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Gene Therapy Is Giving Us Incredible New Tools to Fight Disease. How Far Can It Go?

After decades of struggle, we’re finally seeing real-world, life-changing applications right here in Philadelphia. Has medicine finally got gene therapy right?


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Now Open at Bok, a New Health Center for Philly’s Immigrant and Refugee Population

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New Study Examines How Halting Evictions Helped Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 in Philly

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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.


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Inside Penn’s Massive New Medical Equipment Sterilizing Facility

Penn Medicine’s Interventional Support Center will clean and re-package surgical supplies for their hospitals and outpatient centers.

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NextUp: The Malvern Medtech Company Working to Improve Surgical Mesh Options

TELA Bio is striving to reduce the adverse effects of hernia repair with OviTex, their biological material-based surgical mesh product.

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Newborn Babies Can Receive COVID-19 Antibodies From Mothers While in Utero, According to New Penn Study

The study conducted at Pennsylvania Hospital from April to August last year suggests that mothers who have had COVID-19 can provide some protection against the virus to their infants.

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Philly Ranked Sixth Among the Nation’s Top Markets for Life Sciences

With an established, yet continually growing market, Philadelphia is ranked among Boston, San Francisco and others on Newmark’s 2020 year-end report.

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