Penn Center for Innovation

Penn at SXSW (Penn Today, March 14)

Posted on March 14, 2019 — Kat Hinkel

This is the third year the Penn Center for Innovation has led a group of University-affiliated startups to the conferences and festivals in Austin. Every March in Austin, South by Southwest—or SXSW for short—features various festivals and conferences that mesh film, music, and interactive media. For the past three years, the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI), in an…

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PCI promotes partnerships and technologies in San Francisco

Posted on February 13, 2019 — Kat Hinkel

The Penn Center for Innovation and Wharton San Francisco hosted more than 300 investors, corporate partners and Penn alumni for a program entitled Innovation@Penn: Programs and Partnerships during the recent J.P. Morgan Healthcare Investor Conference in San Francisco the first week of January.  PCI’s 4th annual event provided an opportunity to further market and build…

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Quarterly Patents (October, November, December 2018)

Posted on February 4, 2019 — Kat Hinkel

We are proud to recognize the following inventors who have been issued patents in the last quarter. Congratulations! US Patents (27) Country Principal Investigator Patent # Patent Title Issue Date United States Barton 10,111,934 IGF-1 Proteins and Therapeutic Uses Thereof  10/30/2018 United States Bennett 10,155,794 Gene Therapy for Disorders Related to Cep290  12/18/2018 United States…

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Penn Startup Companies Currently Raising Capital

Posted on January 4, 2019 — Kat Hinkel

PCI would like to share some more information about Penn startup companies that are currently raising capital. For more information on any of these companies, please visit their websites (linked below) or email PCI at pciinfo@pci.upenn.edu   Linnaeus Therapeutics – Series B Small molecule agents that modulate cellular differentiation for the treatment of cancer and…

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PCI December 2018 News Roundup

Posted on December 31, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

December 2018 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Dec 4 – Study Reveals Out-of-Classroom Experiences in High School Link to Lifelong “Service Identity” and Behaviors, Sapience Leadership Study Reveals (AP) Dec 11 –  Pennovation Center-based biotech startup raises $13M (Philadelphia Business Journal)

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PCI November 2018 News Roundup

Posted on November 30, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

November 2018 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Nov 1 – Johnson & Johnson lands at Penn (Penn Today) Nov 2 – First-of-its-kind ‘networking pod’ opens at Pennovation Center (The Daily Pennsylvanian) Nov 5 – BioNTech taps Drew Weissmann’s UPenn lab to expand into infectious disease mRNA vaccines (FierceBiotech) Nov 5 – BioNTech…

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JPOD @ Philadelphia Launches

Posted on November 2, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

On November 1, the JPOD @ Philadelphia, located in the Pennovation Center, launched. Special guests including Penn President Amy Gutmann, Mayor Jim Kenney, and JOhnson & Johnson’s Michael Sneed. Penn Today covered the event here: https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/johnson-johnson-lands-penn Watch the launch video here:

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PCI October 2018 News Roundup

Posted on October 31, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

October 2018 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Oct 2 – By the Numbers: Penn Center for Innovation (Penn Today) Oct 8 – Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD) Enters Research and Development Collaboration with University of Pennsylvania (Street Insider) Oct 11 – Reuters Top 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities – 2018 (Reuters) Oct. 16…

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Carisma Therapeutics Announces a $53 Million Series A Financing to Develop Novel CAR Macrophage Cellular Immunotherapy

Posted on October 9, 2018 — Jaime Sweet

Carisma Therapeutics Inc., formerly CARMA Therapeutics, a privately-held biotechnology company focused on the development of macrophage-based immunotherapeutics, today announced the close of a $53 million Series A financing to further expand its technology platform and rapidly drive its programs toward clinical development. The financing was led by AbbVie Ventures and HealthCap and includes existing seed investors IP…

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PCI Ventures Fall 2018 Newsletter

Posted on October 4, 2018 — Raquel Giron

Our Team Evolves Jaime Sweet Has been promoted to the Pennovation Center’s Programming Manager, where she is acting as the community’s relationship manager,  leading the programming committee, developing entrepreneurial seminars and workshops, managing the Mentor-In-Residence program, and coordinating events/content with the JPOD team…   Read More

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