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PCI June 2018 News Roundup

Posted on June 30, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

June 2018 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: June 7 – Ophthotech Corp (OPHT) Announces Gene Therapy Agreements with University of Florida and Penn (Street Insider) June 7 – Ophthotech’s Share Price Increases on New Collaboration (Genetics Investing News) June 24 – Flying robots, hot glass, Google, 3-D flesh, NextFab: Philly’s first Maker…

PCI May 2018 News Roundup

Posted on May 31, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

May 2018 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: May 1 – How to sustain momentum in the fight against cancer (Technically Philly) May 1 – A cancer treatment that one expert called the ‘most exciting thing I’ve seen in my lifetime’ just got approved to treat more patients (Business Insider) May 1 –…

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…

PCI March 2018 News Roundup

Posted on March 31, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

March 2018 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: March 8 – Celebrating Penn’s innovators (Penn Today) March 12 – SXSW Day 1: Philadelphia Doesn’t Want to Be the Silicon Valley of Anything (Philly Mag) March 14 – SXSW Day 2: How Philly Stands Out at the Trade Show (Philly Mag) March 19 –…

PCI February 2018 News Roundup

Posted on February 28, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

February 2018 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Feb 7 – At SXSW, a two-story ‘house’ hopes to #AmplifyPhilly (Technically Philly) Feb 20 – 12 Networking Tips for Philadelphians Who Hate Networking (PBJ) Feb 21 – Penn & Novartis: On the front line of the war on cancer (Philadelphia Business Journal) Feb 26…

PCI January 2018 News Roundup

Posted on January 31, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

January 2018 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Jan 8 – At JPM 2018: Three Challenges That Will Define Health Care’s Future (LinkedIn) Jan 16 ‐ Penn researchers identify new treatment target formelanoma (EurekAlert!) Jan 22 – Celgene to Buy Juno Therapeutics for $9 Billion (WSJ) Jan 22 – These are Philly’s top…

PCI December 2017 News Roundup

Posted on December 31, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

December 2017 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Dec. 14 –STEM startup ideas showcased at Pennovation Center (Penn Current) Dec. 14 — Navigating medical device development at every stage (Penn Current) Dec. 19 — Here’s What Was Accomplished at Penn’s Pennovation Center This Year (Philly Mag) Dec. 19 — FDA approves Spark’s gene therapy…

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%…