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Two pioneering RNA scientists win the 2021 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

The foundational work that enabled the use of messenger RNA (mRNA) in vaccine development that they're receiving the 2021 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research,

Penn mRNA Scientists Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó Receive 2021 Lasker Award, America’s Top Biomedical Research Prize

Drs. Weissman and Karikó’s mRNA technology is recognized for enabling rapid development of highly effective COVID-19 vaccines.

Penn establishes the Center for Precision Engineering for Health with $100 million commitment

Penn announced that it has made a $100 million commitment in its School of Engineering and Applied Science to establish the Center for Precision Engineering for Health.

Philly just ranked high on a global list of startup ecosystems. These local leaders aren’t surprised

iladelphia landed a spot in the overall top 30 of Startup Genome's Global Startup Ecosystem Report. The city scored highest for its market reach and talent.

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.

Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman named to the 2022 National Inventors Hall of Fame

National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, is excited to announce the 2022 Class of Inductees.

Penn engineers will develop on-demand, on-site mRNA manufacturing

With an NSF grant, Penn Engineering researchers are developing a new manufacturing technique that would be able to produce mRNA sequences in a way that removes the need for cryogenic temperatures.

Co-founder of Avisi Technologies named one of the Greater Philadelphia’s Inno Under 25

long with co-founder Brandon Kao, Rui Jing Jiang started Avisi Technologies in 2017, developing VisiPlate, a nanotechnology-enabled ocular implant to treat glaucoma.

At-home COVID-19 results with the click of a smartphone

chers have developed a highly-sensitive rapid antigen test that can detect small loads of SARS-CoV-2

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.

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