Newest Science Center Incubator Startups Addressing a Variety of Healthcare and Technology Needs

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From 3D printing to medical imaging software, the newest residents of the University City Science Center’s Port business incubator are developing the next generation of healthcare and technology solutions.

From 3D printing to medical imaging software, the newest residents of the University City Science Center’s Port business incubator are developing the next generation of healthcare and technology solutions. ConquerAb, Immunome, and Orange Maker are each occupying lab and office space at 3624 Market Street while Keosys has taken office space at 3711 Market Street.

Spun out of MIT with IP licensed from Thomas Jefferson University, Immunome is a biotechnology company with a growing pipeline of cancer immunotherapy candidates designed to work by stimulating the body’s immune system. Immunome’s proprietary RealMAb™ technology enables the simultaneous discovery of novel cancer antigens, molecules that causes the immune system to produce antibodies, and the native human antibodies that target those antigens and neutralize them.

Originally established in Los Angles by a Drexel alumnus, Orange Maker has established an East Coast research lab here in Philadelphia. The company has created a unique process and is formulating advanced materials for professional grade 3D printing applications which enable continuous high-resolution printing, rather than the traditional layer-by-layer approach. Orange Maker was a member at ic@3401 where the company continued to leverage its relationship with Drexel University. Orange Maker participated in a six-month lab on-boarding program, receiving guidance from Drexel and the Science Center to help the company meet specific milestones before signing on as an official Port resident in January 2016.

Keosys Medical Imaging, a graduate of the Science Center’s Digital Health Accelerator, provides innovative medical imaging solutions for multisite clinical trials and telemedicine. Headquartered in France, Keosys has become a European leader in Imaging Data Management Systems and advanced medical imaging software. Keosys is participating in the Science Center’s Global Soft Landing Program which leverages the assets and resources of the Science Center and the Greater Philadelphia entrepreneurial community to help global companies establish a foothold in the region’s life sciences and technology markets.

ConquerAb is addressing undesirable immune responses to protein-based therapies. ConquerAb™ includes consulting services and a proprietary technology platform, with medical device development opportunities.

The Science Center’s Port business incubator helps emerging life sciences, physical sciences, and digital technology companies operate and grow through a suite of related programs and facilities. The Port provides co‐working spaces, cubicles, fully furnished offices, and wet and dry labs directly in the heart of the Science Center’s legacy campus at uCity Square. Beyond the physical infrastructure, Port residents are immediately plugged in to a rich network of resources where they can access the programs, the people and the support that can help grow their businesses. Port resident companies raised more than $150 million in private capital from 2009-2014.

About the Science Center
The University City Science Center is a dynamic hub for innovation, and entrepreneurship and technology development in the Greater Philadelphia region. It provides business incubation, programming, lab and office facilities, and support services for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and growing and established companies. Since it was founded in 1963, graduate organizations and current residents of the University City Science Center’s Port business incubators have created more than 15,000 jobs that remain in the Greater Philadelphia region today and contribute more than $9 billion to the regional economy annually. The Science Center is leveraging its history as the nation’s oldest and largest urban research park as it joins forces with Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty company, to expand its footprint and rebrand its physical campus as uCity Square — a true mixed-use community of ingenuity. For more information about the Science Center, go to ucscreview.org.

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