Penn Center for Innovation

Passage Bio wins the Life Sciences PA Deal of the Year Award

Posted on May 12, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Life Sciences PA has announced that Passage Bio is the recipient of their 2021 Deal of the Year Award.  This award, and several others, will be given out at their Annual Ceremony which this year is a Tailgate at Citizens Bank Park on Wed, May 26.  Register here. 

Advanced Therapies Intensive for PSOM Researchers

Posted on May 11, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The University of Pennsylvania is partnering with King’s Health Partners, a branch of King’s College London, to provide a research and training experience. Join us for a one-week intensive led by Dr. Emma Meagher focusing on immersion into the advanced therapies experience. Penn and CHOP participants will have the opportunity to learn from their peers…

Baxter Young Investigator Awards 2021

Posted on — Jessica Jones Gupta

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Baxter Young Investigator Awards (BYIA). The BYIA is an annual program sponsored by Baxter to support and promote innovative research applicable to the development of critical therapies and clinical diagnostics. All applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students or postdoctoral fellows in North, Central, or South America…

No battery? No problem. At Penn, a mini-electric car draws energy from its surroundings.

Posted on May 3, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The technology, invented in the lab of James Pikul, PhD, at Penn Engineering, also could run a generator during a power outage, with no noise or fumes. Read More in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Innovation @ Penn during Philly Tech Week 2021

Posted on — Jessica Jones Gupta

PCI and its many partners at Penn are once again proud to participate and support Philly Tech Week 2021.  PCI will be hosting and headlining two different programs during the week, details of which can be found below. On May 10th at 1pm, PCI and PACT are hosting the Penn Emerging Startup Showcase which will feature…

With its flagship light device, Lumify Care improves patient experience from the frontline

Posted on April 29, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Penn Nursing senior Anthony Scarpone-Lambert earned a 2021 President’s Innovation Prize for his company and its first trio of products: uNight Light, the Sleep-First Education Initiative, and the uNightShift Community. Read More in Penn Today

The Vaccine Trenches

Posted on April 27, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Key breakthroughs leading to the powerful mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 were forged at Penn. That triumph was almost 50 years in the making, longer on obstacles than celebration, and the COVID-19 vaccines may only be the beginning of its impact on 21st-century medicine. Read More in the Penn Gazette

MedCity Spotlight Video: How PCI is combating Covid-19

Posted on April 26, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

As part of MedCity’s 2021 INVEST conference, Cesar de la Fuente, presidential assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, explains the value of the rapid low-cost diagnostic test he has developed to detect SARS-CoV-2 and how the platform technology can be deployed to detect other diseases cost-effectively.  

Cancer cell therapy pioneer Carl June receives the Sanford Lorraine Cross Award

Posted on April 21, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

World-renowned 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 and director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, received the $1 million Sanford Lorraine Cross Award for his groundbreaking work in developing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy….

Quantitative Radiology Solutions receives 510(k) FDA clearance

Posted on — Jessica Jones Gupta

Quantitative Radiology Solutions (QRS), a privately-held company that enables body-wide analysis of medical images to personalize cancer treatment decisions, announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Automatic Anatomy Recognition (AAR) technology for use in radiation treatment planning. AAR is a software-only medical device that automatically…