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Seven Healthcare Startups Selected to Participate in University City Science Center’s First Digital Health Accelerator
Date:7/14/2014

esident and CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA. “It is a testament to the Greater Philadelphia region’s growing prominence as a hub for health IT that these promising early-stage companies value access to the breadth of supportive resources and the strong local market. In turn, their innovative technologies will have a positive impact on the Commonwealth’s economy, and the health of its citizens.”

“Pennsylvania and particularly Philadelphia are the birthplace of American innovation,” said Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker. “The Corbett administration is proud to partner with organizations like the University City Science Center and support initiatives like the DHA which continue to build on our heritage of helping to take dreams from an idea to a scientific breakthrough that changes the health of the world.”

Applications were reviewed by the DHA selection committee, which is comprised of individuals who represent the entire healthcare ecosystem, including payers, providers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, academia, investors, and more. In order to be accepted into the DHA, applicants had to have a product in prototype stage (or beyond) that was ready to be put into the hands of users. Applicants’ connectivity with local academic institutions and revenue potential was also considered.

“Philadelphia is a hub of healthcare excellence and offers the ideal setting for healthcare startup companies to pilot and commercialize their products,” says Ming Fang, Principal of the Healthcare deal team at

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