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Announcing the 2022 Y-Prize: Win $10k For Your Ideas!

For ten years, the Y-Prize Competition has brought Penn students together to unleash their creativity, build their entrepreneurial skills—and win money along the way. 

Webinar Recording: New Patenting Strategies for Life Science Inventors

Webinar hosted by the Penn Center for Innovation with Dr. Kathryn Doyle, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr.

Webinar Recording: Penn Health-Tech

Katherine Reuther, Ph.D., MBA, Executive Director of the Penn Center for Health-Devices and Technology discusses resources to support your medical device idea.

Success stories in gene therapy

Scientific American recently featured four stories on advancements in gene therapy.

Novel gene therapy platform speeds search for ways to cure blindness

A newly developed single-cell RNA sequencing technique enables researchers to quickly identify an optimal vector for delivering therapeutic genetic material to treat vision disorders.

Penn Medicine researchers receive prestigious NIH 2021 Director’s Awards

The grants, totaling more than $8 million, will support seven high-risk, high-reward research projects

Pennovation Lab welcomes new tenant Interius BioTherapeutics to its innovation ecosystem

Interius BioTherapeutics has signed a 17,743 SF lease advancing cell and gene therapy research at the Pennovation Works innovation ecosystem.

Washington Post special features on mRNA foundational technology inventors

The Washington Post ran two feature articles profiling Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, the Roberts Family Professor of Vaccine Research, and Katalin Karikó, PhD, an adjunct professor of Neurosurgery.

Two pioneering RNA scientists win the 2021 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

The foundational work that enabled the use of messenger RNA (mRNA) in vaccine development that they're receiving the 2021 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research,

Penn mRNA Scientists Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó Receive 2021 Lasker Award, America’s Top Biomedical Research Prize

Drs. Weissman and Karikó’s mRNA technology is recognized for enabling rapid development of highly effective COVID-19 vaccines.

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