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How a Pop-Up Clinic Is Working to Close Philly’s Vaccine Equity Gap

Here’s how Penn Medicine, Trinity Health, and community faith leaders collaborated on “operationalizing equity” around COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

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NextUp: The Philly Startup Using Biosensors to Combat Food Waste and Improve Supply Chains

Strella Biotechnology monitors an increase in ethylene production in fruit, signaling when produce needs to get to consumers before spoiling.

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A Pair of Penn Grads Created a Biodegradable and Flushable Home Pregnancy Test

The FDA-cleared Lia pregnancy test is discreet, eco-friendly, and 99 percent accurate.

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NextUp: The Navy Yard-Based Company Using Gene Analysis to Improve Medical Prescriptions

Precision medicine company Coriell Life Sciences is working to tailor treatment plans based on patients’ unique genetic makeups.

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Fox Chase Cancer Center Just Launched a New Institute for Cancer Epigenetics Research

The Cancer Epigenetics Institute aims to increase therapy options for cancer patients and to promote educational opportunities for students and faculty.

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Jefferson Just Received a $2M Grant to Expand Its Bioprocessing Institute

The grant will allow for a more than 40,000-square-foot addition to their biopharmaceutical and biologics education and training center.

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NextUp: The Philly Startup Developing an Artificial Tissue Substitute for Cornea Transplants

BioLattice is currently working on a prototype made from biologics and synthetic polymers.

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Rutgers Scientists Have Developed a Rapid Test That Detects COVID-19 Variants

The test is designed to work with existing RT-PCR instruments, meaning folks can now be screened for novel variants in addition to the original coronavirus.

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In New Study, Penn Researchers Find Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Heart Arrhythmia Care

Their findings reveal that Black, Latinx, and lower-income patients receive less early intervention for atrial fibrillation.

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NextUp: The Philly Company Creating a Life-Saving Device for Adrenal Crisis

SOLUtion Medical’s TwistJect device allows people living with adrenal insufficiency to quickly and safely inject rescue medication in one step.

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Excision BioTherapeutics Has Secured $60M to Proceed with HIV Clinical Trial

The Philly-based biotech company will begin human testing of EBT-101, a CRISPR-based gene editing construct developed at Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine.

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NextUp: The KOP-Based Engineering Biz Helping Create Next-Gen Medical Devices

Here’s how Neuma works to ensure pharmaceutical and medtech companies are set up for success as they bring their products to market.

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Meet Montco Mamas, a New Initiative Fighting the Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality

The program is working to improve the health and well-being of Montgomery County-based Black pregnant women, infants, and their families.

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A New Philly Program Is Connecting Underserved Students With Paid Life Science Internships

Project Onramp is seeking to bridge the opportunity gap for low-income and first-generation college students.

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Researchers at Jefferson Are Working to Improve Stroke Patients’ Long-Term Mobility With Brain Implants

Their recent clinical trial, which used implanted brain electrodes and a motorized brace to restore movement in a paralyzed arm, aims to pave the way for a fully implantable, wireless medical device.