Helping Our Heroes

Lankenau Ventures was established to accelerate development and commercialization of medical inventions conceived by frontline healthcare workers. Lankenau Ventures is devoted to bringing to life the innovations created by frontline workers, initially those from Main Line Health.

Joining forces

Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR), Mainline Health, L2C Partners and Early Charm Ventures joined together to create Lankenau Ventures. We have an expert team of healthcare workers, engineers, designers, and scientists. Together, these experts take charge in building, testing, protecting, and marketing these important inventions.

Helping Our Heroes

Lankenau Ventures was established to accelerate development and commercialization of medical inventions conceived by frontline healthcare workers. Lankenau Ventures is devoted to bringing to life the innovations created by frontline workers, initially those from Main Line Health.

Joining forces with Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR), Lankenau Ventures has an expert team of healthcare workers, engineers, designers, and scientists. Together, these experts take charge in building, testing, protecting, and marketing these important inventions.

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Our Team

Dr. George Prendergast

Director and Founding Visionary

Merle Gilmore

Founder and Intellectual Property Advisor

Ken Malone

Managing Director

Adam Van Dyke

Operations Manager

Kristen Karlovich

Product Design and Marketing

Chris Ewing

Sales and Marketing

Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs.

LIMR is a nonprofit, biomedical research institute located on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. Its signature Acapreneurial™️ model focuses on invention, intellectual property and new company development, with a secondary goal of pursuing new academic knowledge.

L2C provides outsourced technology transfer and commercialization services for educational institutions and research centers: complete operations for colleges, universities, research and medical institutions and part-time support for those with existing operations.

Early Charm Ventures manages and operates Lankenau Ventures, working with each inventor to bring their ideas to market.

Our Team

Dr. George Prendergast

Director and Founding Visionary

Merle Gilmore

Founder and Intellectual Property Advisor

Ken Malone

Managing Director

Adam Van Dyke

Operations Manager

Kristen Karlovich

Product Design and Marketing

Chris Ewing

Sales and Marketing