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December 8, 2011 | Resident & Alumni News

DreamIt Ventures graduates 14 startups on Demo Day

Yesterday afternoon, hundreds of people braved the sometimes-torrential rain to file into the bottom floor of World Cafe Life. There was no concert, instead people came to see the culminating event of 14 startups working non-stop for three...

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October 7, 2011 | Resident & Alumni News

Life Sciences Awards - Best Early-Stage Company: Platinum

Invisible Sentinel was founded in 2006 by Benjamin Pascal, the CEO, andNicholas Siciliano, the company’s co-founder and chief operating officer, to develop novel, point-of-care diagnostic systems for the detection of microbial pathogens in...

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October 5, 2011 | Resident & Alumni News

New addition to Science Center Port Business Incubator Seeks to Slow Progression of End-stage Diseases

PHILADELPHIA--(October 5, 2011) – A new early-stage drug discovery company has taken up residence at the University City Science Center. Mitergy, LLC has joined 27 other startup companies engaged in the Science Center’s Port Business...

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September 21, 2011 | Resident & Alumni News

Minority Entrepreneur Accelerator Program Kicks Off in Philadelphia

After much anticipation and preparation, the 2011 Fall DreamIt VenturesAccelerator Program has officially launched in Philadelphia. Week one is over and the excitement is just beginning. This year is unique because five of the 15 companies...

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September 8, 2011 | Resident & Alumni News


Philadelphia, PA (September 8, 2011) – DreamIt Ventures, one of the world’s premiere accelerator programs, today announced its roster of 15 companies for its fifth program (its fourth in Philadelphia).   The companies represent the best and...

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September 7, 2011 | Resident & Alumni News

Invisible Sentinel Awarded U.S. Patent for Rapid Diagnostic Technology to Detect Harmful Pathogens in Food

Invisible Sentinel Inc., a life sciences company that develops tools for the detection of foodborne pathogens, announced today it has been awarded a patent for its proprietary diagnostic system capable of rapidly and selectively identifying...

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August 23, 2011 | Resident & Alumni News

Newest Science Center tenant serves as bridge to U.S. for overseas life science companies

The American business landscape can be daunting to an outsider, but it's all in who you know. The Triana Group's address book is brimming with invaluable connections, easing the path for overseas companies who want to create a US presence. ...

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August 16, 2011 | Resident & Alumni News

NRG Energy to Acquire Energy Plus Holdings, Adding Immediate Scale and Unique Sales Channel to Expanding Northeast Retail Business

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) announced a definitive agreement to acquire Energy Plus Holdings LLC, a Philadelphia-based retail electricity and natural gas provider for $190 million in cash. Through its...

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August 8, 2011 | Resident & Alumni News

DDC Secures Seed Funding from Robin Hood Ventures Syndicate

DDC, the cloud-based critical data management solution for companies, boards, and investors, has received funding in a seed round led by Robin Hood Ventures ( Founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Farid...

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June 22, 2011 | Resident & Alumni News

Remicade maker Centocor Ortho Biotech changing name

The name “Centocor” is disappearing from the region’s biotechnology landscape.   Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. of Horsham said Wednesday it has changed its name, effective immediately, to Janssen Biotech Inc.   Company officials said the new...

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