Penn Center for Innovation

Philly Tech Week: PCI Round up

Posted on May 8, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

From April 27 to May 5, Philadelphia celebrated the 8th annual  Philly Tech Week. As a sponsor, Penn participated in many events, including hosting the “Grow” track at the new Introduced by Technically conference on May 3, and bringing together several departments and organizations for a trade show table at the Signature Event on Friday…

How to sustain momentum in the fight against cancer (Technically Philly, May 1, 2018)

Posted on May 1, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

  Dr. Carl June gets emotional when he remembers that moment — a historic one in science, by most accounts — when the first patient to receive experimental CAR T-cell treatment against advanced blood cancer, developed by his team, came back from the brink of death. Read More 

Reverse the Clock on Parkinson’s Disease

Posted on April 23, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

Learn about ground-breaking research from Dr. Kacy Cullen and his team

Quarterly Patents (October, November, December 2017)

Posted on January 20, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

We are proud to recognize the following inventors who have been issued patents in the last quarter. Congratulations! US Patents (22) Country PI Patent # Patent Title Issue Date United States Bryan 9,792,681 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEDICAL IMAGE ANALYSIS AND PROBABILISTIC DIAGNOSIS  10/17/2017 United States Burdick 9,827,321 Stabilizing Shear-Thinning Hydrogels  11/28/2017 United States Coukos…

PCI October 2017 News Roundup

Posted on October 31, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

October 2017 held many excellent news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Oct. 10 – Why downtown universities help fuel the urban startup ecosystem (Curbed) Oct. 10 – Hidden in plain sight: The oversized impact of downtown universities (Brookings) Oct. 11  – “Commercialization Guide” makes an impact as outreach tool for Penn (Technology Transfer…

Penn Ranked #4 by Brookings for “downtown universities by licensing deals, disclosures, licensing income, patents, and startups”

Posted on October 10, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

Report: Hidden in plain sight: The oversized impact of downtown universities Scott Andes | October 10, 2017 A new report, “Hidden in plain sight: The oversized impact of downtown universities,” compares the commercial outcomes of downtown research universities to their peers located in the suburbs or rural areas. On a per-student basis, “downtown” universities outperform in licensing…

PCI September 2017 News Roundup

Posted on September 30, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

September 2017 held many excellent news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Sept. 19 – Philly’s got nano (Technically Philly) Sept. 19 – Penn’s New Guide to Commercializing Tech a Good Step for Philly (Philly Mag) Sept. 26  – U Penn ramps up industry sponsorships as percent of funding jumps from 6% to 15%…

PCI August 2017 News Roundup

Posted on August 31, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

August 2017 held many excellent news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Aug. 18 – How HIV Became A Cancer Cure (Wall St Journal) Aug. 30 – Penn’s ‘Living Drug’ For Tough Childhood Leukemia Gains Historic Approval (Philly Voice) August 2017 – PCI Pulse (Newsletter)

Cancer’s Newest Miracle Cure (TIME, 8/10/17)

Posted on August 11, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

By Alice Park for Time Magazine, August 10, 2017 With the usual mix of anticipation and apprehension, Kaitlyn Johnson is getting ready to go to her first summer camp. She’s looking forward to meeting new friends and being able to ride horses, swim and host tea parties. She’s also a little nervous and a little scared, like…

PCI July 2017 News Roundup

Posted on July 31, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

July 2017 held many excellent news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: July 6: PCI Guide Is One-Stop Shop For University Entrepreneurs (Penncurrent) July 11: First Gene Therapy — ‘A True Living Drug’ — On The Cusp Of FDA Approval (Washington Post) July 12: F.D.A. Panel Recommends Approval For Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment (NYT) July…