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Sep 17

Q&A: New Science Center President and CEO Stephen Zarrilli

There's a new head honcho at this West Philadelphia institution. Keystone Edge chatted with him about his varied resume, his greatest successes and failures, the best ways to foster innovation, and how he plans to bridge the gap between the local community and the Science Center.

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Jul 25

Putting some mussels into PA rivers

An exciting partnership is working to breed, grow and release freshwater mussels into Philadelphia's Schuylkill River. Each one of these magical mollusks can filter up to 20 gallons of water per day, providing an essential service to our state's aquatic ecosystems.

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Apr 3

A major player in Philly tech moves on

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.

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Feb 27

A Philly company disrupts the home pregnancy test

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.

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Jan 9

The place to be for Philly's entrepreneurs

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.

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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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