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July 3, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Pitch Perfect: Startup and Leadership Lessons with John Younger, MD

In this episode of the podcast, When Science Speaks, John Younger, MD, Vice President for Science and Technology at Science Center shares his expert perspectives as a physician-scientist and biotech entrepreneur. Drawing upon his unique...

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July 1, 2020 | Science Center In The News

How to stay connected (and cool) this July: Check out these 10 virtual Philly tech events from home

Attend some company-building talks, tech conferences and PTW20 events from the air-conditioned comfort of home this month.

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June 17, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Science Center is hosting its first cohort of free STEM workforce development training

The program will run for two weeks and connect students to mentors with industry connections who are looking to hire.

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May 29, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Inside The Cell And Gene Therapy And Connected Health Workforce Analysis

Just recently, an independent study to analyze the current workforce landscape and assess the future talent needs of the Greater Philadelphia region’s cell and gene therapy and connected health sectors has found that this workforce is expected to grow between 35 percent to 94 percent...

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May 28, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Meet the who’s who of local tech community builders: Philly’s 100 RealLIST Connectors

If you're just entering the Philadelphia technology and entrepreneurship scene, here's who you'd want to know.

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May 14, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Region set to add thousands of new cell and gene therapy jobs in decade ahead, study says

An independent study released this week is forecasting thousands of new jobs in the Philadelphia region's cell and gene therapy and "connected health" industries in the decade ahead.

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May 5, 2020 | Science Center In The News

AUM LifeTech and AUM BioTech Launch "Knockdown Coronavirus"

Philadelphia-based Initiative Will Facilitate SARS-CoV-2 Research to Develop Antiviral Therapy for COVID-19 Using RNA Silencing FANA ASO Technology

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April 28, 2020 | Science Center In The News

How ‘innovation districts’ are continuing the fight against COVID-19

In the month since I first wrote about these efforts, the pandemic has intensified exponentially and now impacts at least 183 countries. As the urgency for solutions increases, 11 additional districts have come forward with innovative approaches to combatting the virus.

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April 23, 2020 | Science Center In The News

The Pivot featuring Tracy Brala

The Pivot is a web series from the Economy League’s Impact Labs highlighting innovative organizational pivots happening across the Greater Philadelphia region in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 19, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Additional Innovation Districts Advancing Research to Fight COVID-19

In late February 2020, The Global Institute on Innovation Districts sent letters to approximately 75 districts and other geographies of innovation to learn whether their innovation actors—research institutions, R&D labs, companies, and other actors—were advancing research on COVID-19. Based on the response, The Global Institute documented the research activities of seven innovation districts in a March 2020 article. Since that time, 11 additional geographies of innovation have come forward to share their research, prompting an update of the original article.

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