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Month: July 2021

Philadelphia-area VC funding smashes annual record just halfway through 2021

Philadelphia-area firms raised $3.1 billion in venture capital funding during the first half of 2021, already smashing an annual record set two years ago.

Introducing the 2021 Pennovation Accelerator Eco-Impact Cohort

The 2021 Pennovation Accelerator officially launched Monday, July 12th for the program's fourth summer!

Regional collaborations emerge to address the biomanufacturing workforce crisis

In Philadelphia alone, cell and gene therapy and gene editing companies are preparing to add more than 1,100 new employees per year for the next decade, a net gain of more than 6,000 new workers.

Low-cost Electrochemical Advanced Diagnostic COVID test research published in PNAS

Latest research by Penn Medicine's Cesar de la Fuente, PhD, on the low cost COVID test in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:

Latest ‘organ-on-a-chip’ is a new way to study cancer-related muscle wasting

Studying drug effects on human muscles just got easier thanks to a new “muscle-on-a-chip,” developed by a team of researchers from Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and Inha University

New microfluidic device delivers mRNA nanoparticles a hundred times faster

With a ‘liquid assembly line,’ Penn researchers have produced mRNA-delivering-nanoparticles significantly faster than standard microfluidic technologies.

PACT Recognizes Technology, Healthcare and Life Sciences Innovation and Leaders in the Philadelphia Region at the 2021 Enterprise Awards

Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies culminated two days celebrating the region’s technology, healthcare and life sciences innovators and leaders at the 2021 Enterprise Awards.

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