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University of Pennsylvania to Celebrate Launch of Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology

On May 2, 2017, the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology, or Penn Health-Tech, a University-wide effort to advance Penn’s world-class breakthroughs into new devices and health technologies to meet the world’s most pressing health care needs. Marking the opening of the Center, the University will host the first in a series of regular symposia.

Penn Health-Tech was established by the Perelman School of Medicine, the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Office of the Vice Provost of Research. It is sponsored in part by a generous gift from Penn alum Jonathan Brassington, whose passion to encourage interdisciplinary investigative projects sparked its creation.

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Through our Project Management and Penn Health-Tech Pilot Award Program, we fund and provide program support to innovators across the University of Pennsylvania ecosystem. We deliver support throughout the innovation process by taking ideas from the novel research & discovery phases and moving them through prototyping to proof of principle.

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Penn Health-Tech accelerates medical technology innovation on campus by creating structure and providing resources for innovators across The University of Pennsylvania, The University of Pennsylvania Health System, and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), including idea vetting and support for programs from foundational to translational research.

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Our educational program offerings develop, educate, and advance the next generation of med tech innovation experts. Through our curricula, students, faculty, and researchers are exposed to all phases of the med tech lifecycle including: need finding, concept development and selection, regulatory, IP considerations, prototyping, preclinical testing, and commercialization.

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Forging connections is at the core of what we do to catalyze medical device innovation at the University of Pennsylvania. At our annual symposia, we unite internal and external experts in healthcare innovation. On a monthly basis, we bring clinicians and engineers together to brainstorm on an unmet medical need through our Penn Health-Tech Meet-UPs.