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February 7, 2019 | Resident & Alumni News

bioMérieux Acquires Invisible Sentinel, a US-Based Company Specialized in Food and Beverage Molecular Testing

bioMérieux (Paris:BIM), a global player in in vitro diagnostics and world leader in food microbiology testing, today announced the acquisition of Invisible Sentinel Inc. This company, based in Philadelphia (PA) develops, manufactures and markets innovative and user-friendly molecular diagnostic tools for the rapid, accurate and reliable detection of pathogens and spoilage organisms in food and beverage.

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February 7, 2019 | Resident & Alumni News

$75 million deal: Invisible Sentinel sold to French biotech company

A Philadelphia life sciences company that developed DNA-based technology to quickly detect pathogens in food and beverages including wine and beer was acquired by French biotechnology company bioMérieux for $75 million.

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January 23, 2019 | Resident & Alumni News

Philadelphia gene therapy company awarded $4.5M from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Talee Bio Inc., a Philadelphia biopharmaceutical company developing gene therapy treatments for cystic fibrosis, received a grant of up to $4.5 million from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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January 23, 2019 | Resident & Alumni News

With human drugs, a Silicon Valley startup hopes to deliver precision medicine to dogs

When pet dogs are diagnosed with cancer, they typically get surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation — that is, of course, if their owner opts to treat it.

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January 23, 2019 | Resident & Alumni News

Andreessen Horowitz Backs Canine Cancer Treatment Startup

Christina Lopes wants personalized medicine to go to the dogs. The founder and chief executive of One Health Co. has brought together veterinarians and research institutions to develop cancer testing and treatment plans for dogs based on human-grade protocols such as genomic sequencing and targeted therapy. The San Francisco-based company,...

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December 28, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Philadelphia scientific instruments developer raises $5.6M

Halo Labs, a Philadelphia life sciences instrumentation company that develops tools for biologics researchers, raised $5.6 million through a private stock sale.

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December 12, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Remaking Philadelphia at NextFab

From out of the rubble, something new emerges: Despite the decades-long decline of assembly-line, smokestack-style manufacturing in Philadelphia, there is new growth in small-scale makers and artisans. A key ingredient in that shift is the city’s incubators and makerspaces.

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December 11, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Making a Difference in 2018

Few women around the world can get a mammogram. They are far from a clinic, or lack the money, or just don’t know about breast cancer. But now there’s another kind of breast exam that could reach women that mammograms don’t.

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November 14, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Meet Lia: At-Home Pregnancy Steps Into The 21st Century

As a professor who teaches entrepreneurship, I’m often asked if it can truly be taught. Unsurprisingly, my answer is yes. To back up that assertion, I’d like to share the story of a terrific company that came about because of a school assignment: Lia Diagnostics, co-founded by Bethany Edwards and Anna Simpson.

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November 12, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Founders’ Story: VitalTrax

Zikria Syed is the CEO and co-founder of VitalTrax. He talks about why he and co-founder Todd Kueny started their business to make clinical trials more efficient.

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