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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 firstname.lastname@example.org with pitches for NextUp. ...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.