Latest news from the Science Center, the companies we support and the innovation ecosystem.

May 16, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

Finland Meets Philly

Mention to anyone while traveling that you live in Philly, and it’s only a matter of time before you are asked about cheesesteaks, Rocky, Will Smith or something of the sort. While Philadelphia is a town of neighborhoods, each with their own local flavor, it’s worth noting and reminding folks that the first UNESCO World Heritage City in the U.S. has a lot to offer on the global stage.

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May 14, 2019 | Resident & Alumni News

Collaborative Makerspace Network NextFab is Celebrating Ten Years of Business in Philadelphia

Collaborative Philadelphia-based workspace NextFab isn’t just made up of one location, but is actually a regional network of makerspaces and business incubators, where artisans, hardware entrepreneurs, and makers can feel free to come in and work on their latest projects

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May 14, 2019 | Resident & Alumni News

Business for Good: iBreastExam

When computer engineer Mihir Shah was about to get married in 2007, the joyful occasion was overshadowed by a shock: His mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer, had to undergo chemotherapy, and attended the wedding covering her head with a wig. The experience motivated 41-year-old Shah to research breast cancer treatments, and he was surprised to realize that the survival rates of women with breast cancer largely depend on one factor: where they live.

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May 9, 2019 | Beyond The Science Center

Don't miss this innovation in cancer treatment conference in Philadelphia

The MedCity CONVERGE conference at the University City Science Center June 19 in Philadelphia will be the scene of a dynamic series of conversations around cancer treatment, precision medicine, value-based care and investment trends. It will spotlight industry experts, presentations from innovative startups and collaborations.

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May 9, 2019 | Science Center In The News

3 ways to support women in STEM, according to 5 amazing women at #PTW19

Often the minority in their workspaces, women in STEM sometimes find themselves having to forge a new path. “Representing the Underrepresented: Women in STEM Breakfast & Discussion” was organized by the companies at 3675 Market Street on Wednesday, part of Philly Tech Week, to have a discussion on the experience of women working in STEM fields.

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May 6, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Why working with the University City Science Center was a game changes for 4 Philly startups

The concept of the startup may feel like a modern one, but pioneers in science and technology have been paving the path for innovation since long before the dotcom era.

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May 2, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

3675 Market Street FAQs

There’s a lot happening at 3675. That’s great news for all of us, but there are many partners, people, spaces and missions that can be difficult to keep straight. Here’s a guide to untangling the web.

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April 30, 2019 | Science Center In The News

5 Delaware biotech startups to watch

To round out Growing Industries month at, which in Delaware has focused on biotechnology, we’re shining a light on five biotech startups you might not be familiar with with founders who’ve attended University of Delaware.

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April 18, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

Beyond Microscopes and Test Tubes

John McCann, a research associate with CHOP’s Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine and a member of the iSTEM team at CHOP, volunteered by partnering with the Science Center’s FirstHand program to get the students thinking early on about their own career development. CHOP, a supporter of FirstHand through the Science Center’s Ignite Innovation campaign, shares FirstHand’s goal of providing the West Philadelphia community with STEM training and career exposure during the formative middle school and high school years.

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April 16, 2019 | Resident & Alumni News

Integral Molecular Doubles Antibody Characterization Capacity Within Philadelphia's Science Center

Integral Molecular, the industry leader in membrane protein solutions, today announced the expansion of its two proprietary antibody characterization platforms, Shotgun Mutagenesis Epitope Mapping and the Membrane Proteome Array (MPA). Integral Molecular recently acquired office and laboratory space, which enabled the company to double its antibody characterization capabilities.

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