Latest news from the Science Center, our resident companies and the innovation ecosystem.

October 10, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

AUM LifeTech, CHOP and Penn Partnering to Advance Cancer Immunotherapy Against Lung Cancer Using Foxp3 Gene Silencing FANA ASO Therapy

AUM LifeTech, Inc., a Philadelphia-based biotech company, has partnered with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania to employ next-generation RNA silencing FANA technology as a new approach to cancer immunotherapy designed to treat lung cancer. The preclinical results were presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society (OTS) in Seattle, WA.

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October 4, 2018 | Science Center In The News

20 in the 2020s: Join the Business Journal’s conversation about the future

It’s a little hard to believe – but the 2020s are almost upon us. In less than two years we’ll enter a new decade, hopefully full of new and exciting possibilities. But just how will Greater Philadelphia peform in that decade? Will we be able to resurrect that old label from nearly a century ago: The Roaring 20s? Or, after a long run of economic success, will it be a time of slow growth and retrenchment.

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October 4, 2018 | Flying Slippers Blog

Meet. Connect. Innovate. Reintroducing Quorum @ 3675 Market

Allow us to reintroduce you to Quorum, the entrepreneurs clubhouse, now triple the size in its new location at 3675 Market Street. Gone are the days of signing in at the security desk and taking the elevator up to the 8th floor. Quorum 2.0 has street-level access with a lounge on the first floor and flexible meeting and event space on the second floor.

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October 2, 2018 | Science Center In The News

University City Science Center’s new CEO on its next chapter, new HQ & his Safeguard departure

In 1994, the University City Science Center’s then-president offered a few desks to a the handful of entrepreneurs trying to get a tiny digital marketing startup off the ground.

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October 2, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Why the Global Startup Accelerator wants startups to get worldly

Blandine Chantepie-Kari has seen it happen before: Companies tend to see international expansion as an afterthought. But her background in international business development and investment attraction has taught her it doesn’t have to be that way, and that tapping global connections can actually save time and accelerate growth when starting a business.

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September 28, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Where Philadelphia ranks among the top biotech clusters

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN), an industry trade publication, came out with its annual list of the country’s top biotech clusters — and Philadelphia once again ranked 6th.

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September 28, 2018 | Bioart Blog


Every Artist gets involved in various processes of making. In creative practices especially in arts it is somewhat necessary to imagine the studio as a lab, where experiments happen.

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September 27, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Pitt awards $300,000 to healthcare startups improving human performance

LungHealth-E, Health-E-Nose and ThreadRite IV won the top prizes at this year's Pitt Innovation Challenge

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September 26, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Three Important Ideas From This Week's Mid-Market CEO Convention

More than 200 mid-market CEOs and industry experts are gathered at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania to connect with each other and share ideas, resources and opportunities that can help them scale their businesses through strategic points of inflection and collaborate as a community to change the world.

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September 24, 2018 | Press Releases

Digging Beneath the Surface at the Latest Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit

The latest exhibition at the Esther Klein Gallery explores design, architecture and plant biology while highlighting the dynamic processes happening within plant roots. Without Roots features works by Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Professor and Artist Dolores Bartholomew, students from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts participating in Bartholomew’s “Topics in Science” class, Dr. Jason Diaz of La Salle University, and the Gallagher Plant Biology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. An Art and Science Lecture will be held by Jason Diaz and Dolores Bartholomew on September 27 at 4 p.m. at the Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market Street, followed by the exhibit’s closing reception.

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