Medtech Series: Innovation @Penn

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Pennovation Center 3401 Grays Ferry Ave Philadelphia, PA 19146

Join PACT’s Medical Device Group as we visit the Pennovation Center and hear from Penn researchers and administrators on the University's latest medtech innovations. 

We'll talk with Mark Turco, MD, Chief Innovation and Corporate Outreach Officer at the Penn Center for Innovation, about the changing med device landscape, including:

  • * What is needed to succeed in the med device space
  • * How industry looks at med device technologies
  • * What is “meaningful innovation” in the med device sector

We'll follow Dr. Turco's remarks with a panel featuring Penn startups and faculty innovators:

Ari Wes 
Medical Student, University of Pennsylvania
Founder, Ostiio 

Ostiio is developing a novel, fully internalized distractor for use in children with birth defects of the facial bones and/or skull. With its magnetic activation mechanism, Ostiio’s distractor can be expanded wirelessly and with precision, across a patient’s skin.

Karen Hogan
Chief Executive Officer, Biorealize

Biorealize Microbial Design Studio is a desktop bioprototyping platform that brings together the capabilities of a biology wetlab into a single inexpensive piece of hardware to design, culture, and test genetically modified organisms.

Kacy Cullen
Research Associate Professor Of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Dr. Cullen’s research program operates at the intersection of Neurotrauma and Neural Engineering. A biomedical engineering approach is used to better understand the causative mechanisms of neural injury as well as to develop cutting-edge neural tissue engineering-based treatments to promote regeneration and restore function.