Penn Center for Innovation

PCI at Life Science Future – MedTech 2019

Posted on July 12, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

On Wednesday, July 10, the Philadelphia region hosted the first Life Science Future – MedTech conference at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel. The day-long conference connected those in the Mid-Atlantic medical device, diagnostics, and digital health community, including researchers, startups, business leaders, and investors with the goal of forming relationships that could take products and…

Carisma Therapeutics Announces a $53 Million Series A Financing to Develop Novel CAR Macrophage Cellular Immunotherapy

Posted on October 9, 2018 — Jaime Sweet

Carisma Therapeutics Inc., formerly CARMA Therapeutics, a privately-held biotechnology company focused on the development of macrophage-based immunotherapeutics, today announced the close of a $53 million Series A financing to further expand its technology platform and rapidly drive its programs toward clinical development. The financing was led by AbbVie Ventures and HealthCap and includes existing seed investors IP…

PCI Ventures Fall 2018 Newsletter

Posted on October 4, 2018 — Raquel Giron

Our Team Evolves Jaime Sweet Has been promoted to the Pennovation Center’s Programming Manager, where she is acting as the community’s relationship manager,  leading the programming committee, developing entrepreneurial seminars and workshops, managing the Mentor-In-Residence program, and coordinating events/content with the JPOD team…   Read More

The case for Narcan and CPR training

Posted on February 20, 2018 — Jaime Sweet

ImmERge Labs cofounder Marion Leary was walking home from the Philadelphia Eagles parade last Thursday, amid a city overcome with joy when, suddenly, she bumped into the very problem her startup is trying to fix. Surrounded by police officers and a small crowd, a middle-age overdose victim lay motionless on a North Philly sidewalk. A woman was atop the…

PCI Ventures Spring 2017 Newsletter

Posted on May 11, 2017 — Raquel Giron

Our Team Grows PCI Ventures is happy to welcome two new members to its team! Ryan Mendoza joined the PCIV team last October as a Venture Associate. He manages several companies in the IT and physical sciences/engineering portfolio. He is also strengthening PCIV’s relationships with the investment community in the region, and working with the School…

PCI Ventures Fall 2016 Newsletter

Posted on November 3, 2016 — Raquel Giron

– In This Issue – AppItUP Challenge Fall Event Set for Nov. 17th PCI Ventures Celebrates 4th Annual Showcase SonoSolve Wins DevelUPmed Challenge & $50k Investment ExcaliVir Closes Co-development Deal with Major Life Sciences Company Ghost Robotics Ghost Minitaur Goes Viral Linnaeus Therapeutics Engages Pat Mooney as CEO and Raises Money from Angels PolyAurum Wins Best in…

PCI Ventures Summer 2016 Newsletter

Posted on June 29, 2016 — Raquel Giron

– In This Issue – AppItUP Challenge 2016 Concludes with Demo Day Angiio Receives a Grant from the Wharton Innovation Fund BluePen Biomarkers Announces Collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania Cellecture Engages Bryan Kim as CEO DevelUPmed Companies Awarded FabNet Grants from Ben Franklin Technology Partners Liquid Biotech USA, Inc. Hits Milestone and Receives Another Investment Morgan…

PCI Ventures Spring 2016 Newsletter

Posted on March 11, 2016 — Raquel Giron

Spring 2016 – In This Issue – AppItUP Challenge Demo Day Scheduled for April 21st DevelUPmed Challenge Names Three Finalists IP Group Invests in Chip Diagnostics, Inc. and Prendo Systems, Inc. Liquid Biotech USA, Inc. Selected as a Finalist for PACT Enterprise Awards Quantitative Radiology Solutions LLC Wins NSF STTR Grant RightCare Solutions, Inc. Acquired by naviHealth, Inc   Read…