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December 19, 2016 | Beyond The Science Center

U.S. Secretary Of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Institute Joining Manufacturing Usa Network

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced today an award of $70 million to the new National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) , the eleventh institute in the Manufacturing USA network. This is the first institute with a focus area proposed by industry and the first funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).

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December 8, 2016 | Beyond The Science Center

A $6M fund will support early stage digital health startups in Philly region

Safeguard Scientifics and Independence Health Group, the parent company of insurer Independence Blue Cross, have teamed up with Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania to set up a $6 million fund. The fund will be used to support early stage digital health startups in Philadelphia and the surrounding area, according to a news release. The initiative is designed to encourage entrepreneurs to stay in the area and build on the region’s healthcare landscape.

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November 15, 2016 | Beyond The Science Center

OraSure has new board chairman for first time in over a decade

Diagnostic testing and specimen collection firm OraSure Technologies Inc. has a new chairman of the board for the first time since 2003. The Bethlehem-based company said Tuesday that Stephen S. Tang had been named board chairman, replacing Douglas G. Watson, who had been chairman since 2003 and retired from the board on Nov 13.

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October 26, 2016 | Beyond The Science Center

Pennsylvania Bio Changes Its Name To Life Sciences Pennsylvania To Better Represent The Growth And Reach Of Its Membership

Pennsylvania Bio, the statewide trade association for Pennsylvania’s life sciences industry, announced today it has outgrown its name after 27 years and is changing its name and brand to Life Sciences Pennsylvania.

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September 30, 2016 | Beyond The Science Center

Bipartisan bill from Coons, Roberts would help startups and small businesses invest in research

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) yesterday introduced the Support Small Business R&D Act, legislation that will help startups and small businesses take advantage of the newly available research and...

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September 28, 2016 | Beyond The Science Center

National Convening to be Held in Philadelphia Highlights the Role of Immigrants in Economic Revitalization Efforts

The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and the City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs will host the 4th Annual Welcoming Economies Global Network Convening in Philadelphia, bringing together over 350 leaders from across the country who are committed to welcoming, retaining and empowering immigrants as valued contributors to our economies.

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August 29, 2016 | Beyond The Science Center

More details emerge on massive redevelopment for Philadelphia’s University City

University City, a neighborhood in central Philadelphia, on the Schuylkill River, is in for some major changes in the coming decades, thanks to a new redevelopment initiative from Amtrak with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), BrandywineRealty Trust, and Drexel University. 30th Street Station will be the center point of the overhaul, which is part of a vision to build a dense urban neighborhood over a rail yard along the river.

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June 29, 2016 | Beyond The Science Center

These Are The Best Cities For People Of Color In Tech

"If the American economy was the Titanic and the iceberg that sank the Titanic was the financial crisis, then STEM jobs would be the few available lifeboats rescuing passengers." That’s according to SmartAsset’s research team.

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April 26, 2016 | Beyond The Science Center

Startup 101: Look Before You Leap Into Crowdfunding

For startups, crowdfunding might seem a foolproof way to raise capital. Wrong!   Entrepreneurs are hereby warned that it takes exhaustive preparation: building a network, maintaining a robust online and social media presence and, above all,...

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April 12, 2016 | Beyond The Science Center

A peek inside Philadelphia’s tech scene

In January, and Comcast kicked off a six-city tour, called the Tomorrow Tour, to highlight the tech scenes that are blossoming across the U.S. It’s also a top-level look at one side of the city’s tech scene: You get to go inside the offices of startups like Guru, SmartyPAL and Curalate. We’re a big fan of those dramatic, B-roll shots of Philly founders walking around the city. Bonus: Mayor Jim Kenney is featured in the video, too.

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