How Temple, Drexel and Penn predict which technologies will pilot the future

Posted on December 23, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

A look at programs at three Philly universities, including the Penn Center for Innovation, that are preparing students for emerging tech careers in fields like robotics, industrial engineering and esports. Read More on Philly

Repurposing a proven gene therapy approach to treat, prevent COVID-19

Posted on December 21, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

In a Q&A, Penn Medicine’s James M. Wilson discusses using adeno-associated viral vectors to transport a lab-made antibody cocktail into the body. This method, delivered via nasal spray or mist, has the potential to act as a ‘bioshield’ against SARS-CoV-2. Read More in Penn Today

Firooz Aflatouni wins 2020 Bell Labs Prize

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The Bell Labs Prize awarded by Nokia Bell Labs is a yearly contest in which researchers from around the world submit proposals for “disruptive innovations that will define the next industrial revolution.” Participants are paired with Nokia Bell Labs researchers to refine their ideas, ultimately presenting them to a panel of experts and industry leaders. Read More…

The Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic is accepting applications

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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…

A low-cost COVID-19 test that could give results in under 5 minutes is in development at Penn

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The sensor will likely start circulating after some are already vaccinated, but the development of this technology could be essential for future pandemics and viruses, says researcher César de la Fuente. Read More on Philly

Philly scientists were just awarded $37.6M to develop a COVID-19 antibody treatment

Posted on December 15, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Researchers from Wistar Institute, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Perelman School of Medicine and Indiana U will continue research and preclinical development of DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies. Read More in Philly

PCI Ventures Virtual Pitch Event Recap

Posted on — Jessica Jones Gupta

On December 10th, 2020, PCI Ventures hosted their first Virtual Pitch Day.  A virtual audience of investors and stakeholders heard from 12 innovative startups in Therapeutics, Diagnostic Devices and Digital Health, and Advanced Materials. Companies pitched for 10 minutes followed by a short question and answer session. This virtual event was an exciting opportunity for…

Vision researchers honored by End Blindness 2020

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The Outstanding Achievement Prize highlights the contributions of the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Gustavo D. Aguirre and the Perelman School of Medicine’s Jean Bennett and Albert M. Maguire toward a gene therapy for a form of blindness. Read More on Penn Today

Webinar Recording: Startup Creation for Engineers

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An introduction to the startup creation process with Manny Stockman of Osage University Partners and Michael Poisel of PCI Ventures. This webinar is targeted towards Penn faculty, researchers and staff.  

In Steve Fluharty, a steward of the arts and sciences

Posted on December 10, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

A look at the career—so far—of School of Arts & Sciences Dean Steve Fluharty, now in his second term as dean and his sixth decade at Penn. Read More on Penn Today