Penn Center for Innovation

A Center City biotech company is using an algorithm to help patients with memory loss

Posted on July 29, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Nia Therapeutics’ technology stimulates memory for patients with traumatic brain injury. On the roadmap: treating mild cognitive impairments and Alzheimer’s disease, too. Read on Philly website.

Three-dimensional printing turns fiction into medical reality

Posted on July 25, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Three-dimensional printing—sometimes called additive manufacturing—uses millions of coordinates to deposit small amounts of material in specific areas based on a computer-aided design (CAD). While the technology dates back to the mid-1980s, it’s only been in the past several years that its potential has come to the forefront, especially in the health care environment. Indeed, 3D…

‘Smart aviary’ at Pennovation Works poised to break new ground in behavioral research

Posted on July 24, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

A collaboration that has brought together biologists, engineers, and physicists from Penn centers to study the reproductive behavior of birds using machine learning in a custom-built aviary at Pennovation Works. Read more

Benchmarks Q&A with Carter Caldwell

Posted on July 18, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Penn Benchmarks (Preclinical and Discovery Science at Penn Medicine newsletter) interview with Carter Caldwell. Read more.

Philly drone startup raises $16 million, with CIA’s venture capital arm pitching in (Inquirer)

Posted on July 3, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Exyn Technologies, the Philadelphia robotics pioneers, announced Friday that the company has raised $16 million to expand operations. The privately-held tech firm founded by Vijay Kumar, the Dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s Engineering school, has long been on the forefront of aerial drone development. Read More The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 2, 2019

Leggy bots, flying bots, building bots: Here’s what Penn’s robotics hub is up to (Technically Philly)

Posted on May 21, 2019 — Kat Hinkel

Technically Philly, May 10, 2019 Celebration is critical and today we’re celebrating robots, Dean Miller said to the crowd gathered in Pennovation Center, the University of Pennsylvania’s research hub in Grays Ferry on Wednesday morning. Read More

For Philly Tech Week, a showcase for cutting-edge robots (Penn Today)

Posted on — Kat Hinkel

Penn Today, May 8, 2019 Gavin Kenneally is set to finish his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering soon, but when he stepped up to the podium yesterday before an audience of Philadelphia-area entrepreneurs and potential funders, he was wearing a different hat: co-founder of Ghost Robotics. Read More