Penn Center for Innovation

Five years later: CAR T therapy shows long-lasting remissions in non-Hodgkin lymphomas

Posted on February 22, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Findings represent the longest follow-up data to date for a personalized cellular therapy approved by the FDA for the treatment of aggressive lymphomas. Read More on Penn Today

Rapid COVID-19 test developed at Penn could give on-the-spot results quickly

Posted on February 19, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

A team of biologists and engineers led by César de la Fuente, the University of Pennsylvania have built a rapid, recyclable and they believe reliable Covid-19 test. They say it could help wedding venues, restaurants and hotels detect infections and safely hold events. Read More at NBC 10 Philadelphia

Pennovation’s ZeroEyes raised a $5M seed round as it adapts in the pandemic

Posted on February 18, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

School shootings haven’t been happening since virtual learning started, but gun violence in America still rose last year. Here’s how ZeroEyes is responding. Read More in Philly

Penn Medicine cancer cell therapy pioneer Carl June named 2021 Dan David Prize Laureate

Posted on February 16, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

International cancer cell therapy pioneer Carl June, the Richard W. Vague professor in Immunotherapy in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, has been named a 2021 Dan David Prize Laureate. Read More in Penn Today

The world’s first general purpose computer turns 75

Posted on February 12, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), built at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, sparked the ‘birth of the computer age’ thanks to a team of women programmers. Read More on Penn Today

College student’s simple invention helps nurses work and patients rest

Posted on February 11, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The device, a wearable night light that can minimize disturbances for sleeping patients, is the brainchild of a University of Pennsylvania senior and a neonatal I.C.U. nurse. Read More in the NY Times.

Tmunity expands Penn pact, picking up another CAR-T program, rights to manufacturing tech

Posted on February 10, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Tmunity Therapeutics was born out of an extensive collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania that netted it the technology, know-how and programs it needed to go after better cell therapies for cancer. Now, the biotech is bolstering that pact, picking up a new CAR-T program and the rights to certain technologies. Under the original partnership,…

The ENIAC was born in Philly 75 years ago. Here’s how to celebrate the computer’s anniversary this week

Posted on — Jessica Jones Gupta

A week’s worth of virtual events (and a haiku) to celebrate the local legacy of the world’s first all-electronic, programmable computer engineered at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more on Philly

First-generation Penn student invents wearable light for nurses

Posted on February 8, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Anthony Scarpone-Lambert, a 21-year-old University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing senior living in the campus’ Lauder College House, hopes to follow iconic tradition and become a dormitory-launched capitalist. He and his cofounder have created what Jeffrey Babin, associate director of Penn Engineering Entrepreneurship, lauded as a “simple but elegant” solution to the problem of hospital…

Philly Ranked Sixth Among the Nation’s Top Markets for Life Sciences

Posted on — Jessica Jones Gupta

With an established, yet continually growing market, Philadelphia is ranked among Boston, San Francisco and others on Newmark’s 2020 year-end report. Read More in the Philadelphia Magazine