Penn Center for Innovation

I-Corps Blog: Sonosolve

Posted on February 26, 2016 — Kat Hinkel

Sonosolve, one of the teams in the Spring 2016 Penn I-Corps Site Accelerator, has been documenting their experience so far.  Week 1: Catheters are used widely in medicine and surgery. Indwelling catheters may become colonized by bacteria through biofilm formation or obstructed with blood clots, proteinaceous debris, or other bodily contents requiring flushing and/or surgical…

I-Corps Blog: CPR Connect

Posted on February 23, 2016 — Kat Hinkel

CPR Connect, one of the teams in the Spring 2016 Penn I-Corps Site Accelerator, has been documenting their experience so far.  Week 1: CPR Connect, an innovative digital health technology, aims to reduce emergency response times and improve patient outcomes of cardiac arrest victims. Using a novel wearable device, our technology better locates victims of…

I-Corps Blog: TogetherCare

Posted on July 17, 2015 — Kat Hinkel

Week 1 Team TogetherCare is committed to providing an improved method for geriatric financial management by protecting against elder financial abuse. Our team currently has three members: Dr. Nalaka Gooneratne (Academic Lead), Akhil Chakravarti (Entrepreneurial Lead), and Shawn Srolovitz. Currently, elder financial fraud accounts for over $1.5 billion in annual losses, with more than half of…

I-Corps Blog: SphereVis, LLC

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Week 1 SphereVis LLC is developing a simple, generic, optical super-resolution method of imaging biological and photonic structures that can overcome the spatial resolution limitations of microscopes. The technology SphereVis is developing can provide two- to three-fold enhanced spatial resolution capabilities. The imaging resolution of a standard optical microscope is limited to ~250 nm.  Improved…

I-Corps Blog: Sharenonymous

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Week 1 Our team has set out to tackle the pervading issue of mental health on college campuses. Most of us our familiar with the increased number of suicides across the board at universities, and the list of stressors that make the four-year journey through the early years of young adulthood as challenging as ever….

I-Corps Blog: QTEK

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Week 1 QTEKTM¬ LLC provides an effective means of bestowing industrial plastics with long-lasting antimicrobial properties. QTEK is dedicated to creating a safer future by partnering with health and hygiene industry leaders to create a new landscape of product options focused on reducing infection transmission on common touch surfaces. The I-Corps team consists of Mengya…

I-Corps Blog: Paradigm Surgical

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Week 1 Incisional hernia is a significant and costly problem that affects over a quarter of a million people annually. The current state of the art to repair hernia involves suturing a piece of prophylactic mesh over the incision. This process is too time-consuming, too variable, and most importantly, it is ineffective, as 1 in…

I-Corps Blog: Maternité

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Week 1 Motherhood is one of the most joyous and special occasions of a woman’s life. Momcares’ vision is to make the whole experience more convenient and comfortable for the mother, through its products. Our first product will be a bra for nursing mothers that will make the pumping process easier, by using warming and/…

I-Corps Blog: LocalPulse PopUp Retail

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Week 1 LocalPulse Retail aims to turn vacant storefronts in urban communities into vibrant pop up stores featuring e-commerce brands. We are currently looking to partner with property owners in Center City and e-commerce businesses to accomplish this. If successful, the pop up would help provide both property and business owners with an otherwise absent…

I-Corps Blog: LocalAventura

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Blog Post 1 — Building our Pilot Program A vital point in building LocalAventura was the decision to launch a pilot program. We hoped to use this pilot to both build customer credibility and a loyal customer base, as well as to learn more about what type of client our business appeals to and how…