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Healthcare Data Decurity

Plugging the Holes in Healthcare Data Security

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Six for Six: Scott Snyder, PhD.

   
Corporate

Safeguard Scientifics joins ic@3401 as its first Sustaining Member

A number of developments in University City’s startup ecosystem are aligning—all to the benefit of Philadelphia’s burgeoning community of entrepreneurs. Drexel University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania are teaming up to create a $10 million early stage seed fund that will support spin-off companies from the University. Concurrent with the launch of the new fund, Ben Franklin…

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Healthcare

Making Philadelphia the Global Leader in Health Care Innovation

Today, the CEO Council for Growth announced that its Health Care Innovation Collaborative has launched an open call for innovators across the United States to work with its founding member organizations to tackle problems associated with chronic disease. Those who submit ideas at www.GreaterThanHealthCare.com may be selected to present their ideas to founding member organizations, and, ultimately, work directly with…

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Technology

Cask: Accelerating the development and deployment of production Hadoop applications

Data volumes are multiplying at an astronomical rate, making Hadoop—the industry standard open source software framework for large-scale data applications—an exceptionally fast growing market. Cask Data, Inc. is the open source software company that helps developers deliver enterprise-class Apache® HadoopTM solutions more quickly and effectively. Yesterday, we announced that Safeguard led a $20 million Series B financing for Cask, having deployed…

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Corporate

Safeguard Scientifics has moved!

We’re thrilled to announce that effective today, Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) now resides in our new home in Radnor, Pennsylvania. To support Safeguard’s strategic vision and future growth, we selected this location based on its accessibility to Philadelphia as well as the Philadelphia International Airport, mass transit and major highways. The new office is intended to provide a more collaborative and efficient space for…

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Healthcare

Transformative Insight into Healthcare

Tonight, members of our team along with members of the Greater Philadelphia area business community will gather together to honor those individuals and companies transforming the health care industry. Our very own Gary J. Kurtzman, MD is being honored with the ‘Individual Innovator of the Year’ award. Gary has led a distinguished 30+ year career in advancing innovation in healthcare and…

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