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CDC, Group K Diagnostics ink deal to design Zika virus test sciences

Mar. 28, 2019 11:30 am

CDC, Group K Diagnostics ink deal to design Zika virus test

The federal agency partnered with the Center City diagnostics startup to create a rapid detection tool for the mosquito-borne virus.
Blackfynn expands partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation sciences

Mar. 27, 2019 9:55 am

Blackfynn expands partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation

The data analytics company's cofounder and president, Amanda Christini, said the company is working to “massively accelerate discovery in the field” of Parkinson's research.
Philly ranks 8th among the country’s top life sciences clusters sciences

Mar. 7, 2019 11:19 am

Philly ranks 8th among the country’s top life sciences clusters

Real estate firm CBRE took a look at the key stats around Philly's life sciences industry. Here's the good (and not so good) news.
Big exit alert: Roche to buy Philly’s Spark Therapeutics in $4.8B deal sciences

Feb. 25, 2019 12:02 pm

Big exit alert: Roche to buy Philly’s Spark Therapeutics in $4.8B deal

The CHOP spinout will remain in Philadelphia and operate as a standalone Roche company. It's easily a contender for the biggest-ever tech acquisition in Philly proper.
Meet the engineered Lovesick virus that spreads kindness and empathy sciences

Feb. 14, 2019 9:02 am

Meet the engineered Lovesick virus that spreads kindness and empathy

For her BioArt Residency at the Science Center, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg created a virus capable of boosting oxytocin production. But it's more about the narrative than the virus itself, the creator says.
Science Center just gave $700K to support four local researchers sciences

Feb. 6, 2019 12:33 pm

Science Center just gave $700K to support four local researchers

It's part of the org's QED Program, which pairs academics with the funds they need to give their ideas a test run and ease the path to commercialization.
A Northeast Philly student’s science experiment will be performed in outer space sciences

Jan. 23, 2019 12:42 pm

A Northeast Philly student’s science experiment will be performed in outer space

Christian James, of Torresdale, will see his astrobotany experiment come to life on the International Science Station.
This Penn spinout is starting off the year with a new license deal and seed funding sciences

Jan. 18, 2019 12:28 pm

This Penn spinout is starting off the year with a new license deal and seed funding

EpiVario is working on treatments for a series of psychiatric conditions, including PTSD and Alzheimer's.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation gets $100K to ease access to childhood cancer data sciences

Dec. 19, 2018 11:24 am

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation gets $100K to ease access to childhood cancer data

The nonprofit's Childhood Cancer Data Lab created a tool called refine.bio that organizes data on specific cancer types.
What does ‘digital transformation’ mean for healthcare startups in 2019? sciences

Dec. 12, 2018 7:06 am

What does ‘digital transformation’ mean for healthcare startups in 2019?

"Telemedicine is here to stay" and other lessons from a recent Digital Business Transformation and Innovation Summit for healthcare, life science, chemical and other execs.

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