Penn Center for Innovation

University of Pennsylvania to Showcase New Technology, Start ups and Resources for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at SXSW

Posted on March 9, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

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March 9th, 2017–Philadelphia Contact: Laurie Actman, Chief Marketing, Communications & Program Officer, Penn Center for Innovation,, 215-573-198 The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) will be highlighting some of its technology, start ups and innovation assets at the SXSW Interactive Tradeshow in Austin, TX from March 12th – 15th. Penn is one of the sponsors of…

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Welcome, Dr. Mark Turco

Posted on February 3, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

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PCI welcomes Dr. Mark Turco as our new Chief Innovation and Corporate Outreach Officer. Dr. Turco will be a resource for the University of Pennsylvania innovators leading PCI’s outreach and relationship building efforts with external partners as part of the University’s efforts to expand commercialization opportunities regionally, nationally, and globally. Press Release Philadelphia Business Journal Contact Information 

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Cash for brains: B.Franklin Tech pumps $2.3M to 16 start-ups

Posted on February 1, 2017 — Kat Hinkel


From the Philadelphia Inquirer, January 31, 2017 “Ben Franklin Technology Partners, the Philadelphia-based, state-backed startup/early-stage investment fund, says it’s spreading $2.3 million among 16 new and repeat companies set up by locally-based brains: Jenrin Discovery Inc. (Ross. J. Chorvat, Wilmington, Del.) — developing “small-molecule drugs” that “selectively target peripheral receptors” for liver disease, diabetes, obesity….

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Quarterly Patents (Oct., Nov., Dec. 2016)

Posted on January 31, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

We are proud to recognize the following inventors who have been issued patents in the last quarter. Congratulations! US Patents Country PI Patent # Patent Title Issue Date United States Bau 9,476,102 Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification Reactor with Integrated Solid State Membrane  10/25/2016 United States Carpick 9,478,244 Method and Material for Protecting Magnetic Information Storage…

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Calling all creatives for new Comcast-Pennovation Challenge

Posted on January 20, 2017 — Kat Hinkel


Check out this article on the Comcast-Pennovation Challenge to develop IoT applications for Comcast’s machineQ platform. Applications are due on January 30th. Read more on PennCurrent website Learn more on PCI’s Website Application here

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Quarterly Patents (July, August, September 2016)

Posted on October 5, 2016 — Kat Hinkel

We are proud to recognize the following inventors who have been issued patents in the last quarter. Congratulations! US Patents Country PI Patent # Patent Title Issue Date United States 9,427,437 9,427,437 HYPERCHOLESTROLEMIA AND TENDINOUS INJURIES  8/30/2016 United States 9,409,166 9,409,166 Integrated PCR Reactor for Cell Lysis, Nucleic Acid Isolation and Purification, and Nucleic Acid…

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News Roundup, week of June 27

Posted on July 5, 2016 — Kat Hinkel

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Last week, PCI and Penn technologies were featured in several news items. Here’s a list of what you might have missed: Featuring stories about the forthcoming Pennovation Center, a new Zika test invented by Penn researchers, a new partnership with top cancer centers, and more information about AAV 3.0. June 30 – Technically Philly – These 3…

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Rescufy Launches Anaphylaxis Emergency Mobile App

Posted on June 30, 2016 — Kat Hinkel

Rescufy, a PCI Ventures company and inaugural AppItUP winner, has launched a groundbreaking new mobile app that will dramatically reduce the steps and response times in an anaphylaxis action plan during a life-threatening emergency.  In the event of a severe allergic reaction, with just the tap of a button on a smart phone’s home screen,…

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Biogen Alliance

Posted on June 1, 2016 — Kat Hinkel

PCI facilitated a sizable multi-year collaborative alliance between Biogen and Penn Medicine faculty focused on gene therapy and gene editing. The collaboration has multiple main objectives: developing therapeutic approaches that target the eye, skeletal muscle and the central nervous system (CNS); validating next-generation gene transfer technology using adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene delivery vectors; and exploring…

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SERES Therapeutics, Inc.

Posted on May 12, 2016 — Kat Hinkel

PCI negotiated a multi-year collaboration with Seres Therapeutics, Inc. a leading microbiome therapeutics platform company to support the development of novel treatment approaches for certain rare genetic metabolic diseases including urea cycle disorders, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Under the terms of the agreement, Penn Professors Gary D. Wu, M.D., and James Lewis, M.D., two global…

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