Category: Life Sciences
Oct 23

Grooming the next big thing at Ben Franklin Technology Partners

This iconic Pennsylvania institution has been taking startups from great idea to thriving company since 1983, contributing billions to the state's economy. Check out four businesses — one for each of BFTP's regional headquarters — taking advantage of its incubation and acceleration resources to thrive, whether developing next-generation pregnancy tests, fighting bedbugs or saving lives with stroke prevention.

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Oct 16

Pennsylvania zoos save animals here and across the globe

From a blind elephant seal in Pittsburgh to an entire population of endangered butterflies near Hershey, the state's zoos are jumping in to help the world's wildlife. It's all part of a national movement that has these beloved institutions emphasizing education and conservation.

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Aug 29

Q&A: The Science Center's Wenyong Wang

The West Philadelphia institution's new Vice President of Science and Technology has a wealth of experience in both finance and the life sciences industry. He chats with Keystone Edge about taking the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem from 'good to great.'

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Jul 27

State College startup helps turf grow tough

Started while the founder was still a Penn State student, Phospholutions has developed a product that boosts the survival rate of transplanted seedlings, makes them more drought-resistant and reduces the environmental consequences of wasted fertilizer. They're coming to a golf course or playing field near you.

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Jul 12

Bugging Out: A revamped local museum uses insects and butterflies to teach science

After years as a showcase for creepy critters, the rebranded Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion is expanding its exhibits and its ambitions. From a room filled with 8,000 butterflies to the world's largest centipedes, this hidden gem offers up educational opportunities and fun galore -- just try to keep your kid out of the climb-through lizard terrarium.

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