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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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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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