COVID19

After a Pandemic Growth Spurt, COVID-19 Test Maker Biomeme is Moving its HQ to North Broad and Looking to the Future

April 6, 2021

About this time last year, Biomeme — makers of a rapid COVID-19 test and other diagnostic hardware — had about 35 people in its 10th and Chestnut streets HQ. Enter a global pandemic. The company, now about 280 employees across the U.S. and about 120 in the Philadelphia region, has outgrown its office. It will […]

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Roundtrip’s Vaccine Access Program Can Help Get People to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

March 1, 2021

Americans are in the midst of the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccination rollout. Locally, there have been failures, such as Philly Fighting COVID, as well as signs of hope, like the work of the Black Doctors Consortium, which recently organized a 24-hour vaccination event event at the Liacouras Center. What has been less discussed is how people […]

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Mental Health Tech Company Neuroflow Raised a $20M Series B Amid Pandemic Growth

January 13, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic isn’t just one of public health, but mental health, as well. One Philly company has seen growth as it aims to combat these spikes in depression and anxiety. NeuroFlow, a tech-enabled behavioral health platform has raised a $20 million Series B round of financing to keep up with the growth its seen […]

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Philadelphia Edtech Company Digitability Launches New Training Tool as Demand Surges

December 10, 2020

Michele McKeone watched through Instagram as her friends learned new recipes and picked up quarantine hobbies when the Covid-19 pandemic brought the world to a halt in March. At the same time, her Philadelphia edtech company Digitability was suddenly moving at a breakneck speed. “We’ve been busier than ever,” she said. School districts are federally […]

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Navy Yard Returns to its Roots While Some Philly Start-Ups Depart for the Suburbs

November 9, 2020

Twenty years after far-sighted officials began marketing the former naval base in South Philadelphia as the Navy Yard business center for growing private firms, its largest employer is — the Navy. Of the 15,000 men and women who officials say work in the new and repurposed buildings on the Delaware River at the foot of […]

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The Pandemic Helped Fuel Philly’s Already Growing Life Sciences Sector, CBRE Report Shows

October 22, 2020

While the world watched the science industry research and battle the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philadelphia region slid into a higher ranking on the top U.S. life sciences market, a report by real estate firm CBRE shows. The region placed eighth among the country’s top life sciences clusters in 2019, and this year, it rose to […]

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Strados Labs Awarded Competitive Small Business Innovation Grant from the National Science Foundation

August 18, 2020

Strados Labs has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $224,470 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on a smart wearable platform for remote respiratory monitoring: building better technologies for telemedicine in the age of COVID-19. This leading-edge technology from Strados Labs is used to […]

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Mobile Platform Partners with Companies to Launch Rent Relief Program

August 13, 2020

The owner of a mobile platform is stepping up to help families struggling to pay their rent amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ofo Ezeugwu, the CEO and founder of Whose Your Landlord, has partnered with Walmart and other companies on a rent relief program. He said he is targeting his efforts toward Black households because they […]

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This Tech CEO Raised a $1M Seed Round While Treating Covid-19 patients, and Relying on Her Own Product

July 29, 2020

During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in Philadelphia, tech entrepreneur Dr. Subha Airan-Javiaspent weeks taking care of recovering Covid-19 patients at a local long-term acute care facility. Not only did she and her fellow clinicians rely on the product she created, in-patient workflow management app TrekIT Health, she was also busy raising a $1 […]

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NextUp: The Local Company Unlocking the Mysteries of Brain Disease

June 30, 2020

Who: Maria Maccecchini was a young scientist in her early twenties when she first became fascinated with the idea of cell death, the process through which human cells stop functioning. At the time, science students like Maccecchini were taught that while most human cells, like skin cells, can divide or replace themselves many times before […]

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