First Round Capital supports Philly tech scene, QED proof of concept program

The city of Philadelphia announced Tuesday that its Startup PHL Seed Fundwill be run by one of the top seed investors in the country — for free. First Round Capital, the University City-based seed-stage venture-capital firm co-founded by tech entrepreneur and investorJosh Kopelman, will run the fund and invest $3 million in it. The Philadelphia Industrial Development […]

Prostate cancer drug candidate funded by University City Science Center QED program

Could a compound developed by two University of Delaware faculty members be a new line of defense against prostate cancer? Robert Sikes, director of theCenter for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR) and associate professor ofbiological sciences, and John Koh, associate director of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, believe they have indeed invented a new […]

City Science Center QED POC program to fund four projects

Two digital health projects and two life science projects will receive a total of $600,000 from the University City Science Center’s QED Program, the Science Center announced December 19, 2012. Since its launch in 2009, the regionally competitive proof-of-concept program supporting technology commercialization has awarded $3 million to 16 projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and […]

Philadelphia-based University City Science Center announces call for QED program

The QED Program will award up to $200,000 to up to four projects. Sixteen projects will receive guidance from market insiders and business advisors who add a commercial development perspective as investigators develop research strategies aligned with private sector interests. To date, QED has committed $2.4 million in awards to a total of 12 projects, […]