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Phila. med tech startup working on multimillion dollar government contract

May 19, 2016

In a recent job notice on its website, med tech startup Biomeme announced it’s working on a multimillion dollar contract with the U.S. government. Biomeme’s co-founder, Jesse van Westrienen, declined to elaborate further citing the deal’s ongoing negotiations, but such a partnership would be a big win for one of Philadelphia’s most promising startups, which […]

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Montco firm targeting neurodegenerative diseases raises $1.6M

May 19, 2016

Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday it has completed a private stock sale that raised $1.6 million. Investors in the equity financing included Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania. The proceeds from the financing will be used by the Radnor-based company to advance the development of its lead compound MP101, a neuro-protective agent. The money will also […]

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The Biomeme System Turns Any iPhone Into A Mobile DNA Lab

April 28, 2016

Biomeme has developed a device that turns any iPhone into a mobile DNA lab to accurately perform tests to identify things like microbes, infectious contaminants, foodborne pathogens and genetic mutations. This innovation looks to change the way DNA analysis is conducted. “Everything got [sic] DNA that’s living, so the number of applications are endless,” Jesse […]

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Record Number of Providers, Payers and Partners Gather at the InstaMed 2016 User Conference

March 24, 2016

InstaMed, healthcare’s most trusted payments network, announced today that it will welcome the largest gathering to date of providers, payers and partners at the InstaMed 2016 User Conference on April 5, 2016. The event will take place at The Franklin Institute, a renowned Philadelphia landmark. The InstaMed 2016 User Conference will focus on leveraging the […]

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Oncora Medical could soon change how doctors treat cancer patients

March 14, 2016

Oncora Medical is showing all the signs of a startup about to rattle the marketplace to its core, says the company’s Dreamit Health mentor Steve Barsh. “They’re a great team solving a really big problem,” he said, not to mention Oncora just raised $1.2 million in seed capital from San Francisco-based iSeed Ventures, Philadelphia’s BioAdvance […]

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How a video game company from Drexel is helping kids with cerebral palsy

March 11, 2016

Cofounded by a pair of professors, Enable Games uses video games for physical therapy. For Drexel physical therapist Margaret O’Neil, one big challenge is coming up with exercises that are both physically and intellectually stimulating for her cerebral palsy patients. Using active video games — games controlled by the body — is relatively new and unproven territory for her. […]

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How Philadelphia’s tech scene helped Oncora Medical raise $1.2 million

March 10, 2016

No early-stage capital in Philly? This digital health company will make you rethink that. Oncora Medical just closed a seed round of $1.2 million from investors like Philadelphia’s BioAdvance, San Francisco’s iSeed Ventures and Wisconsin-based oncology entrepreneur Dr. Thomas “Rock” Mackie, but they say they couldn’t have done it without early financial support from the […]

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Where Are They Now? Startup Battlefield Company BioBots

February 29, 2016

When we last saw BioBots, company CEO Danny Cabrera took to the Disrupt stage to pitch his 3D printer for living cells to our panel of judges in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY 2015. Cabrera showed off his company’s debut 3D bioprinter, and actually printed out a living 3D model of Vincent Van Gogh’s […]

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Optofluidics Announces Major Updates for the NT Surface

February 26, 2016

Optofluidics reveals two upcoming features that improve their the state-of-art nanoparticle analysis tool the NT Surface. Optofluidics, a Philadelphia-based nanotech startup, announced today two upcoming features for their state-of-art nanoparticle analysis tool, the NT Surface, that will dramatically improve system ease of use and walk-away automation. Auto-Coupling The NT Surface will now ship with a […]

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Video Game Therapy — Drexel Professors Design Games For Cerebral Palsy Patients

February 23, 2016

While video games have often been saddled with the reputation of promoting a sedentary lifestyle, a group of Drexel University professors see the digital diversions as a way of helping patients with cerebral palsy to keep on moving. The professors, with expertise ranging from game design to movement science, physical therapy and biomedical engineering, recently […]

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