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Penn Startups Win Several PACT Enterprise Awards

viTToria Biotherapeutics and Exyn Technologies, both startups co-founded by Penn faculty, won recent awards from the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies.

Cabaletta Bio Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for CABA-201 Drug to Target Autoimmune Diseases 

Cabaletta Bio received Fast Track Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its drug CABA-201.

Verismo Therapeutics Activates its STAR-101 Clinical Trial to Evaluate Investigational Drug SynKIR-110

Penn spinout Verismo Therapeutics, which focuses on CAR T-cell therapy for solid tumors, has activated its STAR-101 Phase 1 clinical trial at Penn.

PCI’s Carter Caldwell Is Interviewed on Launching a Startup

PCI’s Carter Caldwell, program director for the Penn Medicine Co-Investment Program, discussed his entrepreneurial career and shared advice for others looking to start businesses.

Philadelphia Business Journal Features Liz Magill and her Innovation Goals

In an interview about her long-term vision for the university with the Philadelphia Business Journal, Penn President Liz Magill mentions Penn’s breakthroughs in cell and gene therapy.

Philadelphia ranks as one of the top five most active regions for venture capital in 1Q

According to the latest Pitchbook-NVCA Venture Monitor report, the Greater Philadelphia area ranked fifth in the U.S. for the most closed venture capital deals in 2022 and the start of 2023.

REGENXBIO Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for its Novel Gene Therapy Candidate

Penn spinout REGENXBIO received FDA Fast Track designation for its novel gene therapy candidate RGX-202, a potential one-time AAV Therapeutic for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

PCI and Pennovation Works Attend SXSW 2023

It was a great opportunity to share the innovation initiatives coming out of Penn and Philadelphia with a global audience.

Pennovation Accelerator Alumni Develops New Model of 3D Chocolate Printing Press

Ellie Weinstein, Pennovation Accelerator alumni, developed the Cocoa Press to 3D print chocolate.

PACT Enterprise Awards

PCI supported Penn spinouts Interius BioTherapeutics, Verismo Therapeutics, viTToria biotherapeutics, Exyn Technologies, and Avisi Technologies are all nominated for awards.


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