The founder of Group K Diagnostics discovered that two-thirds of clinical decisions are based on lab results, yet a staggering 77 percent of abnormal results are never communicated to patients and seven percent are never even read by a healthcare provider. She set out to solve that problem.
Hurricane Sandy was the push these two coffee experts needed to open their own shop, and Philadelphia was the right place. They recently added an off-site roastery, providing beans to both the cafe and other local businesses.
After 10 years at the University City Science Center, Steve Tang is leaving to tackle a new opportunity. A child of immigrants, cancer survivor and trained engineer, he offers a unique perspective on Philadelphia's growth and why it's important to make sure less affluent parts of the city aren't left behind.
A groundbreaking program at the UPenn School of Veterinary Medicine uses innovative and dog-friendly methods to train pups for jobs as varied as law enforcement, disease detection, search-and-rescue, and stolen artifact retrieval.
It's been 40 years since the first home tests hit the market, which means innovation is long overdue. This PA startup has developed a flushable, biodegradable, compostable product that offers the gift of ease and discretion to women everywhere.
A global network for the startup community has a new home in Philadelphia. Housed in the under-construction 3675 Market Street, Venture Café at Quorum will offer a slate of programming and a raft of connections for local innovators.
With a new name and a new goal, this longstanding Philadelphia institution is continuing its mission to promote sustainable design and construction, while spearheading an ambitious effort to foster a greener city by cutting energy, water use and emissions in half.