Penn Center for Innovation

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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Quarterly Patents (July, August, September 2018)

Posted on October 1, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

We are proud to recognize the following inventors who have been issued patents in the last quarter. Congratulations! US Patents (26) Country Principal Investigator Patent Number Patent Title Issue Date United States Amaravadi 10,048,052 Novel Bisaminoquinoline Compounds, Pharmaceutical Compositions Prepared Therefrom and Their Use  8/14/2018 United States Bushman 10,058,576 Compositions and Methods Comprising a Defined…

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PCI September 2018 News Roundup

Posted on September 30, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

September 2018 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Sept 5 – Innovation Prizewinners a Welcome Sight at Pennovation Center (Pennovation Press Release) Sept 6 – Top 20 translational researchers of 2017 (Nature Biotechnology) Sept 8 – Philly’s Spark Therapeutics Is Revolutionizing Medicine (Philly Mag) Sept 12 – These Philly companies got nods from…

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PCI August 2018 News Roundup

Posted on August 31, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

August 2018 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: August 1 – Red blood cell ‘hitchhikers’ offer new way to transport drugs to specific targets (Penn Today) August 13 – They Thought Hemophilia Was a ‘Lifelong Thing.’ They May Be  Wrong. (NYT) August 27 – Novartis receives European Commission approval of its CAR-T cell…

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PCI July 2018 News Roundup

Posted on July 31, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

July 2018 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: July 9 – Power Moves: CloudMine’s founder has a new gig (Technically Philly) July 18 – Johnson and Johnson picks Penn for research node (Inquirer) July 18 – University of Pennsylvania announces agreement with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to launch JPOD @ Philadelphia (Penn Today)…

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PCI’s National Reach

Posted on July 25, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

During the 2018 Fiscal Year, PCI traveled to four different locations throughout the United States to share Penn technologies and companies with a broader audience.   South By Southwest (SXSW)   PCI led Penn’s presence at the SXSW Interactive Conference in March 2018 highlighting the technology, startups, and facilities that support innovation and entrepreneurship at…

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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…

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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 –…

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