Success Stories

Highlights of the PCI news focused on Penn commercialization accomplishments

Penn Spinout Avisi Technologies Raises $4.06 Million in Seed Round To Be Used to Develop Glaucoma Treatment Device

Avisi was founded in 2017 by Penn students Rui Jing J., the company's CEO, and Brandon Kao and Adarsh Battu, who were studying business and engineering.

Penn spinout Neuralert Technologies’ stroke detection wristband selected for TIME’s List of the Best Inventions of 2022

The lightweight, non-invasive wristband device can detect the stroke symptoms in as little as 15 minutes.

Penn ranks #5 for undergraduate founders and #6 for graduate founders in Pitchbook Data’s ‘Top 100 colleges ranked by startup founders’

Penn ranked #5 for undergraduate founders and #6 for graduate founders. It also ranked #4 for female undergraduate founders and #5 for female graduate founders.

The Power of Pennovation Works: Research and Development

In November, in recognition of the 5th year anniversary of Pennovation Works, the Pennovation Center hosted The Power of Pennovation Works: Research and Development panel.

Team of Leading Scientists unite to launch Capstan Therapeutics

Penn spinout Capstan Therapeutics unites decades of combined experience in groundbreaking CAR therapies with the latest advances in mRNA delivery technology to find new cures for cancer and other dise

Innervace launches with $40M to repair the brain

Innervace, a regenerative medicine startup cofounded by Penn Medicine’s Kacy Cullen, PhD, and Douglas Smith, PhD raised up to $40 million in Series A financing. 

iECURE Gets Early FDA Designation

The company was awarded FDA orphan drug designation for its experimental therapy, GTP-506, on the heels of the drug receiving rare pediatric disease designation.

Penn Engineering Commercialization Speaker Series

This fall, the Penn Center for Innovation and Penn Engineering present three monthly sessions with expert speakers, who will discuss funding, pitching, and open source software for commercialization.

Penn Medicine Commercialization Speaker Series – Fall 2022

This fall, the Penn Center for Innovation and Penn Medicine present three monthly speaker sessions with experts in the field of Life Sciences investing, university startups, and intellectual property.

PCI Startup ŌNŌCOR Reports First-In-Human Use of the ŌNŌ Retrieval System

Tumors within the heart affect thousands of patients around the world annually, but prior to the ŌNŌ system, open-heart surgery was the only way to remove them.


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