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December 13, 2011 | Beyond The Science Center

Philly Startup Leaders Announces Bob Moul as New President

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Philly Startup Leaders (PSL) proudly announces Bob Moul as its new President. Bob joins the PSL Leadership Team having recently concluded his tenure as President and CEO of Boomi. A proven veteran of building...

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December 13, 2011 | Science Center In The News

Deborah Crawford Joins University City Science Center Board of Directors

PHILADELPHIA – (December 13, 2011) – Deborah L. Crawford, Ph.D., has been elected to the Board of Directors of the University City Science Center. Crawford is the Senior Vice Provost for Research at Drexel University.   Crawford is...

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December 12, 2011 | Science Center In The News

Three Regional Universities Receive Awards to Bridge the Funding Gap

PHILADELPHIA--(December 12, 2011) – Lehigh University, Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University were each awarded $200,000 in the fourth round of the University City Science Center’s QED Proof of Concept Program, the Science...

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December 12, 2011 | Science Center In The News

Tech transfer competition awards 3 early stage life science teams $200k

Bacteria-resistant textiles for hospitals to ward off hospital-acquired infections, a diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer and a portable oxygen system were the winning technologies proposed by teams from three Pennsylvania universities...

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December 9, 2011 | Beyond The Science Center

Penn Still Reigns in Tech Transfer

The University of Pennsylvania is still the leader by far in most measures of technology-transfer activity among area research institutions and also remains one of the top schools nationally, according to a recently released survey.   Penn...

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December 9, 2011 | Science Center In The News

Philadelphia life sciences and tech incubator adds to startup office space

Belgian company Biologistics Consulting is one of the first tenants of a new office space for startups at the University City Science Center‘s Port Business Incubator.   The space that offers the necessities for any life sciences and...

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December 8, 2011 | Science Center In The News

Science Center Port Business Incubator Opens Co-Working Space

PHILADELPHIA--(December 8, 2011) – The Bullpen isn’t just for relief pitchers anymore. The University City Science Center’s Port Business Incubator has opened a new co-working office space for emerging startup companies called the Bullpen....

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December 8, 2011 | Resident & Alumni News

DreamIt Ventures graduates 14 startups on Demo Day

Yesterday afternoon, hundreds of people braved the sometimes-torrential rain to file into the bottom floor of World Cafe Life. There was no concert, instead people came to see the culminating event of 14 startups working non-stop for three...

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December 5, 2011 | Beyond The Science Center

PhillyInc: Venture capital still on the upswing

By and large, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are fonts of eternal optimism.   You can understand that because both groups firmly believe there is no problem that can't be solved. And exploiting new technology is generally the way...

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December 2, 2011 | Beyond The Science Center

New name, new investment strategy at Quaker Partners

The region’s largest life-sciences venture-capital firm has shifted its investing emphasis away from biotechnology and changed its name to reflect that.   Quaker Partners Management LP, which is one of the Philadelphia-based Independence...

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