Success Stories

Highlights of the PCI news focused on Penn commercialization accomplishments

Managing Director John Swartley Featured on The Philadelphia Business Journal Cover

This in-depth interview with Swartley provides a comprehensive history about technology transfer at Penn as well as the establishment and current success of PCI. 

Penn Ranks First in Licensing Income in AUTM Annual Report

Penn officially ranked number one in terms of licensing income in the latest Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) annual survey, which included 153 reporting institutions.

Pennovation Accelerator Alumni Develops New Model of 3D Chocolate Printing Press

Ellie Weinstein, Pennovation Accelerator alumni, developed the Cocoa Press to 3D print chocolate.

PCI Activities Highlighted by the CEO Council for Growth

The CEO Council for Growth recently highlighted PCI's annual review and JP Morgan Conference event in its newsletter.

PACT Enterprise Awards

PCI supported Penn spinouts Interius BioTherapeutics, Verismo Therapeutics, viTToria biotherapeutics, Exyn Technologies, and Avisi Technologies are all nominated for awards.

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


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