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November 16, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

Invisible Sentinel further empowers brewing quality with launch of innovative real-time PCR assay, brewPRO

Invisible Sentinel Inc., a Philadelphia-based global molecular solutions company announces commercialization of its real-time PCR platform, Veripro™, and the first assay available on the platform, brewPRO™ for the detection of Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. brewPRO is a comprehensive, risk management detection system for beer spoiling Lactobacillus and Pediococcus.

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November 9, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

UE LifeSciences partners with GE Healthcare’s accelerator five.eight

UE LifeSciences Inc., a USA-India based med-tech startup today announced a pivotal distribution partnership with GE Healthcare to commercialize iBreastExam (iBE) in 25+ countries across South Asia, South-East Asia and Africa.

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October 23, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month Event

- ImmERge Labs, a University of Pennsylvania startup specializing in virtual and augmented reality to reimagine how the world prepares for emergencies, will host a virtual reality (VR) sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) experience at the King of Prussia Mall for members of the public (over 18 years age). October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest month nationally; SCA is a highly mortal disease state requiring quick action of CPR by the public. The public will have a chance to try out the ImmERge Labs Virtual Teachable MomentSM experience at the Microsoft King of Prussia store and receive a hands-on CPR instruction from the American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region, the Mobile CPR Project, and the Penn Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania. The event will demonstrate what to do if someone were to need CPR in a real-life situation. The Virtual Teachable MomentSM experinece was created in order to help expose bystanders to a highly realistic SCA scenario and the life-saving skill of CPR.

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October 10, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

Stressed about renting? Whose Your Landlord offers Yelp-like reviews

In this age of information, where it’s easy to find facts and statistics about nearly anything, Temple University graduate Ofo Ezeugwu found a gap: Renters struggle to find information about landlords and their properties.

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September 18, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

Oncora Medical raised $1.3 million to hire more tech staff

Center City health IT company Oncora Medical just announced it raised some follow-on capital to the tune of $1.3 million to build out its tech team. The realLIST company, based out of Center City, is calling the raise a Series Seed, a term that cofounder David Lindsay says is in reference to it being Oncora’s first equity financing.

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September 7, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

$61M payday: GSK exercises option for Adaptimmune's T-cell cancer therapy

GlaxoSmithKline has exercised its option to exclusively license the rights to research, develop, and commercialize one of Adaptimmune’s T-cell cancer therapy programs.

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September 6, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

VitalTrax’s Clinical Trial App Has Hit the Market

VitalTrax — the clinical software platform that connects patients to clinical trials — just hit another major milestone. On Wednesday, the startup announced that its clinical trial network Wing is now on the market. The network, the company’s first commercial product, includes a mobile app and online platform for listing trials and also recruiting and enrolling patients. Because the product makes health care more consumer friendly, it’s been dubbed the “OpenTable of clinical trials.”

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August 31, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

Integral Molecular Doubles Employee Headcount in Facility Expansion

Integral Molecular is about to get bigger as it embarks on an expansion that will include a doubling of its employee headcount.

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July 8, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

One Health Company balances improving biomedical research and ethical animal testing

SHARES The One Health Company, a contract research organization, understands the strong connection between pets and their owners in more ways than one. It is working to make biomedical research more efficient with a business that recognizes the similarities between certain diseases experienced by dogs and humans.

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June 19, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

Want To Speed Biomedical Research? Do It In Dog Years

Biomedical research takes a long time… Way too long for patients anxiously waiting for treatments that can keep them alive or spare them agony. So, here is an idea. How about switching research’s typical drawn-out, excruciating timeline to dog years. Dog years?

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