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Latest news from the Science Center, our resident companies and the innovation ecosystem.

November 9, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Lia Diagnostics raises $2.6M for its flushable & biodegradable pregnancy test

Lia Diagnostics, the Philadelphia company that has developed a flushable and biodegradable home pregnancy test, raised $2.6 million in a private equity financing.

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October 24, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

DRIVe Awards InnaMed

The first Science Center-affiliated company has been awarded a contract through The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) for research addressing health security threats.

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October 10, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

AUM LifeTech, CHOP and Penn Partnering to Advance Cancer Immunotherapy Against Lung Cancer Using Foxp3 Gene Silencing FANA ASO Therapy

AUM LifeTech, Inc., a Philadelphia-based biotech company, has partnered with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania to employ next-generation RNA silencing FANA technology as a new approach to cancer immunotherapy designed to treat lung cancer. The preclinical results were presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society (OTS) in Seattle, WA.

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September 27, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Pitt awards $300,000 to healthcare startups improving human performance

LungHealth-E, Health-E-Nose and ThreadRite IV won the top prizes at this year's Pitt Innovation Challenge

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September 18, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Integral Molecular Partners with Merus to Discover Novel Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies

Integral Molecular, the industry leader in the discovery of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against membrane proteins, and Merus N.V. (Nasdaq:MRUS), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing innovative bispecific antibody therapeutics, today announced that they have entered into a collaboration on multiple undisclosed targets.

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September 4, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Startup SocialLadder's new deal with Ticketmaster division is a 'big win'

Philadelphia tech startup SocialLadder is moving up another rung, announcing Monday the company, which connects live event promoters with more than 150,000 brand ambassadors to drive ticket sales, landed a major deal with a division of Live Nation’s Ticketmaster.

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August 28, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

A New Way to Detect Breast Cancer

For poorer people in India and many other countries, a computer engineer has found a way to detect breast cancer without radiation.

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August 2, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Game devs: Learn how to make $$$ on Red Queen Gaming’s marketplace

Red Queen Gaming, makers of a platform for digital tools that help gamers and videogame developers, want more devs to make tools on their marketplace — and make some moolah in the process.

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July 31, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Science Exchange Collaborates with AUM BioTech to Fast-Track Global Drug Discovery by Offering Self-Delivering RNA Silencing FANA ASO Technology for Genetic Research

Science Exchange, the leading marketplace for outsourced R&D™, announces a collaboration with AUM BioTech, an emerging Philadelphia-based startup, to advance genetic research and significantly cut short drug discovery and development time. Science Exchange will now offer AUM BioTech’s self-delivering, next-generation RNA silencing products and alternatives to conventional CRISPR, siRNA and shRNA approaches.

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June 13, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Meet the Disruptors: Lia Diagnostics

In a now decade-and-a-half old episode of Friends, Phoebe finds a positive pregnancy test in the bathroom trash and assumes it belongs to friend Monica, who just so happens to be getting married that day. Phoebe quickly spreads the news, and Monica’s soon-to-be-husband Chandler catches wind. He flees with a case of cold feet, but returns just in time to marry Monica, having come to terms with and even grown excited about being a father.

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