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

March 21, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

Philadelphia Amplified: A Recap of our Time at SXSW

SXSW is an exercise in endurance, an education on the future, and for those of us from Philadelphia, a pep rally for the people who make our city tick.

Read More
March 20, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Philadelphia Offers Immigrant Entrepreneurs This 1 Major Advantage over New York and San Francisco

Public and private agencies in the City of Brotherly Love are investing to attract and support new American entrepreneurs--from the humble food cart operators to ambitious tech companies.

Read More
March 19, 2019 | Resident & Alumni News

Winners of the second annual Lyfebulb-Helsinn Innovation Summit & Awards in Oncology announced

Lyfebulb, a patient-empowerment platform that connects patients with industry to support user-driven innovation, and Helsinn, a Swiss pharmaceutical group focused on building quality cancer care, today announced that Mihir Shah of UE LifeSciences and Pierluigi Paracchi of Genenta Science were chosen as winners of the second Lyfebulb-Helsinn Innovation Summit and Awards in Oncology. Mihir received the Lyfebulb-Helsinn Innovation Award, and Pierluigi received The Squinto-LePera award, which was presented by Dr. Stephen Squinto and Denise LePera. The awards recognize outstanding innovations by Patient Entrepreneurs which advance solutions in the prevention, management or care of cancer, and have the potential to be commercialized.

Read More
March 15, 2019 | Science Center In The News

"In Search of Meaning: Memory Becomes Us" makes space for science and art

The Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) is a unique nonprofit space and gallery in Philadelphia for artists that are involved in combining art, science and technology.

Read More
March 12, 2019 | Resident & Alumni News

Oncoceutics licenses rights for its anti-cancer compound to Ohara

US based Oncoceutics, Inc. has announced the outlicense of the rights to the company’s lead compound, ONC201, for Japan to Ohara Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. In addition, Ohara will receive a right of first refusal on the license of ONC201 for additional areas, including most of Asia and West Africa, and a right of first refusal for the company’s next generation compound, ONC206, in these territories.

Read More
March 12, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Temple medical school awarded grant for brain injury research

Researchers from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and other medical professionals in Philadelphia institutions received a $700,000 grant to research traumatic brain injuries. Part of the grant from The Science Center, a nonprofit that supports technological advancement, was awarded to Servio Ramirez, a Temple University pathology and laboratory medicine professor, and his team of researchers from the Katz School of Medicine, who are developing ways to detect and diagnose TBI through the bloodstream. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Delaware and the University of Pennsylvania will also receive part of the combined award.

Read More
March 11, 2019 | Press Releases


Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) announces the promotion of Sally J. Guzik to Director of CIC Philadelphia, the company’s newest campus, located at 3675 Market Street in uCity Square. As Director, Guzik will be responsible for supporting and expanding CIC Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and amplifying the good work taking place within it by recruiting more innovative, civically-minded organizations to CIC and the region.

Read More
March 7, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

What do Kendrick Lamar, King Tut and Thermo Fisher have in common?

Earlier this week, 7th graders from the Science and Leadership Academy Middle School (SLAMS) in West Philadelphia, experienced a “home-coming” of sorts when they reunited with the Science Center’s FirstHand program; but this time in its new home at 3675 Market. Last year, the students participated in Polymer Play at FirstHand’s previous 3624 Market location.

Read More
March 1, 2019 | Resident & Alumni News

Spark Therapeutics’ $4.8B deal confirmed as biggest-ever VC-backed exit in Philly

The eye-popping $4.8 billion sticker price on Spark Therapeutics’ acquisition deal with Roche announced on Monday is shaping up to be the largest exit ever within city limits for a venture-backed company, according to data from financial data provider PitchBook and the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT).

Read More
March 1, 2019 | Resident & Alumni News

Etsy for gaming tools? Meet the Philly startup that wants to help you ace that video game

Once upon a time, video games were pretty basic. Consider Pac-Man, the chomping mouth that devoured small dots while moving through a maze. Now, games are so complex that players need Excel spreadsheets, calculators, and troop-deployment schedules to wage virtual wars, capture castles, and build strategic alliances with players in other states and countries. Having an engineering degree helps.

Read More

Sign up to receive email updates from Flying Slippers!

Kristen Fitch

Director, Marketing

kfitch [at]