These five companies bring the number of residents at the Port, including businesses in life sciences and healthcare, IT and emerging technologies and support organizations, to 38, deploying more than $27 million in risk capital, and employing 93 people.
AUM LifeTech is developing novel tools for genetic manipulation using gene-silencing technology. Initially targeted for academic researchers seeking to understand biology and disease, these tools will eventually have applications in treating genetic disorders by development of Nucleic Acid based Therapeutics.
CytoVas, a diagnostic discovery company from the University of Pennsylvania’s UPStart program, uses computer algorithms to mine population data sets for new markers of disease and treatment. CytoVas is the first recipient of funding from the American Heart Association’s Science and Technology Accelerator program and is partnered with Becton Dickinson to develop a novel test to detect changes in blood vessel health, which, in addition to diagnosing disease and managing treatment, this test could help in the development of new therapies.
For more than 15 years, S-Clinica has been providing technology-based services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and contract research companies conducting clinical trials. Leveraging proprietary technology and know-how, they have supported more than 600 clinical trials in more than 80 countries, including one that involved more than 17,000 people. These clinical trials are required for the approval of new drugs treating a variety of diseases.
Choosito! is a search tool that curates the web to find information optimized and highly relevant to learning. Choosito! analyzes human language to identify resources that match the students' reading level for any school subject. Choosito! has recently received an innovation grant from NSF. Pilots are currently in progress in the US and Europe.
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