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

April 26, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

CIC Philadelphia Welcomes General Manager, Ravid Butz

CIC Philadelphia is excited to welcome new General Manager, Ravid Butz. Ravid brings over 20 years in business management to CIC Philadelphia, which is slated to open this fall at 3675 Market Street in uCity Square.

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February 5, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

A Surgical Robot with Big Ambitions

Robots in the operating room are on the rise. Led by the Da Vinci surgical robot, these machines improve surgeons’ dexterity in such intricate tasks as separating tumors from the voice box or removing the prostate. But Mohammad Abedin-Nasab, a professor of biomedical engineering at Rowan University, is working on a different kind of surgery. His robot, called Robossis, could help surgeons perform the tricky operation of realigning a broken femur, the bone between the knee and the hip.

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January 19, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Animal Testing That Is Kind, Not Cruel

Imagine: animal testing that is as good for animals as it is for humans. Most of us know that medical animal testing goes on, and we accept it as the bleak price we pay for the medical miracles that will hopefully save our parents, our children, ourselves, when a terrible disease takes hold.

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January 8, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Group K Diagnostics Wins Mid Atlantic Bio Angels’ “Best of the Best” at 1st Pitch Life Science Competition

Mid-Atlantic Bio Angels (MABA) announces today that Group K Diagnostics (Group K), a Philadelphia-based diagnostics company developing a multi-test modular point of care diagnostic platform, was named “Best of the Best” at MABA's 1st Pitch Life Science event held on December 13, 2017 at the Alexandria Center in New York.

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December 21, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News


When Benjamin Lewis was in veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania, he worked both in vets’ offices caring for sick animals, and in research labs where healthy animals were injected with diseases for drug testing. In the same day, Lewis might see a dog suffering naturally from the same disease that he had seen injected into a healthy animal in the name of medical research a few hours before.

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December 5, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

Philly company launches the ‘OpenTable’ of clinical trials

Billing itself as “the OpenTable of clinical trials,” a Philadelphia startup has launched PatientWing, an online network that gives patients, caregivers, physicians, trial sponsors and research sites a streamlined way to connect.

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December 4, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

First flushable pregnancy test gets pre-market approval from FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted pre-market approval for Lia Diagnostics’ home pregnancy test last month. It marks the first pregnancy test made of a biodegradeable paper that can be flushed down a toilet. The pre-market approval process is granted to Class 3 medical devices submitted for scientific and regulatory review to evaluate safety and effectiveness.

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November 29, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

Bone Deep: A Philly company seeks to revolutionize the bone graft

Orthopedic bone graft surgery involves the use of rods, plates, pins, putty, wires, screws and external fixation devices. For patients, these procedures — of which over 600,000 are done annually in the U.S. — pose surgical risks and often require extended hospitalization, immobilization and physical therapy.

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November 28, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

Philadelphia’s Character Lab builds better students, and better people

We all know that it’s essential to build “character” in our children, but what exactly does that mean? Philadelphia’s Character Lab, a nonprofit, early-stage tech company, is tackling that question by advancing the science and practice of character development in schools.

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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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