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January 15, 2020 | Press Releases

Science Center’s Multi-Institutional Proof-of-Concept Program Awards $600,000 to Researchers at Leading Academic Institutions

The Science Center has announced three awardees in the latest round of its QED Proof-of-Concept Program which partners with regional academic and research institutions to prepare their most promising life science technologies for commercialization.

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January 15, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Science Center awards $600K to three Philly-area researchers for innovative cancer technology

The Science Center on Wednesday announced it will give a total of $600,000 to three area researchers with unproven but promising concepts for cancer treatment and diagnosis.

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January 15, 2020 | Science Center In The News

University City Science Center awards $600K to researchers targeting cancer, blood disorders

The University City Science Center has awarded a total of $600,000 to three area researchers in the latest round of its QED Proof-of-Concept Program.

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January 13, 2020 | Science Center In The News

This free, Philly-based start-up accelerator program is accepting candidates now

Got a business, but need work space, new markets, and mentors? You may be in luck. There’s a free “accelerator” business program in Philadelphia just for you, accepting applications through Wednesday, Jan. 15.

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January 9, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Humans of the Science Center: Katie Derickson

Cultivation is a long game. To ensure our STEM ecosystem continues to yield diverse and prepared talent, accessible careers for the community, and a boost to traditionally underrepresented innovators, it takes advocacy, awareness and of course, public funding. Enter Katie Derickson, Director of Government and Community Relations for the Science Center.

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January 9, 2020 | Science Center In The News

These Scientists - and Tech Titans - Are Working With Artists to Boost Creativity. Here's Why You Should Do the Same

The artist-in-residence program at Philadelphia's Integral Molecular facilitates creativity through collaborations between professionals in vastly different fields.

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January 6, 2020 | Resident & Alumni News

Philadelphia gene therapy company battling cystic fibrosis gets new owner

The company was one of five acquired by a Japanese pharmaceutical company as part of a $3 biilion deal.

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January 2, 2020 | Flying Slippers Blog

Who Fuels the Science Center?

As we reflect on the past year, and the impact we’ve made as an organization, we want to take a moment to recognize our incredible network of supporters, donors, volunteers and partners who have helped make it all happen.

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