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December 15, 2016 | Press Releases

Boston-Based CIC Chooses uCity Square for Newest Expansion Location

uCity Square has attracted a Boston-area firm to its newest building at 3675 Market Street in University City, Philadelphia. Wexford Science + Technology and the University City Science Center announced today that Cambridge Innovation Center, also known as CIC, will occupy 127,000 square feet and bring its successful model of supporting innovation and entrepreneurship to Philadelphia.

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December 12, 2016 | Press Releases

Esther Klein Gallery Celebrates 40 Years at the Intersection of Art and Science

After four decades of innovative programming and exhibitions exploring the intersection of art, science and technology, the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a new exhibit. Art at the Science Center: A 40-Year Retrospective will pay homage to the last 40 years of artistic programming by featuring pieces from EKG’s permanent collection and archives. The exhibit opens on December 19th and runs through January 27th. A celebratory reception will be held at EKG, located at 3600 Market Street, on Thursday, January 26th from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Libby Newman, founder of EKG and curator of the gallery for its first 25 years, will be the guest of honor at the reception.

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December 8, 2016 | Press Releases

Disrupting the Playing Field: Where Sports, Innovation & Technology Collide; Science Center’s Smart Talk Session Features Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Sports Industry Professionals

From wearable devices that can improve performance to fan engagement platforms, the business of innovation is taking over sports. On Thursday, December 15th a panel of entrepreneurs, innovators and a Philadelphia Eagles front office executive will explore how technology is disrupting the playing field at a Smart Talk session. Smart Talk will run from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Quorum at the University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia.

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October 31, 2016 | Press Releases

Science Center Releases Report on Impact of QED Program; Evaluation Highlights Impact of Collaborative Approach to Technology Commercialization

The University City Science Center will unveil a new evaluation report of the QED Proof-of-Concept program at the QED Round Seven Showcase on November 2, 2016 at Quorum at the University City Science Center. Closing the Gap: University City Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program, prepared by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, quantifies the performance and impact of the program on the Greater Philadelphia region’s innovation ecosystem.

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October 28, 2016 | Press Releases

Newest Port Business Incubator Company Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment

Medical professionals are always looking to for faster and better ways to diagnose and treat cancer. Theragnostex, the newest company to join the University City Science Center’s Port business incubator, has developed a method that can both diagnose cancer and monitor patient responses to therapy via a simple blood test.

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October 13, 2016 | Press Releases

Watch DNA Transform into Art at the Newest Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit

Among our many differences, humans have one thing in common: we’re all made up of DNA. The newest exhibition at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) brings this fact to life in a live biological art exhibit focused on DNA Fingerprinting.

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October 12, 2016 | Press Releases

Six Startups Representing the Future of Healthcare to be showcased at the Science Center

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.

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September 22, 2016 | Press Releases

Lorraine LoPresti Joins Science Center as Vice President Finance & Administration

Lorraine G. LoPresti, MBA, CPA has joined the University City Science Center as Vice President, Finance & Administration.

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September 19, 2016 | Press Releases

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Reappoints University City Science Center CEO to Advisory Council to Help Expand Entrepreneurship and Promote American Innovation

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of University City Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA, and 29 private sector, nonprofit, and academic leaders to serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). Selected from a pool of more than 200 accomplished applicants, the council members will offer recommendations for policies and programs designed to make U.S. communities, businesses, and the workforce more globally competitive.

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September 16, 2016 | Press Releases

Science Center Pilots Program Aimed at Engaging High School Students with STEM

FirstHand is going to high school! Beginning this October, FirstHand, the University City Science Center’s youth engagement program, will pilot Project Inquiry, a 10-month curriculum designed specifically for high school students. FirstHand will also continue to offer Polymer Play and DNA Selfie programs to middle school students.

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