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November 30, 2015 | Beyond The Science Center

U.S. Hot Spots for Biotech Jobs: Ten Hubs Continue to Command the Most Employment Activity

Biopharmas come and go, but the places to find jobs remain largely the same 10 regions highlighted by GEN last year and in 2013. The cornerstones of their success are hardly secrets: they include strong research universities, anchor...

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November 19, 2015 | Beyond The Science Center

Call for Open Ideas - Pitch your healthcare innovation

Seeking lasting changes for persistent health care issues. Pitch your innovative idea to Greater Philadelphia's health care industry giants - all at the same time. Solving health care issues tied to chronic disease involves many...

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November 17, 2015 | Beyond The Science Center

West Philly Rising

Each year, the University City District compiles, in a glossy report, the vital signs for the eastern half of West Philly. For a while now, the trend lines have been strong. But this year, the numbers are truly staggering. - Total...

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October 28, 2015 | Beyond The Science Center

First Ever Life Sciences Ecosystem Interactive Map Launched in Pennsylvania

Ten technology and life science organizations in Pennsylvania announced the launch of an interactive “Life Sciences Ecosystem” map - a first of its kind database of life sciences organizations in Pennsylvania. The map highlights the...

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October 6, 2015 | Beyond The Science Center

The Magic Of Olive Oil: Findings From The Monell Chemical Senses Center

Next time you’re cooking with extra virgin olive oil, go ahead and take a little swig. If it burns your throat or makes you cough, you've got some potent EVOO there.   Connoisseurs have long known that the distinctive irritating sting...

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September 6, 2015 | Beyond The Science Center

University City One Of The Hottest Tech Markets In US, Canada

University City is one of the hottest markets for tech markets in North America, a new report from CBRE, Inc. says.   The neighborhood has an office rent premium of 45 percent, the fourth-highest premium in the US and Canada. The only...

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July 30, 2015 | Beyond The Science Center

10 Years First Round

Ten years is a long time. When we started First Round in 2005 with the idea to fill the gap between individual angel investing and Series A investing, many on Sand Hill Road dismissed our model as a “cute” novelty. Boy how times have...

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July 17, 2015 | Beyond The Science Center

Why Tech Innovators Should Think Philly

When you think of technology hubs, Silicon Valley and a few other regions come to mind, but Philadelphia may not rise to the top of your list. However, it’s no secret to those of us in tech that the region is not only tech-friendly, but...

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June 29, 2015 | Beyond The Science Center

Competition Heats Up for Life Science Space, With No End in Sight

The life sciences industry is being pulled in different directions—with mergers and acquisitions, drug patent expirations, emerging market needs and the challenges of attracting a highly educated workforce. Nevertheless, demand for space...

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June 25, 2015 | Beyond The Science Center

The 2015 BIO International Convention Closes in Philadelphia - Event Sets New Record for Partnering Meetings

The 2015 BIO International Convention, where the global biotech community meets, connecting the people, companies and innovations that help to fulfill the promise of biotechnology through healing, fueling, and feeding the world, concluded...

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