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May. 22, 2009 8:30 am

Friday Tech Links: Our life sciences sector rocks, the Commodore and More

In which we link out to the tech news from Philly and elsewhere (when it matters) that slips through the cracks and make it way fun. See others here. Our region’s life sciences sector ranked first in the “current impact” category, and second overall (to Boston, bah), in a biotechnology industry study conducted by the […]

In which we link out to the tech news from Philly and elsewhere (when it matters) that slips through the cracks and make it way fun. See others here.

Our region’s life sciences sector ranked first in the “current impact” category, and second overall (to Boston, bah), in a biotechnology industry study conducted by the Milken Institute, according to a report by the Philadelphia Business Journal’s John George, a proud graduate from Temple University-Ambler. As we earlier suggested, this is really one of the more impactful, meaningful and substantiated stupid lists Philadelphia has been put in during recent years.

That news preceded the announcement of one of the year’s largest life sciences venture capital deals happening here. University City’s Avid Radiopharmaceuticals scored a $34.5 million financing, led by a San Francisco VC firm, but assisted by a couple of local boys, BioAdvance, also a Penn neighbor, and Safeguard Scientifics of Wayne, as also reported by George of PBJ.

California tries to ban violent video games for kids, a (sorta) regional Web site management company makes a big aquisition and a lot of messed up Craigslist stories you should read — in addition to our most trafficked post of the week — after the jump.

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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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  1. Technically Philly » University City Science Center welcomes three new companies | Covering the Community of People Who Use Technology in Philadelphia. / June 10, 2009

    [...] incubator and science park in the world wasn’t draw enough, Philadelphia’s growing reputation as a life sciences hub might help. And, yes, the companies also made mention that a big draw was Philly’s location [...]

  2. Technically Philly » Friday Q&A: Russell Grieg of GlaxoSmithKline’s SR One | Covering the Community of People Who Use Technology in Philadelphia. / August 7, 2009

    [...] But our life sciences he says, just might not be as distinctive as we’d like to think, no matter the recent attention we’ve gotten for them. [...]

  3. Technically Philly » Friday Tech Links: myYearbook cruises, other DreamIt Demo Day coverage and More | Covering the Community of People Who Use Technology in Philadelphia. / August 21, 2009

    [...] limits. They’re working on a product that can help research Alzheimer’s disease and scored one of the region’s most lucrative VC deals this [...]

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