Penn Center for Innovation

NextUp: The Penn spinout inventing the next generation of surgical rools

Posted on January 6, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Verix Health is developing a suite of steerable surgical needles to enable minimally invasive treatment of hard-to-reach cancer tumors. Read More (On Philadelphia Magazine online)

Evan and the chocolate factory

Posted on January 3, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Engineering student Evan Weinstein fixated on the idea of liberating bespoke chocolates from the confines of both the bar and the mold. Rather than cast a chocolate shape, why not build it? Cocoa Press is his solution. Read more on Penn Today

A gift for disruption: Visionary Roderick Wong gives back to PennHealthX

Posted on January 2, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Roderick Wong, M’03, came to the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) with a vision for a broader type of education and impact than the traditional physician route. This year, he made headlines when he gave a $6 million gift to endow the Roderick T. Wong PennHealthX Program, one of the largest single gifts to support medical…

Behavioral health platform NeuroFlow just closed a $7.5 M Series A

Posted on December 16, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The company said it plans to use the round to add employees in its sales, marketing and data science departments, and to further develop its mental health platform. Read more on Philly

Penn Vet scientists receive two of six PCI Annual Commercialization Awards

Posted on December 9, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Three researchers from the School of Veterinary Medicine are among the recipients of the annual Innovation awards from the PCI, which recognizes the six most significant scientific discoveries or partnerships at Penn during the preceding twelve months. Award recipients were recognized at a reception and ceremony at the University’s Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare…

Celebrating Penn Innovators, Inventors, and Partners

Posted on December 4, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

On Tuesday, December 3 at the beautiful Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts in the Van Pelt Library, more than 150 Penn inventors and partners came together to celebrate Penn’s innovation achievements during fiscal year 2019. The fourth annual Celebration of Innovation highlighted the best of the University’s innovators from medical devices…

Top 20 translational researchers of 2018

Posted on December 3, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Nature Biotechnology’s 2018 ranking of the top translational researchers in biotech examines total patents (US and European) awarded in 2018, the researcher’s top-cited patent over the past five years, and H-index, a calculation of the impact of a researcher’s publications over time (the higher the number, the greater the impact). View the article. Published online December…

Innovation at ‘Cellicon Valley’

Posted on — Jessica Jones Gupta

PCI was featured in a Penn Today article in advance of the fourth annual Celebration of Innovation. The article highlights key PCI facts and figures about ongoing efforts towards translating discoveries and ideas into products and businesses. Read the Article.

Penn Medicine’s Fall Issue: Innovation

Posted on — Jessica Jones Gupta

The term “innovation” is so often used in health care these days that it sounds shallow and empty. In some places, it’s just one more trendy piece of business jargon. So why have an “innovation issue” of Penn Medicine? Because innovation is not a hollow term here. Read the Issue