Penn Medicine checks on self-isolated patients via daily texts

Posted on April 30, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Some Philly medical professionals are now able to keep track of their coronavirus patients who are self-isolating at home through automatic daily texts. COVID-Watch is a new text-message tool Penn Medicine is using to assess a patient’s medical condition. Read the newradio kyw article Visit the COVID-Watch website.

Strella Biotechnology, a Penn I-Corps graduate, raised $3.3 million in its seed funding round

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A Philadelphia-based agricultural biotech startup, founded by a University of Pennsylvania graduate looking to solve the global problem of food waste, has raised $3.3 million in its seed funding round from a group of investors that includes entrepreneur Mark Cuban. The investment in Strella Biotechnology was led by California-based venture capital firm Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon…

ProNoto: Eliminating the clutter to focus on the medicine

Posted on April 23, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Health care priorities have shifted suddenly for professionals and researchers worldwide as dedicated focus is required for solving one problem: the spread and mitigation of the coronavirus. There are new studies, guidelines, and frontline recommendations emerging at record speed, and along with the difficulty of treating COVID patients, our health care providers also need to…

Pennovation Works’ first managing director on campus expansion plans, Covid-19 challenges

Posted on April 22, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

For the first time since launching Pennovation Works more than eight years ago, the University of Pennsylvania has hired a managing director to oversee the 23-acre hub of innovation and entrepreneurial activity. Anish Kumar was hired late last year but Penn is just announcing his appointment. A few months on the job, Kumar said joining Pennovation…

Take steps to avoid patentkilling ‘pre-print’ disclosures

Posted on April 21, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

PCI was featured in the April edition of Technology Transfer Tactics discussing the topic of pre-print disclosures.  Executive Director of Licensing Benjamin Dibling, PhD, and Chief Operations Officer Jennifer Langenberger were interviewed as part of the article. Read on page 59 of this PDF.

FDA approval of Passage Bio orphan drug

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FDA grants Passage Bio orphan drug designation for PBGM01 for treatment of infantile GM1 Gangliosidosis. Read More.

Anish Kumar named Managing Director of Pennovation Works

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Pennovation Works now has a Managing Director, a new role designed to manage overall direction and oversight of the 23-acre innovation community adjacent to Penn’s West Philadelphia academic campus. Read more.

Tackling coronavirus is the next challenge for Penn cancer pioneer

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Penn Medicine’s Dr. Carl June survived COVID-19, and is now pivoting some of his research to coronavirus. Read More on the Philadelphia Inquirer

How to launch a startup at Penn: Video

Posted on April 17, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

On Thursday, April 16, the Penn Center for Innovation hosted a webinar for 30 Penn students, researchers, and faculty on how to launch a startup at Penn. The presenter, Michael Poisel, Director of the PCI Ventures program, overviewed how entrepreneurs can leverage their Penn IP to start a business and the services PCIV offers to…

Nikil Ragav, fall 2019 I-Corps graduate, wins the 2020 President’s Innovation Prize

Posted on April 15, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Nikil Ragav, founder of inventXYZ, was awarded the 2020 Penn President’s Innovation Prize.  With a cash award of $100,000 plus a one-year $50,000 living stipend per team member, it is the largest opportunity of its kind in higher education today. inventXYZ aims to empower the inventors of tomorrow through practical, real-world experiences and education for…