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Penn's Kiran Musunuru talks to us about the technology that has been both praised and criticized for its ability to alter human DNA and potentially cure disease.
NextHealth PHL covers the healthcare industry in Philadelphia and the work of scientists, doctors, and healthcare companies in Cellicon Valley. NextHealth PHL puts a special emphasis on healthcare news in the vibrant cell and gene therapies sector.
NextUp: ChromaTan Is Making Biologic Manufacturing More Cost-Effective
The local company has invented a chromatography technique that could save biotech companies millions of dollars.
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Cancer Screening
During Cancer Screen Week, the American Cancer Society’s Carmen Guerra talked to us about how to ensure equal access to preventative cancer screenings.
Here’s What Health Professionals Can Learn From Instagram Influencers
A new study from researchers at Drexel University found that narrative posts on Instagram may be an effective tool in curbing misinformation about vaccines.
NextUp: The Philly Company Improving Indoor Air Quality
Through a partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Airthinx is also bettering how we monitor and treat young children with asthma.
The Shortage of Black Male Doctors Is Medicine’s Real Emergency
Here’s what Temple and other Philadelphia colleges and universities are doing to put more black men in white coats.
NextUp: How Clinlogix Is Making Clinical Trials Faster and More Efficient
Using innovative tools like blockchain, this local clinical research service organization is helping companies bring new therapies to patients sooner.
How Researchers Are Using AI to Improve Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis
A new study by Jefferson researchers used artificial intelligence on images of thyroid growths to predict the risk of cancer.
This Non-Drug Therapy Could Replace Opioids for Pain Management
MossRehab is the first in the region to use the SPRINT endura Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) System, a promising new therapy for acute and chronic pain.
NextUp: The Company Improving Epileptic Seizure Diagnosis
Cognizance has developed a diagnostic test to accurately detect the difference between seizures and other neurological conditions.
The American Heart Association’s Annual Conference Comes to Philly This Weekend
Penn’s Tom Cappola tells us about the latest clinical trials and medical breakthroughs to be announced during AHA’s Scientific Sessions.
Philly Global Startup Accelerator Opens Enrollment for New Cohort
The program supports companies seeking to improve a civil service or the health of a population through technology with an eye on global expansion.
NextUp: The Local Company Using CBD to Treat Autism
Zynerba is testing a CBD gel for the treatment of behavioral symptoms associated with Fragile X Syndrome, the most common genetic cause of autism.
Q&A: Everything You Need to Know About the Future of CRISPR-Cas9
Penn’s Kiran Musunuru talks to us about the technology that has been both praised and criticized for its ability to alter human DNA and potentially cure disease.
Here Are the Early Results From the First U.S. CRISPR Trial for Cancer
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania launched the first-ever clinical trial to genetically edit the immune cells of cancer patients using the technology.
NextUp: The Company Fighting Drug-Resistant Superbugs
Nabriva has developed a new antibiotic to treat community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and is pioneering new treatments for other infectious diseases.