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Why a French firm bought Philly’s Invisible Sentinel and what it means for the world’s food safety

Start-up acquisitions, or exits, are rare in Philadelphia but proof of an innovative support system, says biotech executive Stephen Tang.

‘Everything is possible’ at the Philly manufacturing firm that launched a LaColombe draft latte into space

Oat Foundry specializes in building old-school split-flap boards. The 6-year-old company, however, is not pinning its hopes on those, learning early on that the ability to pivot is essential to start-ups.

France’s BioMerieux buys West Philly biotech firm for $75 million

BioMérieux is taking over a 40-person West Philadelphia-based firm that sells Veriflow DNA Signature Capturing Technology, which detects spoilage for brewers and winemakers.

Another death on Philadelphia’s Roosevelt Blvd.

The deadly accident follows a year in which traffic deaths on the massive roadway spiked.

‘He was trying to protect his mom.' Montgomery County man charged with fatal stabbing of mother’s boyfriend

Authorities say Jules Ross Jr. has admitted to stabbing Johnny Johnson, claiming it was in self-defense.

Police: Gloucester City man dies following assault in Camden

Ryan Reven died of blunt-force chest trauma. Authorities said no arrests have been made.

Philly DA Larry Krasner disinvited to speak at Yale Law conference after Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal

The decision to withdraw Krasner’s invitation was prompted in part by concerns from Harvard Law students who plan to attend the conference.

Why Manhattan health-care clothing company Care+Wear has its designs on Philadelphia

Nurses at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provided design advice on its preemie onesies; its backside-covering gowns are a hit at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

Extra day added to anonymous-donor funded interest-free loan giveaway for Philly federal workers

The anonymous donor of the $500,000 loan fund also has agreed to raise the income eligibility limit to $65,000.

Anonymous donor puts up $500,000 for interest-free loans for Philly-area federal employees

The loans cost nothing and require no cosigners. They must be repaid 90 days after the government reopens.