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

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 cosmetic surgery
  • Dr. Wang: Rapid and ultrasensitive SARS-CoV-2 antigen detection for infection screening by non-professional users

The 12 researchers will be paired with business advisors made up of industry professionals and serial entrepreneurs to develop a proof-of-concept plan. Finalists will present those plans to the selection committee later this year with the awardees announced in early 2021.

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