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.
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.
This Lehigh Valley company has built an air filtration system that drastically increases success rates in the IVF laboratory. Now they're looking to take that technology into other sensitive spaces in the health care and life sciences sectors.
Ten early-stage companies in the physical and life sciences and information technology sectors have received $2 million in investments from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania.