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March 24, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Why Buckminster Fuller is the ‘patron saint’ of University City Science Center

University City Science Center, a nonprofit that helps innovators and entrepreneurs take their creative ideas to the marketplace, was designed to be a place of collaboration, and has only grown since its start in 1963.

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March 19, 2020 | Science Center In The News

UCity’s Integral Molecular is researching what makes the COVID-19 virus so infectious

"We've been talking about viruses every day for the last 20 years, and now everyone is," CEO Ben Doranz said. Here's what that work looks like.

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February 28, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Black Girl Ventures helping women develop, finance entrepreneurial ventures

There's a new alliance in Philadelphia focused on helping women of color develop, grow and fund their entrepreneurial ventures.

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February 25, 2020 | Science Center In The News

FibroKine, Potential PF Treatment Strategy, Gets $250,000 CSL Behring Research Grant

CSL Behring and the University City Science Center awarded $250,000 each to Cecelia Yates, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh, and Eleftherios Papoutsakis, PhD, from the University of Delaware.

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February 20, 2020 | Science Center In The News

A look at the impact of University City Science Center's shift in focus, two years later

It’s been over two years since the University City Science Center decided to shake up its business model — and its new annual report out this week gives a look back on how the change has played out. From Philadelphia Business Journal.

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February 15, 2020 | Science Center In The News

UD professor working to use gene therapy to treat blood disorders

A University of Delaware professor is receiving grant funding to develop a new therapy for people with low blood platelet counts and other blood disorders.

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February 14, 2020 | Science Center In The News

University City Science Center testifies in D.C. over 'Valley of Death' startups face

A top leader at the University City Science Center spoke on Capitol Hill this week to send federal legislators a message: The "Valley of Death" startups face is real, but lawmakers can help them find a way out by directing more government funding to “innovation intermediaries,” like the Science Center.

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February 11, 2020 | Science Center In The News

John Younger's Testimony before the Committee on Small Business of the United States House of Representatives

John Younger, MD, our Vice President of Science and Technology, testified before the Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development of the US House Small Business Committee, as part of a panel discussion on the topic of “The Innovation Pipeline: From Universities to Small Businesses.”

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January 31, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Philadelphia poised for office boom not seen since early '90s

So much new office construction is currently proposed for Philadelphia that it rivals the late 1980s and early 1990s, when an onslaught of office development flooded the market and recast the city’s skyline.

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January 27, 2020 | Science Center In The News

How new Philly chapter set the bar for Black Girl Ventures' national expansion

Shelly Bell and her organization, Black Girl Ventures, may be based in Washington D.C., but they’re no strangers to Philadelphia. Bell has spoken at local tech events and held one of BGV’s signature pitch events in the city, but BGV's going bigger in 2020.

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