Philadelphia-area companies, researchers battling Covid-19 among recipients of $10 million in grants

Posted on August 28, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The state will provide $10 million in grants to 23 Pennsylvania life sciences companies, universities and research institutions working on Covid-19 vaccines and treatments. The University of Pennsylvania received two grants totaling nearly $876,000 for work on a Covid-19 vaccine and on therapeutics including a study looking approaches for treating obese patients infected by the…

PCI Ventures, Pennovation & Penn-affiliated companies represented at PACT 2020 Capital Conference

Posted on August 21, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

PACT Capital Conference has a long tradition of uniting key players from the private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurial communities.  Each year, out of 100+ submissions, around 45 Entrepreneurial Companies are chosen to pitch their innovations live in front of investors, professional advisors, and key decision makers at the Capital Conference. This year, a number…

Penn stikes deal with Hemogenyx for sponsored research on CAR-T leukemia treatment

Posted on August 19, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharma company group developing new therapies for blood diseases, has entered into a sponsored research agreement with the University of Pennsylvania to advance the CAR- T cells developed by the company (HEMO-CAR-T) toward clinical trials. The research is viewed as the first step of a larger program that hopes to achieve…

2021 Penn Nursing Innovation Accelerator

Posted on August 17, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The Penn Nursing Innovation Accelerator provides up to $10k for research and development of a proposed innovation idea that has an existing low-fidelity prototype which has been minimally tested. The award amount will be determined by the budget and justification provided by the applicant (maximum of $10k). Mentorship & coaching will be provided by Penn…

New funding supports milestone initiative to advance solar energy research

Posted on August 10, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Penn’s Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology is a partner in a $40 million award from the Department of Energy that will accelerate fundamental research on solar technology. Read more on Penn Today

NSF awards $104M to the creation of four new research centers (including one led by Penn)

Posted on August 7, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The U.S. National Science Foundation is investing $104 million in four new engineering research centers over the next five years.  Each center will have a specific research focus. Penn is one of the Principal Investigator, under the direction of Dr. Cherie Kagan, of the new NSF Engineering Research Center for the Internet of Things for…

Webinar Recording: SBIR/STTR Resources to Bring Your Technology from Lab to Market

Posted on August 5, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The Penn Center for Innovation and the National Cancer Institute’s SBIR Development Center hosted a webinar to discuss resources and funding for researchers on August 3, 2020.     The last few months have been challenging for the small business and research communities, which has motivated the NCI SBIR Development Center to create new opportunities…

Penn-affiliated companies included in the list of PACT Enterprise Award Finalists

Posted on — Jessica Jones Gupta

The Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) has announced the finalists for their annual awards.  The list of finalists include four companies affiliated with Penn and the Pennovation Center (the companies are highlighted below in purple). Register for the award ceremony here.   2020 PACT Enterprise Awards Finalists Healthcare Innovator Quantitative Radiology Solutions Spirovant…

Watch the Life Science PA Annual Award Presentation

Posted on August 3, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, Life Science PA had to convert their annual awards dinner into a virtual celebration.  The video below features several Penn spinouts and partners including: Scientific Achievement Award: Dr. Jean Bennett, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Bennett’s lab developed the gene therapy treatment for…