Penn Center for Innovation

Celebrating Penn Innovators, Inventors, and Partners

Posted on December 4, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

On Tuesday, December 3 at the beautiful Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts in the Van Pelt Library, more than 150 Penn inventors and partners came together to celebrate Penn’s innovation achievements during fiscal year 2019. The fourth annual Celebration of Innovation highlighted the best of the University’s innovators from medical devices…

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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.

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Penn Medicine’s Fall Issue: Innovation

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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

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People of PCI: Jennifer Langenberger

Posted on December 2, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The Penn Center for Innovation is often the behind-the-scenes force promoting Penn discoveries, innovation, and technology. With this blog series, we’re moving the amazing PCI staff into the spotlight to learn about what they do, what led them to PCI, and how their work helps the greater Penn community. Our fourth spotlight shines on Jennifer…

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Device Accelerator: How a Vest for COPD Evolved

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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)

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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

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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…

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Nurse Innovators: Submit ideas to improve cancer care

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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…

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Technology of the Month: Topical Treatment for Autoimmune Disorders

Posted on November 14, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

When you have an autoimmune disorder, it can feel like you’re not safe in your own body. Your own immune system attacks healthy tissues causing chronic pain, mobility issues, and other debilitating symptoms. Common drugs to alleviate (not cure) your condition can often cause their own set of issues, which are both painful and costly….

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