Coronavirus Test Available Now as COVID-19 Spreads Worldwide

March 13, 2020

In the time of the virus, it is as important as ever to remain calm and practice preventative measures. At the time of writing, WHO characterized COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) as a pandemic and has infected over 120,000 people with over 4,000 casualties. With that said, over 66,000 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have […]

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New Genomic Tests Aim to Diagnose Deadly Infections Faster

February 24, 2020

Rapid genomic tests are poised to change the way doctors diagnose and treat infections, but their cost may limit widespread use. Ryan Springer’s mystery illness began last summer with a dull ache in his chest. Over the next few days, the symptoms grew more alarming: sharp pain with every breath, a rapid heartbeat and a […]

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Inside Annovis Bio’s $13.8 Million IPO

February 5, 2020

Maria Maccecchini made no effort to hide her glee a day after her company completed a multimillion-dollar initial public stock offering. “We aren’t cash-strapped anymore,” said the founder and CEO of Annovis Bio, greeting a visitor at her Chester County office. Annovis ended up raising a total of $13.8 million from its IPO, which closed […]

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Smithfield Foods Taps Montco Animal Health Firm to Save its Bacon

January 14, 2020

MBF Therapeutics Inc., a Montgomery County company developing DNA-based immunotherapeutic vaccines for animals, has signed an agreement with Smithfield Foods to collaborate on new swine vaccines. Their goal is to develop swine vaccines with the potential to reduce the use of antibiotics in pork production and chronic disease in pigs by eliciting responses in both […]

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B.PHL Festival Highlights Innovation in Philadelphia’s Healthcare Industry

October 23, 2019

Philadelphia’s ever-expanding healthcare industry was a key topic of discussion during last week’s B.PHL Innovation Festival. A team of local titans in business, healthcare and science, including Comcast, Independence Blue Cross, and the University City Science Center, organized the three-day, citywide festival that attracted thousands of attendees across nearly 200 sessions. Through curated panel discussions, interactive workshops and other events, the […]

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As E-cigarettes Come Under Fire, Hava Health Readies a Vape Pen to Help People Quit Smoking

September 26, 2019

In a small corner on the second floor of a roughshod maker space in Philadelphia, the founders of Hava Health  are plotting the launch of what they call the first vaporizer designed for smoking cessation. Robots roam the open floors of the offices at NextFab, where Josh Israel and Devin Serago, two serial entrepreneurs and college friends, […]

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Philadelphia Cancer-Fighting Biotech Startup Raises $3.2M

September 17, 2019

Navrogen Inc., a Philadelphia biotechnology company that has set up shop on the campus of St. Joseph’s University, closed a $3.2 million financing. The convertible note financing was led by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania and a group of private investors. Navrogen plans to use the proceeds to advance its humoral immuno-oncology discovery […]

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Penn Spinoff Takes on Glaucoma with Nanotechnology-Enabled Implant

August 9, 2019

Avisi Technologies, a medical device startup spun out of the University of Pennsylvania, is working on a new way to help glaucoma patients. The Philadelphia company recently landed a $225,000 federal government grant to support its work on a nanotechnology-enabled implant called the VisiPlate, which is being developed as a defense against blindness caused by […]

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Montco Pet Medicine Company Licenses Immunotherapy Technology From UNC

August 7, 2019

MBF Therapeutics, a Montgomery County animal health company that wants to bring immunotherapy to veterinary medicine, signed an exclusive option agreement for technology developed at the University of North Carolina. Financial terms of the deal are being kept confidential. The agreement, which covers animal health applications of the technology, will allow MBF Therapeutics of Ambler […]

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NextUp: The Bioprinting Company Bringing 3D-Printed Cells to Life

July 30, 2019

Who: Philadelphia-based bioprinting company Allevi wants to help scientists create everything from cells and bones to limbs and major organs in the lab. The company, formerly known as BioBots, rebranded in 2017 after the departure of one of its original co-founders, leaving chief executive officer Ricky Solorzano at the helm. Solorzano has continued to pursue […]

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