CARISMA Therapeutics announces FDA Clearance of IND Application for first-ever engineered Macrophage Immunotherapy

Posted on July 28, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

CARISMA Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing innovative immunotherapies, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared an investigational new drug (IND) application for the Company’s lead product candidate, CT-0508, an anti-human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) targeted chimeric antigen receptor macrophage (CAR-M). Under this IND, CARISMA…

Medtech company Headway won Pennovation Accelerator’s 2020 virtual pitch day

Posted on July 27, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Pennovation Center’s third accelerator ended with two startups winning prizes, including one that seeks to improve the way surgeons communicate with each other during minimally invasive surgery. Read article on Philly

Penn to co-lead $6.5M transatlantic grant to investigate the role of the immune system in heart disease

Posted on July 23, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The international team of researchers will focus on inflammation and the role different cells in the immune system play in cardiovascular health. Read the full press release

Pennovation Accelerator moves online

Posted on July 22, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

In its third summer, the six-week program for startup companies went entirely virtual, but that didn’t stop the cohort of entrepreneurs from learning, networking, and innovating. Read More on Penn Today

Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic

Posted on July 21, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Applications are open now! Free transactional intellectual property counsel at Penn Carey Law! We are now accepting clients for the new semester of the Clinic. What is a clinic? A “teaching law-firm” where Penn Carey Law students represent without charge under the supervision of faculty-practitioners. What work can we do? Audit technology, innovation or artistic…

Spark ‘very encouraged’ by gene therapy data, targets 2021 for pivotal study

Posted on July 20, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Spark Therapeutics expects to begin patient dosing next year in a pivotal study for its next gene therapy candidate. The experimental gene therapy is being developed as a treatment for hemophilia A. Read More on the Philadelphia Business Journal

César de la Fuente wins inaugural NEMO Prize, will develop rapid COVID virus breath tests

Posted on — Jessica Jones Gupta

The paper-based tests could be integrated directly into facemasks and provide instant results at testing sites. When Penn Health-Tech announced its Nemirovsky Engineering and Medicine Opportunity, or NEMO Prize, in February, the center’s researchers could only begin to imagine the impact the looming COVID-19 pandemic was about to unleash. But with the promise of $80,000 to support early-stage…

Two Penn researchers among the 12 finalists of the Proof-of-Concept Accelerator

Posted on July 17, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Twelve academic researchers representing seven institutions across PA, NJ and DE have been selected as finalists for the 13th round of the Science Center research accelerator known as the QED Proof-of-Concept program.  Dr. Ping Wang and Dr. Scott Bartlett will represent Penn in the accelerator with their technologies: Dr. Bartlett: An electromagnetic needle-free injector for…

Paradigm Shift: A Penn engineer pivots to a career in health tech

Posted on July 9, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Before becoming the first full time employee of Paradigm Surgical, Jonathan Sanchez was a Penn Engineering undergrad searching for a side project to explore his interest in CAD. Six years later, Jonathan is the Lead Product Design Engineer for the five year old medical device startup. In our interview below, Jonathan walks us through how…

inventXYZ summer program will teach tech skills remotely via interactive digital projects

Posted on July 8, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The new education program from Nikil Ragav’s inventXYZ will allow students to learn key STEM skills from projects such as coding a COVID-19 simulator and building a Pong video game. Read more on Philly