PCI @ BIO, June 15-18, 2015 in Philadelphia
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Penn Center for Innovation at BIO

The Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) will be showcasing Penn’s major life science assets and early stage technologies at the BIO International Convention 2015, scheduled to take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia from June 15-18.

Highlights of PCI's involvement include:
--An opportunity to hear from top cell and gene therapy researchers and partner company CEOs on Monday afternoon;

--The chance to meet Penn faculty working on early stage life science technologies through the BIO Academic Zone;

--Engaging with PCI personnel at our booth to guide interested companies and investors to appropriate Penn faculty and available technology; and

--Learning more about the Pennovation Center, Penn’s life sciences incubator and co-working space (currently under active development) located directly across the Schuylkill River from Penn’s Medical School Campus.


Where to find PCI @ BIO
Special Event: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Trends
- Featured Penn Faculty
Featured Available Techs from PCI
- PCI Ventures Startup Companies
- Pennovation Center Updates

Find us on the Exhibition Floor...

Pennsylvania Pavilion
Booth: 4227A

Learn More: 
PCI’s COO Laurie Actman will speak about our innovation and entrepreneurship activities and introduce key business development and licensing staff from the stage in the PA Pavilion on Wednesday, June 17th at 9:45 am.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Trends
Catalyzing the Greater Philadelphia 
Life Sciences Ecosystem

Monday, June 15, 2015
Panel: 3:30–5:00 PM | Reception: 5:00-6:00 PM

This interactive discussion will highlight the innovative research and entrepreneurship opportunities that are catalyzing the economic growth of the Life Sciences sector in Greater Philadelphia.  Panelists will highlight the current commercialization activities driving growth in the private sector.


Session ID: 2801

Other Events featuring Penn Faculty:

Tuesday June 16, 10:15 am - 11:45 am | Room 107AB | Dr. James Wilson
Nucleic Acid and Cell Therapy – Insights, Successes and Challenges

Thursday June 18, 10:30 am - 11:45 am | Room 105AB | David Roth
Integrating Personalized Medicine into Healthcare: Challenges and Potential Solutions

Featured Research Centers - BIO Academic Zone

PCI will be highlighting the following Penn Medicine Institutes and Departments in the BIO Academic Zone (Hall F, Level 1 in the BIO Metropolis):

1. Institute for Immunology (Director: E. John Wherry, PhD)
2. Institute for Regenerative Medicine (Director Kenneth S. Zaret, PhD)
3. Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism (Director Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD)

4. Neurology Department (Director Frances Elizabeth Jensen, MD, FACP)

These centers will also have featured posters in the Academic Zone, and PCI licensing officers and Penn faculty will be on location to answer your questions.

Featured Available Penn
Life Science Technologies

  1. Modulation Of Human Skin Pigmentation 
  2. A Tumor Mitochondria Vaccine That Protects Against Cancer 
  3. Vaccine Adjuvant And Immunostimulant 
  4. Immunotoxin Therapeutic Targets Epithelial Derived Cancers 
  5. Novel Compounds For Treatment For Friedreich Ataxia 
  6. A Drug Delivery System Tuned To The Endogenous Mechanical Environment 
  7. Use Of MicroRNAs To Promote Cardiac Tissue Repair And Regeneration 
  8. Cancer Vaccine Platform 
  9. Target Pathway For Degrading Misfolded-Proteins 
  10. Bispecific Antibody Platform
If any Penn faculty or institute would like to share print materials at PCI's booth during BIO, please contact Kat Hinkel for more information.
PCI Ventures Companies at BIO

PCI Ventures, a division of the Penn Center for Innovation, provides a suite of services and hands-on support to promote entrepreneurship and to incubate early-stage technology-based businesses as they make their way towards commercial success. PCI Ventures manages a portfolio of 60 active companies in life sciences, health IT,  robotics, education and materials.
  1. Cytovas 
  2. Graphene Frontiers
  3. Cellnetics
  4. Penzymes
  5. Viraze
  6. Spherevis
  7. Neurokappa
  8. Intervir
  9. Prohibix
  10. QRS
  11. World RN
  12. Animotion
  13. MeMix
  14. Skelegen
  15. Vifant
For more information, please come to our booth to meet Dora Mitchell of PCI Ventures.  You can also reach her at 

Pennovation Center

Partnership Opportunity Update

Opening Fall 2016
The Pennovation Center is a business incubator and laboratory that will align and integrate researchers and entrepreneurs for the translation of basic research into products, services, and new business ventures. 

The 58,000 sq. ft. facility will house two floors of co-working space designed to support individual entrepreneurs and startups from the University and the private sector seeking affordable and flexible office space. The Center will create and host workshops, programs and professional-development resources for this community. These floors will include wet and dry labs with shared lab-support equipment, meeting rooms and social areas.

The third floor will be occupied by the
Penn Engineering Field Research Center, integrating computer science and electrical, mechanical and systems engineering.

Stop by PCI’s booth to learn more about available space and partnership opportunities. The center will open in mid-2016.
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