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December 23, 2010 | Beyond The Science Center

Is West Philly the Next Center City?

Over the distance of a little more than a dozen blocks, John Fry has guided his immaculate, country-club-ready Land Rover from a cute, leafy street right out of Michael and Hope’s Thirtysomething to a streetscape more reminiscent of The...

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October 28, 2010 | Beyond The Science Center

DCED: New Round of Technology Investments Will Support Start-ups, Commercialize Energy-Efficient, Life Saving Technologies

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New state investments will help start-up companies succeed and equip Pennsylvania's research universities with capital to commercialize energy-efficient technologies and bring life-saving...

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October 8, 2010 | Beyond The Science Center

NuPathe is Finalizing FDA Application for Migraine Patch

CONSHOHOCKEN — NuPathe Inc., which completed an initial public stock offering two months ago, is on track to seek approval for its experimental migraine headache treatment before the end of the year. Zelrix is a transdermal patch designed...

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August 25, 2010 | Beyond The Science Center

Philadelphia Business Journal Life Sciences Awards winners named

The Philadelphia Business Journal is proud to present the inaugural winners of the Life Sciences Awards, a new program that recognizes the region’s medical miracle makers for their innovative approaches to improving the delivery of health...

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July 29, 2010 | Beyond The Science Center

Pa. grants to universities will encourage economic development

Seven universities and two research institutes in the Philadelphia area received 11 grants totaling $1.1 million as part of 27 grants totaling $2.5 million handed out by the state of Pennsylvania Thursday. The grants were made under two...

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July 21, 2010 | Beyond The Science Center

Ben Franklin Technology to invest $361K in Phila.-area companies

Ben Franklin Technology Partners said Tuesday it has approved investing $361,000 in four companies that are developing alternative and clean energy technologies.   The state-funded economic development agency approved an investment of...

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June 25, 2010 | Beyond The Science Center

A movement to keep scientists working locally

Late last year, the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association received a call from a search firm asking the trade group’s staff if they knew of any people with an expertise in cell culture manufacturing. Christopher Molineaux, then a vice...

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June 22, 2010 | Beyond The Science Center

Neat Co. gets Edison Venture money

The Neat Co. has gotten a $2.75 million venture-capital investment, one of the investors said Tuesday.   Edison Venture Fund of Lawrenceville, N.J., said it had completed a $2.5 million follow-on investment in Neat.   MentorTech Ventures...

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April 27, 2010 | Beyond The Science Center

Making a future, one job at a time

TODD DECATO was the victim of an industry shift writ small.   Decato had been a watchmaker - not a big growth industry to begin with in the bare-wristed era of the iPhone. "I don't even wear a watch," he acknowledges.   Then Lehman Bros.,...

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March 5, 2010 | Beyond The Science Center

Midsize pharma firms show big appetite for deals

While two mega-mergers involving Big Pharma companies dominated the deal-making in the drug development industry in 2008, several smaller specialty pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms in the region also got in on the action.   Merck and...

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