PCI July 2017 News Roundup

Posted on July 31, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

July 2017 held many excellent news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: July 6: PCI Guide Is One-Stop Shop For University Entrepreneurs (Penncurrent) July 11: First Gene Therapy — ‘A True Living Drug’ — On The Cusp Of FDA Approval (Washington Post) July 12: F.D.A. Panel Recommends Approval For Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment (NYT) July…

Quarterly Patents (April, May, June 2017)

Posted on July 30, 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 Chen pH sensitive peptides and their nanoparticles for drug delivery  6/27/2017 United States Cooperman 9,612,244 Fluorescent Labeling of Transfer RNA and Study of Protein Synthesis…

Cancer survivor becomes a cancer fighter at a Philly start-up (Philadelphia Inquirer, July 28, 2017)

Posted on July 29, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

by Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer  @dmastrull |  dmastrull@phillynews.com   What Debra Travers really wanted to be was a marine biologist, until “I found out Jacques Cousteau wasn’t hiring.”  How she wound up as chief executive of PolyAurum LLC, a Philadelphia start-up developing biodegradable gold nanoparticles for treating cancerous tumors, involved a professional journey of more than 30 years in…

Penn And Comcast Announce First Winner Of Comcast-Pennovation Challenge

Posted on July 24, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

Challenge Invited Local Groups to Build Solutions for machineQ, Comcast’s Enterprise IoT Service PHILADELPHIA – July 24, 2017 – The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and Comcast today announced Viewpoint, a multidisciplinary team of Penn students from the Master of Integrated Product Design program and the School of Design’s Historic Preservation department, as the inaugural winner…

PCI Guide is one-stop shop for University entrepreneurs (Penn Current, July 6, 2017)

Posted on July 6, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

By Lauren Hertzler In early June, the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) unveiled its first Commercialization Guide. Meant mainly for Penn faculty members and graduate students, the free Guide serves as a one-stop shop for those looking to bring their ideas to market. John Swartley, PCI’s managing director, says a big part of PCI’s strategy…