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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.
A New Cannabis Study Is Launching in Philly — For Your Dog
The first-of-its-kind study wants to determine whether CBD can relieve symptoms of arthritis in dogs.
NextUp: The Local Company Expanding Access to Breast Exams
UE LifeSciences developed the iBreastExam, a handheld, battery-operated device, that provides easy access to breast cancer screening.
Beyonce’s Dad Has Breast Cancer. So Do Thousands of Other Men in America
In light of the recent news, Penn oncologist Susan Domcheck debunks a few myths about men and breast cancer.
This Lifelike Brain Could Help Doctors Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury
Villanova University professor Dr. Qianhong Wu has invented a "Smart Brain" that simulates exactly what happens in the brain during head injuries.
NextUp: The Local Company Pioneering Personalized Medicine for Dogs
By treating canines as patients, the One Health Company wants to cure cancer in dogs and eventually in people.
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Those MOMobiles
Advocates with Philly nonprofit Maternity Care Coalition hit the road to visit pregnant women and new moms at home and in prison.
GlaxoSmithKline Unveils $120 Million Renovation at Upper Merion Campus
The refurbished facility features next-generation technologies designed to streamline R&D and the manufacturing of new medicines.
NextUp: Context Therapeutics Wants to Eradicate Hormone-Driven Cancer
The local company is launching a series of clinical trials that could lead to new treatments for breast cancer and other hormone-induced diseases.
Robots Are Taking Over Rehabilitative Medicine
Philly expert Dr. Alberto Esquenazi, who switches between a prosthetic arm and hook, says the bionics boom is not only good but also necessary.
Oncologist Edith Mitchell Wins PHL Life Sciences Ultimate Solution Award
The Thomas Jefferson University leader has dedicated her career to healthcare parity.
NextUp: The Local Company Making Clinical Trials More Accessible
With automated payment technology, Greenphire is making it easier to enroll and get paid for participating in clinical trials.
Merck Selects Philadelphia for Safer Childbirth Cities Initiative
The nationwide initiative will fund nine city projects aimed at ending preventable maternal deaths.
Former Spark Therapeutics COO Appointed CEO of Imvax
John Furey helped propel Spark to a groundbreaking FDA approval. Can he do the same for another Philly biotech company?
NextUp: The Local Company Modernizing Disease Diagnosis
Proscia has developed software and artificial intelligence tools to make pathology more accurate and efficient.
Why the $4.3 Billion Spark Therapeutics Deal Is Still Delayed
Spark Therapeutics board member Steve Altschuler shares his thoughts on the challenges of big pharma acquisitions.