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June 21, 2017 | Science Center In The News

How to take Philly's place in tech world from 'complacent' to 'buzzy' MORE

In a recent article in Philadelphia magazine, it seems writer John Marchese was trying to light a fire under Philadelphia’s leaders. Marchese investigates the progress Pittsburgh has made in developing cutting-edge technologies such as robotics and autonomous vehicles, transforming itself from a declining manufacturing town into a technology and innovation hub.

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June 19, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

Want To Speed Biomedical Research? Do It In Dog Years

Biomedical research takes a long time… Way too long for patients anxiously waiting for treatments that can keep them alive or spare them agony. So, here is an idea. How about switching research’s typical drawn-out, excruciating timeline to dog years. Dog years?

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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 16, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Announcing: 2017 Drucker Prize Semifinalists

The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University has named the 50 semifinalists for the 2017 Drucker Prize. Out of 252 applicants, here are the 50 organizations selected by first-round judges to have best met Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation—“change that creates a new dimension of performance”—and made a meaningful difference in the lives of the people they serve...

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June 15, 2017 | Press Releases

Life Creeps into Art at the Esther Klein Gallery’s Newest Exhibit

– The newest exhibition at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) follows an artist’s journey through creative experimentation and interdisciplinary collaboration. Feature Creep, a solo exhibition by Maximillian Lawrence, opens on June 22, 2017 and runs through July 22nd. An opening reception will be held at EKG, located at 3600 Market Street in Philadelphia, on Thursday, June 22nd from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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June 15, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

Integral Molecular Announces Technology Advancement for Discovery of New Immuno-Oncology Therapeutic Targets

-Integral Molecular, a leader in membrane protein technologies, has initiated a therapeutic target discovery program in immuno-oncology by exploiting its Membrane Proteome Array technology to identify cell-surface proteins involved in regulating the ability of the human immune system to recognize and destroy cancer.

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June 15, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

NextFab officially opens in Wilmington’s Creative District

NextFab, a collaborative makerspace network, officially has a new location in the heart of Wilmington’s Creative District, at 503 Tatnall St. Dozens of members of Delaware’s innovation community celebrated the opening at a Wednesday afternoon event.

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June 14, 2017 | Press Releases

Newest Port Company Revolutionizing Antibody Discovery Platforms

The newest company to join the Science Center’s Port business incubator is creating a way to discover new therapeutic antibodies using rabbits that express human genes. ATGC, a spin out of the University of Michigan, will occupy lab space at 3624 Market Street.

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June 13, 2017 | Press Releases

Three Phase 1 Ventures Participants Receive Science Center Funding

Three newly formed companies have received $50,000 each from the University City Science Center’s Phase 1 Ventures (P1V) program. PolyCeramX, Recensa Therapeutics and Regennera, all P1V participants, will apply the funds to a combination of technical development and commercialization activities.

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June 9, 2017 | Publications

2017 Annual Review

This edition of the Science Center's Annual Review celebrates the wide range of scientists who make up the Science Center — including the entrepreneurs, artists and students who relentlessly pursue discovery. The desire to push beyond the status quo is what motivates all the people who are at the core of the Science Center. The thinkers, doers and entrepreneurs who are bringing to life the ideas that will revolutionize our collective future.

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