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Latest news from the Science Center, our resident companies and the innovation ecosystem.

November 22, 2017 | Science Center In The News

UC 2.0: Development in University City is transforming West Philadelphia

When University City District was established 20 years ago, the West Philadelphia neighborhood was a much different version of itself. Like many parts of Philadelphia, it had suffered from urban decay and blight over the years as the city’s manufacturing base dwindled and residents fled for the suburbs.

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November 16, 2017 | Flying Slippers Blog

Humans of the Science Center: Lynette Moore, Manager Development & Stewardship

When she’s not busy fundraising for the Science Center, Lynette Moore can be found with a power tool or paintbrush in hand, giving new life to old furniture. A native of Seattle, the Washington State alum moved to Philadelphia six years ago, and has called it home ever since (hear that, Amazon??).

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November 16, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

Invisible Sentinel further empowers brewing quality with launch of innovative real-time PCR assay, brewPRO

Invisible Sentinel Inc., a Philadelphia-based global molecular solutions company announces commercialization of its real-time PCR platform, Veripro™, and the first assay available on the platform, brewPRO™ for the detection of Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. brewPRO is a comprehensive, risk management detection system for beer spoiling Lactobacillus and Pediococcus.

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November 10, 2017 | Publications

The State of University City 2018

The State of University City 2018.

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November 9, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

UE LifeSciences partners with GE Healthcare’s accelerator five.eight

UE LifeSciences Inc., a USA-India based med-tech startup today announced a pivotal distribution partnership with GE Healthcare to commercialize iBreastExam (iBE) in 25+ countries across South Asia, South-East Asia and Africa.

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November 9, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Channeling da Vinci, the Science Center investigates the art of science

In the Renaissance spirit of Leonardo da Vinci, the University City Science Center has embarked on a new, interdisciplinary collaboration between art and science. Angela McQuillan, curator at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery, notes that these two spheres “have not always been as separate as we experience them in our society today.”

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November 8, 2017 | Press Releases

These Three Startups are Simplifying and Streamlining Healthcare

Three companies aiming to simplify and streamline healthcare fields have set up shop at the Science Center’s Port business incubator. ChromaTan, InnaMed and Group K Diagnostics are all occupying lab space at 3624 Market Street.

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November 2, 2017 | Flying Slippers Blog

HeavyWater: A Collaboration Between Artificial & Human Intelligence

Picture an army of Alexa’s processing massive amounts of data so humans can get back to doing human work. That’s the vision of HeavyWater, a startup that is harnessing artificial intelligence to create an alternative workforce that liberates human beings from handling mundane business processes.

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October 30, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Delaware companies find value in autistic workers

More and more Delaware companies are seeking out people with autism because they're finding they have qualities — particularly their attention to detail and fierce loyalty — that make them high performing employees.

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October 25, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Thanks to $500K, these nonprofits are teaming up to launch a Global Startup Accelerator

Two Philly nonprofits just got some serious cash to support local startups. Immigrant resource nonprofit Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and University City tech hub Science Center just won half a million dollars to launch Global Startup Accelerator, a forthcoming initiative for Philly companies looking to scale internationally.

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