WIB-Philly was thrilled to welcome Dr. Michele Marcolongo to discuss the process of commercializing products developed in an academic laboratory. Dr. Marcolongo is the chair of the Materials Science and Engineering department at Drexel University. She previously was employed in industry and since entering academia has launched companies with products developed in her laboratory and has extensive experience in licensing technology from the academic setting. After her lecture, Dr. Marcolongo opened the floor for an engaging Q&A session that was followed by networking, food and drinks. Thank you to the Science Center Quorum for hosting the event and all those who attended and participated.