Success Stories

Highlights of the PCI news focused on Penn commercialization accomplishments

Penn ICorps Graduate and President’s Innovation Prize Winner Strella Biotech Raises $8 Million in Series A Funding Round

Read about how this Philadelphia-based agricultural biotech startup received funding from Mark Cuban, Google Ventures, and others.

Penn Engineering Graduates Develop a Device to Reduce Ocean Microplastic Pollution

Read about how May graduates won the 2022 President's Sustainability Prize for their device that reduces microplastic pollution.

Inspiring people, place, and purpose

Gutmann spearheaded the creation of an innovation ecosystem for Penn, Philadelphia, and beyond by transforming technology transfer at Penn to be both more faculty- and industry-friendly.

Decade-long remission after CAR T cell therapy

Two patients represent longest-known CAR T cell response to date, providing insight into treatment effect and outcomes.

The Center for Breakthrough Medicines and Penn partner in the manufacturing of gene therapies

Penn’s Innovation in Process Science combines with CBM manufacturing capability to develop large-scale gene therapy manufacturing capacity, testing, and analytics

Katalin Karikó, PhD, featured on the cover of Newsweek as one of America’s Greatest Disruptors

She was described as being one of the 50 visionaries whose career-long actions have had far-reaching impact.

Penn inventors named Heroes of the Year by Time Magazine

Drs. Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman, inventors of the foundational RNA research that led to the COVID-19 vaccines, are two of researchers named by Time Magazine as their Heroes of the Year 2021.

Celebration of Innovation 2021 Recap and Recording

The event honors the patent recipients from the previous fiscal year, as well as, those partners, inventors, and startups that made exceptional achievements.

Penn Center for Innovation reports largest number of annual patents in 2021

The Penn Center for Innovation had the most-ever patents issued for Penn and its affiliates this year, according to the center's 2021 Year in Review.

A record-breaking year for innovation

With its highest number of patents issued, commercial agreements, corporate-sponsored research funding, and licensing revenue receipts in a single period, PCI experienced a landmark fiscal year.

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