace.

VIA, Neoware team up

King of Prussia–based Neoware Systems Inc., a supplier of award-winning software, services and appliances for the thin client market, and VIA Technologies Inc, of Taiwan announced a partnership to develop future-generation thin-client appliances based on VIA’s embedded solutions.

The collaboration extends to the research and development of new PC-alternative platforms. VIA makes silicon chip technologies and PC platform products.

Miles founder noted in business magazine

Chris Miles, founder and president of Moorestown-based Miles Technologies, was recognized by NJ Biz Magazine as one of the publication’s honored 40 Under 40 leading business professionals in the State of New Jersey. With no outside capital, Miles founded Miles Technologies. Miles Technologies grew from a $50,000 business in its first year to a $3.1 million operation as of 2003.

Miles Technologies provides integration, networking and Internet services for a wide range of businesses throughout the Delaware Valley and New York Metropolitan area.

Technology authority awards three grants

The Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority awarded three grants totaling a little more than $2 million. The agency, which is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, awarded a $1.2 million grant to the Keystone Alliance to help it win some federal funding for homeland security research. The alliance consists of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. The agency also awarded a grant of $595,000 to expand the e-Business Technical Assistance Program, which is designed to increase the e-business capabilities of small businesses, and a grant of $252,506 to expand the University of Pittsburgh’s John A. Swanson Institute for Technical Excellence.

EResearchTechnology lands two contracts

EResearchTechnology Inc. said Wednesday was awarded contracts worth more than $1.4 million from two companies it didn’t identify. The Philadelphia-based firm said the contracts call for it to collect and interpret data from electrocardiograms that will be taken on participants in two early-stage clinical trials. The trials are scheduled to last 90 days.

Data-services pact signed by eRT

Philadelphia-based eResearchTechnology Inc. won a $1.2 million contract to provide centralized electrocardiographic collection and interpretation services to a company it identified only as a growing international pharmaceutical organization. ERT will collect, measure, interpret, review and distribute data relating to cardiac safety from participants in a program involving all phases of clinical trials of one of the company’s key drugs. The trials will be conducted at more than 225 sites across the country.

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