Like humans, companies start small and evolve. But instead of birth, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, they mature from intellectual capital to incubation, bootstrapping to venture capital, startup to established enterprise. We take a look at that process via four Philly companies.
Researchers at Penn State University have developed a faster and less expensive DNA sequencing method that has led to a surprising finding. The technique works for any species, so it can be used to study male infertility disorders and male-specific mutations.
The earliest civilizations knew how to weave fiber into textiles. But those products bear little resemblance to the high-tech "functional fabrics" being engineered in Philadelphia -- these miraculous materials can see, hear, sense and communicate.
Tech zillionaire and philanthropist Sean Parker has made a massive contribution to cancer research, establishing the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at six of the nation's top medical schools and cancer centers, including the University of Pennsylvania.
The head of the Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare in Philadelphia talks about his thought-provoking article, the strong reaction and what he and his colleagues really meant to say.