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

October 13, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Leading Cancer Research Organizations to Host International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Philadelphia, Oct. 26-30

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) will host their annual International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics Oct. 26-30 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia (1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107).

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September 28, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Adult Science Fair

We are pleased to announce..The Adult Science Fair! The Adult Science Fair is a juried, one-day competition of innovative concepts pertinent to the theme “Urban Sustainability”, with sound scientific or technical basis, positive social-impact, and viability. Sojourn Philly is partnering with NextFab and University City Science Center.

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September 14, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

36 Intriguing Delawareans • Ernie Dianastasis

Founder Ernie Dianastasis plans to create 10,000 jobs by 2025 for the disabled with a concept that has roots in Denmark, infancy in Delaware and potential across the country.

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July 5, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Philly Now a Top 5 City for Life Sciences, Study Says

Professional services and research firm JLL recently released its annual Life Sciences Outlook report, which scores 15 metropolitan areas across the country and Canada on life sciences workforce statistics, funding availability, and other factors.

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June 29, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

What’s Militia Hill Ventures’ take on biotech, cancer therapy investment? (Q&A)

Jane Holmes Hollingsworth is a Philadelphia-based serial healthcare entrepreneur with a couple of successful exits under her belt. Teva Pharmaceuticals snapped up migraine pain patch business NuPathe for $114 million and drug developer Auxilium was sold to Endo Pharmaceuticals in a deal valued at $2.6 billion. Since then she has shifted her focus to biotech investment as cofounder and managing partner of Militia Hill Ventures with Joan Lau. Together they hope to create a self-sustaining entrepreneurial ecosystem in the City of Brotherly Love.

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June 23, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

For Ryan Howard, It’s VC Spring Training

Former Phillies slugger Ryan Howard really sees a future for himself among entrepreneurs. Last month, we learned that the former National League MVP and World Series champion is officially a partner at SeventySix Capital. Thursday evening, he sat down for the first time before the public as a VC with fellow SeventySix Capital partner Wayne Kimmel and Villanova Law’s Moorad Center for Sports Law director Andrew Brandt.

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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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