Sunday, October 27, 2019

Penn's Hidden Gem of Student Innovation

PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 27, 2019 – Innovation is spurred by creative problem solving, unique approaches and visualizing the long term objectives and goals. Innovation is at the core of Penn, inspiring engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, creatives, collaborators, and researchers to push boundaries, reject norms, and answer the challenges of tomorrow. The same desire to develop is what attracts some of the brightest young minds from across the world. Penn provides students with the support to freely explore and test the boundaries of innovation. No other event captures that drive and passion like the Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Prototyping Marvels: MAR Designs Win 3rd Rothberg Catalyzer with Innovative Orthotic Device

PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 21, 2019 – Penn Health-Tech is pleased to announce the winners of third Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn, made possible by Jonathan Rothberg and organized by Penn Health-Tech: MAR Designs, created by Rebecca Li (MEAM’23), Ariella Mansfield (MEAM’23), and Michael Sobrepera (MEAM’21). The Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn Makerthon was held on October 19th and 20th at the School of Engineering and Applied Science on the University of Pennsylvania campus. The weekend event is a two-day makerthon that challenges interdisciplinary student teams to prototype and pitch their medical devices in hopes of addressing an unmet clinical need. It represents the summit of a six-week incubator featuring three workshops, known as Design Studios.

Monday, September 30, 2019

BCI Epilepsy (now Jarvis) to participate in an exhibition of social impact innovation from grad students know as the Global Grad Show in November 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 30, 2019 – Penn Health-Tech would like to congratulate Catalyzer alum BCI Epilepsy on their inclusion in the Global Grad Show in November 2019. We wish Varun Sanghvi and Michael Yates great success!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

BioAlert Banks on Medical Device Breakthrough

PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 27, 2019 – People are living healthier, longer lives today. In 1920, the average life expectancy was 55.4 years. Today, that number has increased to 78.6. Decades of scientific study and research have culminated in advances in modern medicine. Ideas once improbable merely a generation ago are now at the forefront of medical innovation. The University of Pennsylvania is a world-renowned leader in medicine and medical innovation, so it’s only reasonable that its students are inspired to leave their own mark on medicine. BioAlert Technologies, a student venture founded at the University of Pennsylvania, has only been in existence for a year but the nascent startup is positioning itself as the next generation of medical device innovators.

Monday, August 19, 2019

HealthSense, now Puzzl, accepted into the Y-Combinator Summer 2019 Cohort

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 19, 2019 – Penn Health-Tech would like to congratulate Catalyzer alum HealthSense, now Puzzl, on being one of 197 startups accepted into the Summer 2019 cohort of the Y-Combinator. 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Instahub wins the 2019 President's Innovation Prize at the University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 26, 2019 – Penn Health-Tech would like to congratulate Catalyzer alum Instahub on winning the 2019 President's Innovation Prize and being featured in Penn Today. We wish Michael Wong and the team continued success!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Innovating for the Future of Health Care

PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 2, 2019 – What better way to generate promising new health care ideas than by gathering bright young minds at top universities for a 36-hour innovation competition, complete with cash prizes? This is the concept behind the Rothberg Catalyzer Makerthon, a cross-disciplinary event sponsored by the Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology (Penn Health-Tech).


The Catalyzer, held at universities across the country, is the brainchild of scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Jonathan Rothberg... (continued on page 8)

Friday, November 2, 2018

Students Design Health Care Technology Prototypes at 2018 Rothberg Catalyzer Makerthon

PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 2, 2019 – Students at Penn’s second annual Rothberg Catalyzer Makerthon raced to finalize innovative health care technology devices during a 30-hour event spanning the weekend of October 13–14. Student teams collaborated on projects they would present to a panel of judges made up of clinicians, engineers and health care entrepreneurs.

The event was organized by Penn Health-Tech: Center for Health, Devices and Technology...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Students’ Innovative Orthotic Device Wins Rothberg Catalyzer

PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 23, 2019 – Penn Health-Tech’s Rothberg Catalyzer is a two-day makerthon that challenges interdisciplinary student teams to prototype and pitch medical devices that aim to address an unmet clinical need.

The Catalyzer’s third competition was held last weekend and was won by MAR Designs, a team of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics graduate students: Rebecca Li, Ariella Mansfield and Michael Sobrepera.

MAR Designs took home the top prize of $10,000 for their project, an orthotic device that children with cerebral palsy can more comfortably wear as they sleep.