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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: This Company Is Using Gene Therapy to Target Rare Eye Diseases
Ocugen has developed a new platform that could help bring greater attention to underserved areas of ophthalmology.
Inside a Philly Firm’s Quest to Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine
With a $9 million grant, Inovio Pharmaceuticals is testing a unique immunotherapy approach to defeat the outbreak.
NextUp: The Health Tech Company Eliminating Hospital Discharge Delays
Repisodic has developed a technology solution to help patients and their families make smarter, faster decisions about post-acute care.
Biotech Tour: Inside the Newly Rehabbed Spring House Innovation Park
With a $100 million investment, MRA Group hopes to turn the suburban research campus into an energy-efficient innovation hub.
NextUp: Galera Is Reducing the Negative Side Effects of Radiation Therapy
The local company is developing solutions that can improve treatment and outcomes for cancer patients.
The Emergency Room Is the New Place to Register to Vote
Einstein Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in the nation to allow visitors to register to vote with kiosks on site.
5 Predictions for Philadelphia’s Cell and Gene Therapy Sector in 2020
Independence Health Group CEO and Chamber of Commerce chairman Dan Hilferty shares his forecast for the growth of the region’s bustling health care ecosystem.
Tridiuum’s Digital Health Platform Is Strengthening Patient-Provider Connections
The company wants to eradicate suicide by creating technologies that improve the bond between mental health patients and their providers.
Philly-Area Mom Gives Birth After Receiving Uterus From Deceased Donor
It is the first baby born as part of Penn Medicine’s ongoing trial to help women give birth following uterus transplantation.
Genomind’s Genetic Test for Mental Health Is Now at Acme Pharmacies
Patients can access the testing service to determine how they might respond to various psychiatric drugs.
NextUp: The Penn Spinout Inventing the Next Generation of Surgical Tools
Verix Health is developing a suite of steerable surgical needles to enable minimally invasive treatment of hard-to-reach cancer tumors.
NextUp: 5 Philly Biotech and Pharma Companies to Watch in 2020
From pivotal clinical trials to major partnerships, these five Philly companies made the most of 2019. Here’s what they’ve got planned for 2020.
The Top 5 Healthcare Stories of 2019
In its inaugural year, NextHealth PHL covered the latest and best innovations in Philly’s biotech and life sciences scene.
This New IVF Treatment Is a Cheaper Option for Infertility Patients
INVOcell, an FDA-approved fertility treatment now offered at Main Line Fertility, costs roughly 40 percent less than traditional In Vitro Fertilization.
NextUp: The Startup Making Specialized Footwear for Nurses
Clove worked with top medical experts to design a sneaker that meets the unique needs of nurses and other healthcare professionals.