Where Ideas Come to Life

After Rui Jing Jiang W18 and her team, Avisi Technologies won the 2017 Y-Prize technology contest with their idea — an ultra-thin drainage implant, called VisiPlate, to treat glaucoma — they moved through two university accelerators and developed their product through a Penn Engineering lab and the Singh Center for Nanotechnology. “We met a ton of entrepreneurs by just being at Penn, and it fostered a sense of community,” says Jiang. “Being able to get to where we are today is testament to the incredible nature of the technology that was spun out of Penn.”

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