Health

PolyCore Therapeutics Awarded Supplemental NINDS Grant to Understand the Effects of its Lead Compound, PCT-3012, to Treat Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimer’s disease

May 17, 2021

PolyCore Therapeutics LLC, a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for patients suffering from dyskinesia and cognitive impairment associated with neurodegenerative disorders, today announced that it has been awarded a $456,000 Phase II SBIR supplemental grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund research of […]

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Temple Spinout ExpressCells Adds New Investors to Meet ‘Rapidly Growing Demand’

April 12, 2021

ExpressCells, a gene editing technology company spun out of Temple University, has raised $590,500 in an equity financing. Founded in 2018, ExpressCells is using its own proprietary genome editing technology in combination with CRISPR to create advanced “knock-in” cell lines to enhance drug discovery and support other types of biological research. The speed of the […]

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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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FemBeat: Lia Launches Its FDA-Approved, Flushable And Biodegradable Pregnancy Test On The Market

March 15, 2021

We’ve seen quite a lot of innovation in the feminine and intimate care space. From CBD-infused, organic tampons to vegan condoms, sustainability is at the core of women’s health startups. One product category that hasn’t seen much disruption, however, is the pregnancy test. According to diagnostics startup Lia, these plastic-made products create about two million […]

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Six Years in the Making, Lia Diagnostics Introduces its Flushable and Discreet Home Pregnancy Test

March 12, 2021

Six years after the Philadelphia company’s founding, Lia Diagnostics is bringing to market on Thursday what it calls the first “earth-friendly” home pregnancy test. Founded by Bethany Edwards and Anna Couturier, Lia is looking to disrupt a market sector in the U.S. that has about 12 million unique purchasers every year with a product that […]

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Virus-Fighting Company Aimed at Knocking out HIV Raises $60M

February 17, 2021

A $60 million funding round will help a biotech company start an early-stage clinical trial aimed at chronic HIV infection. Excision BioTherapeutics, with offices in San Francisco and Philadelphia, said the round was led by GreatPoint Ventures and included existing investor ARTIS Ventures plus new investors Adjuvant Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Anzu Partners, Cota Capital, […]

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Inspirational Women Leaders Of Tech: Christina Lopes of FidoCure On The Five Things You Need To Know In Order To Create A Very Successful Tech Company

January 29, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive in, our readers would love to learn a bit more about you. Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? My career has always been mission-focused. Having grown up between Brazil, the US and […]

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Temple Spinoff Express Cells Secures First Patent for Gene-Editing Technology

January 21, 2021

A three-year-old Philadelphia genetic engineering company spun out of Temple University has secured its first patent for its core gene-editing technology. ExpressCells was awarded the U.S. patent for its “Fast-HDR” gene editing technology, developed to create advanced cell lines for drug discovery. The inventor on the technology covered by the patent is Dr. Oscar Perez […]

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These are the Top Fintech (Financial Technology) Companies in Pennsylvania (2021)

January 19, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Pennsylvania based Fintech (Financial Technology) companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Fintech (Financial Technology) industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to […]

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Strados Labs Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance For Its Wireless Lung Sound Measurement Platform, RESP™

December 29, 2020

Strados Labs, a health technology developer of remote respiratory devices and software, today announced it has received FDA Class II 510(k) clearance for its first product, RESP™, a system for measuring, recording and analyzing lung sounds remotely across healthcare settings. The RESP™ system has been used in clinical trials to help researchers quantify changes in […]

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