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PCI and JPOD included in the Technical.ly Philly list of resources to boost Philly health startups

A list of Penn programs, partners and friends that work together to support new health startups in the Philadelphia region.

Former I-Corps company making breast pumping easier for moms

Adriana Vazquez spent years perfecting her breast pumping bra for company Lilu.

Luxturna inventor Jean Bennett starts a new gene therapy company to tackle rare diseases left behind by pharma, VCs

Jean Bennett, who designed and co-developed Luxturna, approved in 2018 for a rare form of blindness, had kept building new gene therapies for eye diseases at her University of Pennsylvania lab.

Webinar Recording: Latest Trends in Life Science Investing

PCI hosted a webinar on Septembe 13, 2021 focused on the latest trends in the venture capital landscape. The speaker was Barbara Schilberg, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BioAdvance.

BioNTech reports promising data on mRNA cocktail in mouse models of colon cancer and melanoma

A BioNTech-led team designed a cocktail of mRNAs that instruct cells to produce four cancer-fighting molecules.

iECURE emerges with $50M to search for ‘holy grail’ and ‘untapped frontier’ of gene editing

The biotech will use the funds for a slate of gene insertion programs for liver disorders out of the lab of gene therapy pioneer Jim Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. at Penn.

Philly life science firms raised more than $777M in the first half of 2021 alone

According to a new CBRE report, life science firms are on pace for a record year. Plus, a look at lab space occupancy.

Penn Medicine and Wharton Social Impact Initiative Launch New $5 Million Investment Initiative for Businesses that Improve Health of Philadelphians

Three start-up companies will be the first to receive investment from the Fund for Health, a joint partnership between Penn Medicine and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative.

Penn to play key role in the inaugural NSF Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Hub to advance entrepreneurship and technology commercialization training

PCI is proud to announce that Penn is one of the schools chosen to participate in the National Science Foundation’s new innovative I-Corps Hub initiative.

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