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Penn establishes the Center for Precision Engineering for Health with $100 million commitment

Penn announced that it has made a $100 million commitment in its School of Engineering and Applied Science to establish the Center for Precision Engineering for Health.

Penn engineers will develop on-demand, on-site mRNA manufacturing

With an NSF grant, Penn Engineering researchers are developing a new manufacturing technique that would be able to produce mRNA sequences in a way that removes the need for cryogenic temperatures.

At-home COVID-19 results with the click of a smartphone

chers have developed a highly-sensitive rapid antigen test that can detect small loads of SARS-CoV-2

Smart dental implants

Geelsu Hwang of the School of Dental Medicine and colleagues are developing a smart dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates its own electricity through chewing and brushing to power

Penn mRNA researchers Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó awarded the 2021 Albany Prize

The award, one of the largest in medicine and science in the U.S., has been given for the last 20 years by Albany Medical Center to those who have altered and positively impacted the course

Engineers create faster and cheaper COVID-19 testing with pencil lead

To address cost, time and accuracy, a new electrochemical test developed by Penn researchers uses electrodes made from graphite—the same material found in pencil lead.

New cell therapy shows potential against solid tumors with KRAS mutations

A new technology for cellular immunotherapy showed promising anti-tumor activity in the lab against hard-to-treat cancers driven by the once-considered “undruggable” KRAS mutation.

New engineering approaches to address unmet oral health needs

With a new NIH training grant, awards, and new faculty and publications, the recently launched Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry is leveraging technological advancements to improve oral heal

Latest ‘organ-on-a-chip’ is a new way to study cancer-related muscle wasting

Studying drug effects on human muscles just got easier thanks to a new “muscle-on-a-chip,” developed by a team of researchers from Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and Inha University

New microfluidic device delivers mRNA nanoparticles a hundred times faster

With a ‘liquid assembly line,’ Penn researchers have produced mRNA-delivering-nanoparticles significantly faster than standard microfluidic technologies.

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