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

September 4, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Startup SocialLadder's new deal with Ticketmaster division is a 'big win'

Philadelphia tech startup SocialLadder is moving up another rung, announcing Monday the company, which connects live event promoters with more than 150,000 brand ambassadors to drive ticket sales, landed a major deal with a division of Live Nation’s Ticketmaster.

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August 28, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

A New Way to Detect Breast Cancer

For poorer people in India and many other countries, a computer engineer has found a way to detect breast cancer without radiation.

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August 2, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Game devs: Learn how to make $$$ on Red Queen Gaming’s marketplace

Red Queen Gaming, makers of a platform for digital tools that help gamers and videogame developers, want more devs to make tools on their marketplace — and make some moolah in the process.

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July 31, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Science Exchange Collaborates with AUM BioTech to Fast-Track Global Drug Discovery by Offering Self-Delivering RNA Silencing FANA ASO Technology for Genetic Research

Science Exchange, the leading marketplace for outsourced R&D™, announces a collaboration with AUM BioTech, an emerging Philadelphia-based startup, to advance genetic research and significantly cut short drug discovery and development time. Science Exchange will now offer AUM BioTech’s self-delivering, next-generation RNA silencing products and alternatives to conventional CRISPR, siRNA and shRNA approaches.

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June 13, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Meet the Disruptors: Lia Diagnostics

In a now decade-and-a-half old episode of Friends, Phoebe finds a positive pregnancy test in the bathroom trash and assumes it belongs to friend Monica, who just so happens to be getting married that day. Phoebe quickly spreads the news, and Monica’s soon-to-be-husband Chandler catches wind. He flees with a case of cold feet, but returns just in time to marry Monica, having come to terms with and even grown excited about being a father.

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June 5, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Philly startup HeavyWater gets acquired by Florida-based Black Knight

A publicly-traded data analytics company in Jacksonville, Fla., saw value in a Philly startup called HeavyWater — makers of an artificial intelligence platform aimed at mortgage processing. Mortgage services firm Black Knight announced Monday it acquired University City’s HeavyWater, which has a team of 14 based out of the Innovation Center @3401.

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June 4, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Meet AIVA: Black Knight buys Philly artificial-intelligence start-up

Black Knight Inc., a Jacksonville-based firm with a $1 billion in annual sales analyzing mortgages for large banks, says it has agreed to purchase HeavyWater, a University City Science Center-based, two-year-old firm that is developing AIVA (“Ava,”) an “artificial intelligence and machine learning” mortgage lending system to speed loan approvals, from founder Soofi Safavi.

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June 1, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Integral Molecular Celebrates Epitope Mapping Milestone of 1,000 Epitopes

Integral Molecular, the industry leader in the discovery and characterization of antibodies against membrane proteins, celebrates a milestone of mapping 1,000 epitopes for customers, collaborators, and the NIH.

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May 31, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Integral Molecular’s MPS Antibody Discovery Platform Yields Therapeutic Assets for Oncology and Metabolic Syndrome

Integral Molecular, the industry leader in membrane protein antibody discovery, announces the development of antibody assets targeting membrane proteins important in oncology (Claudin 6) and metabolic syndrome (GLUT4 and CB1). These therapeutic assets are among the first released in a pipeline of antibodies being isolated with the MPS Discovery Engine®, which is tailored for the discovery of rare, functional antibodies against complex membrane protein targets.

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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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