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January 15, 2020 | Press Releases

Science Center’s Multi-Institutional Proof-of-Concept Program Awards $600,000 to Researchers at Leading Academic Institutions

The Science Center has announced three awardees in the latest round of its QED Proof-of-Concept Program which partners with regional academic and research institutions to prepare their most promising life science technologies for commercialization.

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January 15, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Science Center awards $600K to three Philly-area researchers for innovative cancer technology

The Science Center on Wednesday announced it will give a total of $600,000 to three area researchers with unproven but promising concepts for cancer treatment and diagnosis.

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January 15, 2020 | Science Center In The News

University City Science Center awards $600K to researchers targeting cancer, blood disorders

The University City Science Center has awarded a total of $600,000 to three area researchers in the latest round of its QED Proof-of-Concept Program.

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January 13, 2020 | Science Center In The News

This free, Philly-based start-up accelerator program is accepting candidates now

Got a business, but need work space, new markets, and mentors? You may be in luck. There’s a free “accelerator” business program in Philadelphia just for you, accepting applications through Wednesday, Jan. 15.

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January 9, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Humans of the Science Center: Katie Derickson

Cultivation is a long game. To ensure our STEM ecosystem continues to yield diverse and prepared talent, accessible careers for the community, and a boost to traditionally underrepresented innovators, it takes advocacy, awareness and of course, public funding. Enter Katie Derickson, Director of Government and Community Relations for the Science Center.

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January 9, 2020 | Science Center In The News

These Scientists - and Tech Titans - Are Working With Artists to Boost Creativity. Here's Why You Should Do the Same

The artist-in-residence program at Philadelphia's Integral Molecular facilitates creativity through collaborations between professionals in vastly different fields.

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January 6, 2020 | Resident & Alumni News

Philadelphia gene therapy company battling cystic fibrosis gets new owner

The company was one of five acquired by a Japanese pharmaceutical company as part of a $3 biilion deal.

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January 2, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Who Fuels the Science Center?

As we reflect on the past year, and the impact we’ve made as an organization, we want to take a moment to recognize our incredible network of supporters, donors, volunteers and partners who have helped make it all happen.

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December 18, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Life Sciences industry group targeting poverty expands into Philadelphia

The organization pairs life sciences industry workers with nonprofits combatting poverty.

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December 17, 2019 | Science Center In The News

'Out of the picture too soon': Painter Bill Scott finds the soul of Philadelphia in his late friend Edit Neff's art

She was born in Philadelphia, raised in the city (near 26th and Parrish Streets), studied at the Philadelphia College of Art, taught at PCA and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and, most of all, painted right in the city.

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