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June 17, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Welcome to Cellacon Valley?

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.

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June 2, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

PHL Life Sciences Video and Upcoming Conventions Highlight Philadelphia as a Leading Life Sciences Destination

The City of Philadelphia has hosting major meetings and conventions down to a science; and PHL Life Sciences, a business development division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), has continued to position Philadelphia as a leading life sciences meeting destination, to the tune of $295 million in economic impact in 2016 alone. What better way to showcase Philadelphia’s commitment to Life Sciences than PHL Life Sciences’ latest promo video.

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May 9, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Here are the nominees for PACT’s 2017 Enterprise Awards

We are only two weeks away from the region’s most prestigious awards event for the technology and healthcare communities, the twenty-fourth annual Enterprise Awards. We hope you and your team will join us on Thursday, May 18 from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. But don’t take my word for it. Bob Moul, CEO of Cloudamize, has said, “If you only make it to one of these big business events a year, the Enterprise Awards is definitely the one to attend.”

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May 8, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Philadelphia startup expanding event series to 6 U.S. cities

Tiffanie Stanard wants to talk. The founder of Stimulus, a startup aimed at making it easier for small-to medium-sized organizations to find sponsorships and funding, plans to spark a six-city virtual conversation on May 15th as part of her efforts to spur leaders in the startup and small-business space across the U.S. to share experiences and opportunities.

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May 5, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

What does a Philly success look like?

Echoes of Snap, Inc.’s successful IPO were heard in tech ecosystems across the country. In a sprawling, vivid account, the New York Times described L.A. real estate tigers salivating at the thought of a sudden onslaught of millionaires. Likely, the hawkers say, newly-minted millionaires will rush to snap up costly homes near sunny Venice, where the company is headquartered.

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May 1, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Philadelphia’s life science warriors

The life science industry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has historically cycled through peaks and troughs as the fortunes of Big Pharma wax and wane. It has been shaped, largely, by external forces.

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April 20, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

UBS Launches Pilot Program to Support Employment of Individuals with Autism

UBS today announced the launch of a pilot program that aims to provide employment opportunities to adults with autism. The program, formed in collaboration with The Precisionists, an organization that creates jobs for individuals across a broad range of disabilities, will begin in the Compliance and Operational Risk Control division of UBS in Nashville, TN. UBS is the first organization to partner with The Precisionists in Nashville.

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March 31, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Artists Pitch Ideas For Beautifying Part Of West Philly

The West Philadelphia community is getting to help decide what public artwork they want to see displayed in the coming months.

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March 14, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Association of University Research Parks Names Experienced International Research Park Executive Carol Stewart as CEO

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) announced today that Carol Stewart has been appointed as its Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Stewart is an experienced research park leader with a more than 25-year career serving the academic/not-for-profit sector, as well as the high-tech industry in Waterloo region located in Ontario, Canada.

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March 2, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center


To advocate for continued public support for, as well as transparency and non-partisanship in scientific research, the March for Science will be held on Earth Day, April 22. The event will take place in Washington D.C. along with hundreds of cities worldwide hosting satellite marches. Philadelphia will join these cities on April 22 and showcase the region's breadth of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) community.

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