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A Pennsylvania House resolution urges all businesses to increase the number of women on their boards by the end of the New Year, but a new report suggests this goal may be out of reach.
Rutgers Engineers Are Developing a Breathalyzer Test for COVID-19
The fast-acting sensor is designed to identify the presence of SARS-CoV-2 from exhaled breath in 10 minutes.
Local Biopharma Company Immunome Is Developing an “Antibody Cocktail” to Fight COVID-19 Variants
Composed of three monoclonal antibodies, Immunome’s IMM-BCP-01 has demonstrated strong performance in preclinical testing.
Now Open at Bok, a New Health Center for Philly’s Immigrant and Refugee Population
Run by Jefferson Health and SEAMAAC, the Hansjörg Wyss Wellness Center offers clinical care and social services to patients, regardless of their citizenship or health insurance status.
New Study Examines How Halting Evictions Helped Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 in Philly
Researchers modeled how the pandemic could have played out very differently in Philadelphia had evictions not been banned.
Philly-Based Women’s Health Startup Stix Just Raised $3.5M in Seed Funding
The money will be used to expand Stix’s product line as well as grow their digital education platform.
Penn Medicine’s Carl June Just Won Another $1M Award for His Breakthroughs in CAR T Cell Therapy
Immunotherapy trailblazer Carl June received the 2020 Sanford Lorraine Cross Award just months after being named a Dan David Prize Laureate.
NextUp: The Radnor-Based Biopharma Company Developing a Hormone-Targeting Treatment for Hypertension
Mineralys Therapeutics just completed a $40 million Series A funding round, which will allow them to take their lead drug candidate MLS-101 into a Phase II proof-of-concept study.
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.
How M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant Ended Up a Major Donor to CHOP Research
When the show producers approached Rittenhouse residents Jay and Stacey Storm about filming in their rowhouse, the homeowners had one condition: donate the location fee to CHOP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.