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Translating Discoveries

PCI helps to translate discoveries and ideas created at the University of Pennsylvania into new products and businesses for societal benefit.

We actively facilitate a broad range of technology development connections between Penn and the private sector. Whether the end result is a technology license, an R&D alliance, or the formation of a new venture, PCI serves as a dedicated one-stop shop for commercial partnering with Penn.

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Nanotechnology | Antibody | Optics & Photonics | Medical Devices | COVID-19 | Immunology | Oncology | Materials | Bioengineering | Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Featured Technology

Multipoint injection technology for efficient intracerebral drug delivery

By Flavia Vitale & Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre


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Success Stories

From foundational discoveries to profound impact

Twenty-five years ago, Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó struck up their first conversations at Penn about the possibility of adapting RNA for therapeutic purposes next to a copy machine where both were printing journal articles. That chance encounter laid the foundation for a revolution in mRNA technology; innovations that are now being leveraged to confront a global pandemic and a host of other biomedical challenges

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Upcoming Events

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International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2022

May 23

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The Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry’s Inaugural Symposium: Dentists, Scientists & Engineers Transforming Oral Health

June 2

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By the Numbers – FY21


Facilitated the highest amount of aggregate licensing revenue at Penn in PCI’s history


Funds raised by Penn-affiliated startups, the most ever


The most patents ever issued to Penn and its faculty inventors in one year


received for industry Sponsored Research Agreements
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