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The Future of Research-Based Innovation Hubs with the Rise of Remote Work

John Swartley and Bhavana Mohanraj discuss how working remotely will impact research and innovation hubs.

Longfellow Real Estate to Develop New 455,000 Square Foot Life Sciences Facility at Pennovation Works

Read about Penn's latest expansion within the innovation ecosystem.

Penn Engineering Graduates Develop a Device to Reduce Ocean Microplastic Pollution

Read about how May graduates won the 2022 President's Sustainability Prize for their device that reduces microplastic pollution.

Newly discovered ‘encrypted peptides’ with antibiotic properties

A new study reports three distinct proteins in human plasma that have naturally occurring antibiotic properties. Global public health officials are concerned about the r

Inspiring people, place, and purpose

Gutmann spearheaded the creation of an innovation ecosystem for Penn, Philadelphia, and beyond by transforming technology transfer at Penn to be both more faculty- and industry-friendly.

Decade-long remission after CAR T cell therapy

Two patients represent longest-known CAR T cell response to date, providing insight into treatment effect and outcomes.

Vaccine-like mRNA injection can be used to make CAR T cells in the body

The researchers, whose work is published in Science, demonstrated the new approach with an mRNA preparation that reprograms T cells—a powerful type of immune cell—to attack heart fibroblast cells.

A chewing gum that could reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission

In experiments using saliva samples from COVID-19 patients, the gum, which contains the ACE2 protein, neutralized the virus, according to research led by School of Dental Medicine scientists.

A record-breaking year for innovation

With its highest number of patents issued, commercial agreements, corporate-sponsored research funding, and licensing revenue receipts in a single period, PCI experienced a landmark fiscal year.

Penn launches $750M investment in science, engineering, and medicine

President Amy Gutmann has announced the launch of a $750 million investment.

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