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May 29, 2019 | Beyond The Science Center

Amicus Therapeutics and the University of Pennsylvania Announce Major Expansion of Gene Therapy Collaboration

CRANBURY, N.J. and PHILADELPHIA, May 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) today announced a major expansion to their collaboration with...

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May 22, 2019 | Beyond The Science Center

‘Tired of prejudice’: This 66-year-old ‘badass’ is crusading for more start-up funding for women

The numbers are daunting: 540,000 new businesses launched each month in the United States; only 1 to 4 percent of start-ups that pitch to investors actually get funded. More than 31 percent of small business owners reported no access to capital in 2016, a situation considered largely unchanged today.

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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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March 26, 2019 | Beyond The Science Center

VC investing in Philadelphia hit record highs, and lows, in 2018

A new report from PACT and PitchBook shows Philadelphia saw a record year of investments in 2018, when $1.4 billion was poured into local firms, the most in a decade.

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December 18, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

Governor Wolf Affirms Commitment to Pennsylvania’s Tech Sector, Approves Funding for 255 Technology Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) tax credits for 255 early-stage technology companies to encourage entrepreneurship in and around Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities.

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February 21, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

MassChallenge Texas Announces Inaugural Class of Startups

MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, today announced that 84 of the world’s highest impact, highest potential early-stage startups will come together in Austin, Texas for the not-for-profit's first ever Texas-based accelerator. The 84 startups represent a range of industries from agriculture to gaming, and consumer to medical devices.

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February 13, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

Wistar Researchers Garnered More Than $6.5M in Funding to Support New Discoveries in Cancer & Infectious Disease

Scientists at The Wistar Institute, an international biomedical research leader in cancer, immunology and infectious diseases, received research funds totaling $6.58 million between the end of 2017 and the first months of 2018.

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January 18, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

Philly is a finalist for Amazon HQ2. What comes next?

On Thursday morning, the City of Philadelphia was “thrilled” to learn that it had made the short list for Amazon’s second headquarters. The finalists include 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas, whittled down from the 238 proposals that rolled in when Amazon first announced its search in 2017.

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January 18, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

In next round of Amazon HQ2 competition, Philly's strong pharma industry may give the city an edge

When Amazon announced, last fall, that it was looking for a city to host a second headquarters, the company said it wanted pretty much what everybody wants in a home. Something affordable with a good commute, maybe some great schools nearby — and if it could come with some tax breaks, that’d be great.

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December 29, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Philly Tech’s Most Memorable Moments of 2017

Philadelphia’s tech community has had quite a year. We saw local CEOs stand up in the name of morality, in light of threats to immigration, and tech leaders come forward to speak out about their experiences with sexual harassment. Some companies left the city, while many more doubled down on their commitments to Philly with some impressive exits and funding rounds.

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