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December 21, 2015 | Science Center In The News

David Clayton Among Billy Penn's List of Who's Next in STEM

Penn student Nora Becker is hardly out of her twenties, but she’s already been cited by the White House for her research into how women save money on birth control as a result of the Affordable Care Act. David Clayton directs a program in...

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December 1, 2015 | Science Center In The News

Exciting New Partnerships Will Boost Philadelphia's Startup Scene

The startup stars are aligning in University City, where a quartet of major players has announced several new partnerships aimed at boosting the burgeoning community of entrepreneurs.   First up, Drexel University and Ben Franklin...

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November 19, 2015 | Science Center In The News

A Shared Workspace Home to Tech, Healthcare Startups Attracts VC, Seed Investor Support

Drexel University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania have created a $10 million fund to invest in university spin-offs.  They will also join Safeguard Scientifics to support entrepreneurs based out of the...

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November 13, 2015 | Science Center In The News

Science Center Gives Philly Schoolkids 'Firsthand' Look at Science and Technology

Take a lab full of middle schoolers, dress them in lab coats, give them a pile of plastic bags, tools, equipment and enthusiastic instruction and, just like that, they’re transforming recycled plastics into new materials.   "Polymer Play"...

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November 10, 2015 | Science Center In The News

This is What We Saw in Philadelphia During "Rise of the Rest"

By Steve Case and Stephen S. Tang   In September, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest bus rolled through its 16th city,Philadelphia, as part of an effort to shine a spotlight on emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems across the United States. As...

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October 22, 2015 | Science Center In The News

2015 Health Care Innovators Awards

Recognizing Health Care & Life Science Leaders Join the Philadelphia Business Journal as we recognize those companies, products and individuals that are bringing innovation to the Greater Philadelphia area's community. We will honor those...

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October 15, 2015 | Science Center In The News

Integral Molecular awarded $5.5M by the National Institutes of Health to study Ebola antibodies to aid in vaccine discovery

With a new $5.5M award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Integral Molecular, Inc. is expanding its current efforts to discover antibodies against Ebola...

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September 29, 2015 | Science Center In The News

Grand Opening for 3601 Market Set for Wednesday

It seems like not a week goes by that we’re not talking about another major development happening on Market Street at the University City Science Center.   3601 Market, a 363-unit apartment building developed by Southern Land Company, will...

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September 24, 2015 | Science Center In The News

The Science Center’s Billion-dollar Development Hopes To Buck The Trend Of Gentrification

Just north of the University City Science Center’s empire sits a sprawling pile of rubble.   It’s the beginning of a major expansion for the 52-year-old research park — and a major question mark, too. Can the Science Center redevelop this...

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September 22, 2015 | Science Center In The News

Keeping Up With The University City Science Center

It should come as no surprise to readers of Flying Kite that a lot of innovation – and news of innovation – comes from the University City Science Center.    Now Flying Kite and the Science Center have embarked on a new partnership, a way...

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