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Managing Director John Swartley Featured on The Philadelphia Business Journal Cover

The Philadelphia Business Journal featured PCI Managing Director John Swartley, MBA, PhD, in their cover story. This in-depth interview with Swartley provides a comprehensive history about technology transfer at Penn as well as the establishment and current success of PCI. 

As Managing Director of PCI, Swartley’s work helped Penn rank first in licensing income among U.S. universities and research organizations, according to AUTM’s 2021 report.

Another major accomplishment for Swartley and his team was the global delivery of 2.5 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines using the Penn-licensed mRNA vaccine technology developed at Penn by Dr. Drew Weissman and Dr. Katalin Kariko.

In terms of what’s next for PCI, Swartley points to a future full of further technological development and innovation.

“There are multiple hundreds of invention disclosures per year, on top of the thousands of other technologies that we’re working on,” he said. “The volume is tremendous and we have to be able to react quickly to areas of opportunity. You can’t get static. … I think our world is going to change pretty quickly and we’re going to need to adapt with it.” 

Read the full article here.

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