The University of Pennsylvania continues to be one of the best universities in the world for innovators, patents, research, and entrepreneurs.
According to Reuters:
“Researchers at Penn’s department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics have developed a way to “heal” metal at room temperature. The process is modeled after the way bones repair themselves, and involves creating metallic foams that are coated with an inert polymer; when the metal is damaged, the polymer breaks, exposing the damaged area. The polymer then works as a protective mask for a low-energy, room-temperature electroplating technique that adds a new metal coating only where there was damage. In 2018 Penn announced a collaboration with Johnson & Johnson to open a hub at the Pennovation Center, the University’s business and technology incubator in Philadelphia. Entrepreneurs working at the site focus on developing new medical devices, pharmaceuticals, consumer and health technologies.”