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Celebrating Scientific Innovation in Philadelphia

CSL Behring-sponsored Nucleus Awards honor region’s groundbreakers.

Nucleus Award Winners University City Science Center

Philadelphia’s University City Science Center was founded with a vision of giving a push to innovative ideas and promising technology with a goal of improving the world and providing an economic driver to the region.

The Science Center’s Nucleus Awards presented by CSL Behring – located in nearby King of Prussia, Pennsylvania – illustrate that mission by honoring leaders and groundbreakers in Philadelphia and beyond. The Science Center has announced this year’s honorees, each of whom have left their mark on the local community.

This year’s recipients include:

  • Benjamin Doranz, President and CEO of Integral Molecular
  • Aurora Archer, Co-Founder of The Bellatrix Group and Opt-In Podcast
  • Sylvester Mobley, Founder and CEO of Coded By Kids

CSL Behring is serving as presenting sponsor of this year’s Nucleus Awards. The sponsorship is part of a growing relationship between the biotechnology leader and the Science Center. CSL Behring recently opened a laboratory at the center and Bill Mezzanotte, Executive Vice President, Head of R&D and Chief Medical Officer for CSL Behring was recently named to the Science Center Board of Directors.

“This year’s honorees exemplify the very best of what our region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has to offer in our shared pursuit of improving the lives of people around the world,” said Mezzanotte. He added that the Nucleus winners offer “outstanding examples of the tangible impact that novel technologies can have on quality of life, economic development and societal welfare.”

For more on the recipients and to register to watch a free livestream of the Sept. 22 award presentation, visit