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How Can the City Protect Residents From Extreme Heat Amid COVID? Philly Health Experts Have Ideas

As Philadelphia enters weeks of 90-degree days, the city is faced with two crises at once: heat exposure and the coronavirus.


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Inovio Embroiled in Lawsuits Around Its Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

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Philly Nonprofit Offers Free Self-Test Kits to Encourage HIV Testing at Home

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



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Oncologist Edith Mitchell Wins PHL Life Sciences Ultimate Solution Award

The Thomas Jefferson University leader has dedicated her career to healthcare parity.

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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.

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Merck Selects Philadelphia for Safer Childbirth Cities Initiative

The nationwide initiative will fund nine city projects aimed at ending preventable maternal deaths.

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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?

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NextUp: The Local Company Modernizing Disease Diagnosis

Proscia has developed software and artificial intelligence tools to make pathology more accurate and efficient.


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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.

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Q&A: NeuroFlow and Genomind Team Up to Advance Mental Health Care

The two local companies are combining new tech and genetic testing to improve outcomes for patients.

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Biotech Tour: Inside the New Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing

The first-of-its-kind space boasts a 25,000-square-foot training facility that could help close the local bioprocessing workforce gap.

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Ben Franklin Tech Partners Wins Grant to Boost Philly Life Sciences

The funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce will bring more than $1 million and 100 jobs to the region.

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