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ToxiSense Develops Plant-Based Alternativeto Horseshoe Crab Blood 

ToxiSense is developing a plant-based alternative to test for bacterial toxins in vaccines and medical devices, which could eliminate the current need for  bloodletting of horseshoe crabs.

Nia Therapeutics Raises $8.5 Million 

Penn spinout Nia Therapeutics recently raised $8.5 million in an equity financing round.

PCI Showcases Penn’s Neuroscience Innovation at JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

The program was well attended by professionals from across the globe in pharma, medtech and biotech industries and offered an incredible opportunity for networking and connection.

New ASSET Center

Penn Engineering’s newly formed ASSET (AI-enabled Systems: Safety, Explainablity and Trustworthiness) Center is part of Penn Engineering’s Innovation in Data Engineering & Science (IDEAS) Initiative.

Applications now being accepted for the President’s Innovation Prize

Unique to both Penn and across higher education, the Prize underscores the University’s considerable commitment to encouraging students to put their knowledge to work for the betterment of humankind.

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

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

Sensor innovation moves forward to development

This past year inventor Dr. A.T. Charlie Johnson, Rebecca W. Bushnell Professor of Physics and Astronomy in the School of Arts & Sciences, received three issued patents

A blueprint for designing and synthesizing new, multifunctional materials

By combining theory, computational simulations, chemical synthesis, and assembly, researchers demonstrate how an ‘inverse design’ strategy can create unique materials using difficult-to-mix nanocrysta


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