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March 11, 2019 | Press Releases
CIC PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP
Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) announces the promotion of Sally J. Guzik to Director of CIC Philadelphia, the company’s newest campus, located at 3675 Market Street in uCity Square. As Director, Guzik will be responsible for supporting and expanding CIC Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and amplifying the good work taking place within it by recruiting more innovative, civically-minded organizations to CIC and the region.
uCity Square’s 3675 Market Welcomes Amicus Therapeutics As Latest Tenant
uCity Square’s newest building, 3675 Market Street, has been selected by global biotechnology leader Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD) for its newly-announced Global Research and Gene Therapy Center of Excellence.
Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit Explores the Social Impact of Memory
Twenty years after Patricia Moss-Vreeland’s first exhibition at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG), her work is featured in a solo multimedia installation, In Search of Meaning: Memory Becomes Us. The exhibit, which illuminates the role that memory plays in relation to who we are, runs from February 7 – March 30 at EKG, 3600 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. A lecture with Moss-Vreeland and Dr. Dasa Zeithamova of the University of Oregon followed by a reception will take place on Friday, February 22 between 5-8 p.m.
Virus Promoting Love and Kindness Created for Valentine’s Day
What if love and kindness could spread like a virus? As part of the University City Science Center’s BioArt Residency, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg created a custom virus able to increase the production of oxytocin, a hormone that induces feelings of love, kindness, and empathy. The project, titled Lovesick, was developed by Dewey-Hagborg in collaboration with research scientists at the University City Science Center and uCity Square-based biotech company Integral Molecular.
Science Center’s Multi-Institutional Proof-of-Concept Program Awards $700,000 to Accelerate Technology Commercialization at Four Leading Institutions
Ten years after the launch of the first multi-institutional proof-of-concept program of its kind, the University City Science Center’s QED program announced its eleventh round of awardees. The projects tackle critical healthcare needs including a mechanized brace enabling patients with mobility issues to walk longer and farther distances; a vest that relieves shortness of breath in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; an immunotherapeutic treatment for pediatric neuroblastoma; and a diagnostic test for the assessment of traumatic brain injury.
A Portal to the Introspective at Esther Klein Gallery
Virtual reality and painted meditation are just a few of the sessions lined up for the closing reception of the Portal’s exhibit at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG). The exhibit, which opened at EKG on December 13 and runs through January 29, highlights the benefits of art-making on physiological and psychological health. Portals will feature a series of closing events in conjunction with Venture Café Philadelphia on January 24.