PHILADELPHIA--(October 12, 2016) – From a graphene patch that gathers data from sweat, to a tool for personalized cancer radiotherapy, to a new approach to clinical trials that saves human and animal lives, the second class of companies in the University City Science Center’s Digital Health Accelerator (DHA) are inventing the future of healthcare. The milestones achieved by these six high-growth, revenue-positive startups will be celebrated at the second DHA Showcase, Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Quorum at the University City Science Center.
The DHA companies – Grand Round Table, Graphwear Technologies, Invisalert Solutions, Oncora Medical, The One Health Company, and Tissue Analytics – were selected from a pool of 69 applicants via a multi-stage process which emphasized inclusion of women and minority entrepreneurs. DHA awardees received up to $50,000, professional mentorship, and introductions to a variety of key healthcare stakeholders including insurers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and research institutions located in the Greater Philadelphia region. During the 12-month program, these early-stage healthcare companies also received membership to the Innovation Center @3401 (ic@3401) — a partnership between the Science Center and Drexel University, in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Safeguard Scientifics.
The DHA is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
WHAT: Digital Health Accelerator Showcase
WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 4-6 p.m.
- 4 – 4:30 p.m. Registration & Networking
- 4:30 – 5 p.m. Formal Program Featuring Flash Presentations by DHA Participants, as well as remarks by Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA and DHA Manager Aron Starosta
- 5 – 6 p.m. Networking and refreshments, with DHA company exhibit tables
WHERE: Quorum, University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19104
About the Science Center
Located in the heart of uCity Square, the University City Science Center is a dynamic hub for innovation, and entrepreneurship and technology development in the Greater Philadelphia region. Founded in 1963 as the nation’s first urban research park, it provides business incubation, programming, lab and office facilities, and support services for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and growing and established companies. Graduate firms and current residents of the Science Center’s business incubator support one out of every 100 jobs in Greater Philadelphia and drive $12.9 billion in economic activity in the region annually. For more information about the Science Center, go to www.sciencecenter.org.