Webinar Recording: Latest Intellectual Property Trends for Life Sciences

Posted on October 15, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

A commercialization webinar presented by the Penn Center for Innovation and Dr. Kathryn Doyle, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr. This webinar overviewed the basics of intellectual property and patent protection, as well as the latest trends and legal decisions specific to IP in medicine and life sciences. This event is the second in the…

Linnaeus Therapeutics announces first patient dosed in its clinical trial of LNS8801 in combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in patients with advanced cancer

Posted on October 14, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Linnaeus Therapeutics, Inc. (Linnaeus), a privately held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel small molecule oncology therapeutics, today announced that it has dosed the first patient in its phase 1/2 adaptive-design clinical trial of its lead-product-candidate, LNS8801, in combination with KEYTRUDA ® (pembrolizumab) in patients who had previous clinical benefit from immune…

Edtech startup Fulphil just placed in an international pitch competition

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Penn alum Tiffany Yau started the company in 2018 after seeing that many of her classmates were leaving the Philly area after college to find the perfect venture for them to work at. She’d started to feel like Philly was her home and wondered: What if we could get them to stay here and work…

Avisi Technologies takes home $1M NSF Grant

Posted on October 12, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Avisi Technologies, a prior winner of the President’s Innovation Prize and the Y-Prize, has earned them a $1 Million Small Business Innovation Research Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation. The funding will help prepare the team for clinical trials, which they plan to begin in 2021. Read More on the Penn Engineering Blog

Why I’m optimistic about Philly tech, and why you should be, too: Notes from a former investor

Posted on October 9, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Digital health and medtech consultant John Prendergass lays out the stats and arguments for growing and investing in Philadelphia startups, and the local tech scene overall. Read More on Technical.ly Philly

Philadelphia claiming more and more of region’s venture capital dollars thanks to life sciences boom

Posted on October 1, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

An increasingly larger percentage of venture capital coming into the Philadelphia region is going to companies based in the city itself, new research from JLL shows, and the trend seems to be continuing despite the Covid-19 pandemic. A market snapshot report from JLL shows that from 2011 to 2015, about 19.5% of venture capital in…

Webinar Recording: Penn Contributions to COVID Solutions

Posted on September 30, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Watch the presentation from PACT and the Penn Center for Innovation as part of the 10th annual Philly Tech Week. This talk featured SARS-CoV-2 research and response at Penn and partner institutions. Speakers: Ping Wang, PhD, DABCC, FAACC / Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Henry…

Christopher B. Murray Named 2020 Citation Laureate, a mark of ‘Nobel Class’ research

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Christopher B. Murray, Richard Perry University Professor in Chemistry and in Materials Science and Engineering, has been selected as a Citation Laureate for 2020. The honor is awarded by Clarivate, the analytics company that operates the citation index Web of Science. This distinction goes to researchers whose work has been deemed “Nobel Class” by being among the…

Penn in the top 5 of all categories in PitchBook’s ranking of top universities with the most entrepreneurs that go on to garner venture funding

Posted on September 29, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

PitchBook has released their international rankings for the university programs that produce the most entrepreneurs that go on to garner venture funding. Read the full rankings. Penn ranked in the top 5 for all categories, specifically: #5 for undergraduate programs #3 for MBA programs #4 for undergraduate programs with female founders #3 for MBA programs…

Webinar Recording: Insider Insights from Women Founders in Tech

Posted on September 24, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Starting and scaling a business is hard. Being a female founder in tech is even harder. It takes an entrepreneurial spirit who is willing to take risks, be vulnerable, and iterate to build a startup. Doing this in a male-dominated industry can present challenges but, overall, the opportunities and rewards of building something from the…