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June 21, 2017 | Science Center In The News
How to take Philly's place in tech world from 'complacent' to 'buzzy' MORE
In a recent article in Philadelphia magazine, it seems writer John Marchese was trying to light a fire under Philadelphia’s leaders. Marchese investigates the progress Pittsburgh has made in developing cutting-edge technologies such as robotics and autonomous vehicles, transforming itself from a declining manufacturing town into a technology and innovation hub.
Want To Speed Biomedical Research? Do It In Dog Years
Biomedical research takes a long time… Way too long for patients anxiously waiting for treatments that can keep them alive or spare them agony. So, here is an idea. How about switching research’s typical drawn-out, excruciating timeline to dog years. Dog years?
In the conference room of a spacious loft office near 30th Street Station, Usman “Oz” Azam and Michael Christiano huddle for a meeting. They’re CEO and chief business officer, respectively, of Tmunity Therapeutics, a start-up launched to commercialize some breakthrough research out of the University of Pennsylvania — a method of reengineering a patient’s own immune system cells so they can destroy cancer tumors.
The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University has named the 50 semifinalists for the 2017 Drucker Prize.
Out of 252 applicants, here are the 50 organizations selected by first-round judges to have best met Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation—“change that creates a new dimension of performance”—and made a meaningful difference in the lives of the people they serve...
Life Creeps into Art at the Esther Klein Gallery’s Newest Exhibit
– The newest exhibition at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) follows an artist’s journey through creative experimentation and interdisciplinary collaboration. Feature Creep, a solo exhibition by Maximillian Lawrence, opens on June 22, 2017 and runs through July 22nd. An opening reception will be held at EKG, located at 3600 Market Street in Philadelphia, on Thursday, June 22nd from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Integral Molecular Announces Technology Advancement for Discovery of New Immuno-Oncology Therapeutic Targets
-Integral Molecular, a leader in membrane protein technologies, has initiated a therapeutic target discovery program in immuno-oncology by exploiting its Membrane Proteome Array technology to identify cell-surface proteins involved in regulating the ability of the human immune system to recognize and destroy cancer.
NextFab officially opens in Wilmington’s Creative District
NextFab, a collaborative makerspace network, officially has a new location in the heart of Wilmington’s Creative District, at 503 Tatnall St. Dozens of members of Delaware’s innovation community celebrated the opening at a Wednesday afternoon event.
Newest Port Company Revolutionizing Antibody Discovery Platforms
The newest company to join the Science Center’s Port business incubator is creating a way to discover new therapeutic antibodies using rabbits that express human genes. ATGC, a spin out of the University of Michigan, will occupy lab space at 3624 Market Street.
Three Phase 1 Ventures Participants Receive Science Center Funding
Three newly formed companies have received $50,000 each from the University City Science Center’s Phase 1 Ventures (P1V) program. PolyCeramX, Recensa Therapeutics and Regennera, all P1V participants, will apply the funds to a combination of technical development and commercialization activities.
This edition of the Science Center's Annual Review celebrates the wide range of scientists who make up the Science Center — including the entrepreneurs, artists and students who relentlessly pursue discovery. The desire to push beyond the status quo is what motivates all the people who are at the core of the Science Center. The thinkers, doers and entrepreneurs who are bringing to life the ideas that will revolutionize our collective future.