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October 7, 2019 | Science Center In The News

NextUp: The Local Company Expanding Access to Breast Exams

“NextUp” is a weekly NextHealth PHL feature that highlights the local leaders, organizations and research shaping the Greater Philadelphia region’s life sciences ecosystem. Email with pitches for NextUp.  ...

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September 23, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Celebrating innovation, leadership and diversity

What do a young med-tech company, a digital marketing agency and the leader of a startup consortium have in common? All three are inaugural honorees of the University City Science Center’s Nucleus Awards.

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September 23, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters

After a generation spent shaping the growth and development of biopharma clusters, Alexandria Real Estate Equities executive chairman and founder Joel Marcus recently spoke publicly about what will most likely drive the upcoming generation of hubs for biopharma and other emerging life sciences.

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September 17, 2019 | Science Center In The News

New accelerator program focuses on tech-enabled startups

The University City Science Center has partnered with local entrepreneurs to introduce a new Philadelphia-based accelerator.   The Launch Lane accelerator is focused on helping a diverse group of tech-enabled startups grow.   “This will all...

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September 11, 2019 | Science Center In The News

University City Science Center partnered with these biz leaders to launch a new accelerator

The University City Science Center announced that it partnered with area entrepreneurs and their ventures to start a new accelerator program, which will start taking applications this fall.

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September 8, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Temple Health seeking blood test for brain injuries

We think of brain injuries as the consequence of sports or military action. But concussions can also result from car accidents, work, or even playground activity. Dr. Nina Gentile sees hundreds of potential brain injuries every year in the emergency department at Temple University Hospital.

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September 5, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Power Moves: Benefits Data Trust found its next CEO in a former Obama staffer

University City Science Center hired a new VP last month: Dr. John Younger, now the tech entrepreneurship nonprofit’s vice prez of science and technology. The lab scientist will oversee commercialization programs supporting local startups.

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September 3, 2019 | Science Center In The News

You can make a literal elevator pitch to Robin Hood Ventures investors

In celebration of angel investing group Robin Hood Ventures‘ 20th anniversary, folks looking for funds for their early-stage business can make a quick pitch to investors this week … in an actual elevator.

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August 22, 2019 | Science Center In The News

This STEAM Program Is Challenging Students to See Food Through a Scientific Lens

With its free summer programs at the Science Center, FirstHand could lead more youth to choose careers in science.

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August 15, 2019 | Science Center In The News

The Science Center Just Tallied Its Complete Diversity Data for the First Time

While much attention has been paid to the incubator’s swanky new office space at 3675 Market Street, not much has been said about the Science Center’s first fully cumulative annual report, which shows particularly strong investment in women, minority, and immigrant-founded startups. Through aggregated data, the 2018-2019 report showed, for the first time, just how strongly the Science Center has invested in historically underfunded groups in business.

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