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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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January 20, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

STAR Tower ready to rise in Newark

There has been no formal announcement or groundbreaking ceremony. But a long-planned, 10-story office tower is just weeks away from rising at University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus off South College Avenue.

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January 19, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Schmear It Founder Gives Guidance to Other Potential Startups

Schmear It, a local eatery, tries to spread more than just cream cheese across Philadelphia. Dave Fine, founder and “chief schmear officer” of Schmear It, wanted to create food devoted to a local cause. It started in August 2013. With his first and only eBay purchase, he bought what is now the orange Bagel Mobile, which he transformed into a food truck.

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January 16, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Who’s responsible for bringing people to Philly? PHLCVB, Visit Philly, & Many More

Last week I wrote about how awesome it is to live, work, and start a business in Philly. Over the course of my travels for business and leisure I’ve spent a lot of time trying to convince people and businesses to come to Philly. These efforts have led me to come in contact with many of the people and organizations that help bring people to Philly.

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January 4, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Life Sciences Yields $24.6B for Greater Philadelphia

The Greater Philadelphia Region (GPR) is positioned to lead the next stage of disruption within the spectrum of Life Sciences disciplines, thanks to its world-renowned research institutions, top biomedical programs, and a healthy ecosystem of small and large enterprises and investment activity, a new study shows.

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January 3, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Main Line biopharm firm gets a boost from the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has granted Orphan Drug Designation to an experimental therapy Marinus Pharmaceuticals is developing to treat Fragile X Syndrome.

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January 3, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Forbes new '30 under 30' class includes 12 Philadelphia entrepreneurs

A dozen young Philadelphians are among some of the most crucial change-makers and innovators in the nation, joining the likes of Olympian Simone Biles and reality TV star Kylie Jenner on the Forbes 2017 30 under 30 Class that was announced Tuesday morning.

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December 19, 2016 | Beyond The Science Center

U.S. Secretary Of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Institute Joining Manufacturing Usa Network

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced today an award of $70 million to the new National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) , the eleventh institute in the Manufacturing USA network. This is the first institute with a focus area proposed by industry and the first funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).

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