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Here’s How the City Is Preparing to Distribute a COVID-19 Vaccine Once One Is Ready

Several vaccines for the novel coronavirus could be ready by mid-December. Here’s what — and how long — it’ll take to make them accessible to those who need them most.


Meet the Founder of Philly’s First Black-Owned Biotech Manufacturer

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Philadelphia’s Citywide Innovation Fest to Return for a Second Year

B.PHL’s chief planner, Michelle Histand, says the festival will be bigger and better in 2020. Here’s what you can expect to see.


Why the FTC Wants to Block the Jefferson-Einstein Merger

One expert says the the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint is itself enough to kill the proposed deal.

NextUp: This New Voice Assistant Tells You When to Take Your Meds

Move over, Siri and Alexa. WellBe is here to take the virtual assistant market to new heights with at-home healthcare support.


Inside Penn Med’s Legendary Wilderness Medicine Course

The class challenges students to be leaders in the face of large-scale emergencies and natural disasters.


NextUp: The Company Using Gene Therapy to Cure Rare Skin Conditions

Castle Creek Biosciences is developing several treatments that may provide relief for “Butterfly Children” and others living with rare genetic diseases.


NextUp: The Company Fighting Hard-to-Treat Bacterial Infections

Venatorx Pharmaceuticals is leading the race to develop new antibiotics before the next drug-resistant superbug spreads.

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La Salle University, Merck Partner to Prepare Students for Careers in Life Science Industry

With an innovative curriculum, the partnership offers faster paths to careers in the growing 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.

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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.

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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.

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