Penn Center for Innovation

Innovation at ‘Cellicon Valley’

Posted on December 3, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

PCI was featured in a Penn Today article in advance of the fourth annual Celebration of Innovation. The article highlights key PCI facts and figures about ongoing efforts towards translating discoveries and ideas into products and businesses. Read the Article.

Penn Medicine’s Fall Issue: Innovation

Posted on — Jessica Jones Gupta

The term “innovation” is so often used in health care these days that it sounds shallow and empty. In some places, it’s just one more trendy piece of business jargon. So why have an “innovation issue” of Penn Medicine? Because innovation is not a hollow term here. Read the Issue

Device Accelerator: How a Vest for COPD Evolved

Posted on December 2, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Through the Penn Medicine Medical Device Accelerator, a physician’s back-of-a-napkin sketch may soon help patients breathe easier. Read More (On Penn Medicine News)

Strella Biotechnology tackles food waste by ‘hacking the fruit’

Posted on November 27, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

President’s Innovation Prize awardees Katherine Sizov and Malika Shukurova are expanding their startup and confronting $1 trillion of food waste with their novel biosensing technology. Read More on Penn Today

Nominate for the Life Sciences PA Annual Awards

Posted on November 26, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Each of the awards presented at the Life Sciences PA Annual Dinner recognizes a contribution that helped shape the life sciences industry into what it is today. This is your chance to tell us who you believe should be honored at this year’s Annual Dinner.   Emerging Company of the Year Life Sciences Pennsylvania’s Emerging…

Nurse Innovators: Submit ideas to improve cancer care

Posted on — Jessica Jones Gupta

Together with the Oncology Nursing Society and JLABS, Johnson & Johnson is proud to announce the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Oncology. The nurse innovators with the best idea(s) will receive up to $100,000 in grant funding and access to mentoring and coaching from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of…

Advancing algorithmic care: Pennovation event featured medical and tech innovators

Posted on November 12, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Experts from Penn share their perspectives on the role of advanced algorithms and AI in health care and what the future holds for digital health technologies. Read More (Penn Today)

A New Approach to Gene Therapy—Now In Dogs, Maybe Later In Humans

Posted on November 11, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Gene therapy has successfully been used to treat age-related ailments in mice. Now it’s being studied in dogs. Read More (In the Wall Street Journal)

Positive results in first-in-U.S. trial of CRISPR-edited immune cells

Posted on November 8, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Genetically editing a cancer patient’s immune cells using CRISPR/Cas9 technology, then infusing those cells back into the patient appears safe and feasible based on early data from the first-ever clinical trial to test the approach in humans in the United States. Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center have infused three participants in the trial thus far—two…