University of Pittsburgh Announced Patents Issued in December 2017

January 9, 2018   The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were awarded 10 U.S. patents in December 2017. Featured Patent U.S. 9,833,226 “Endoscopic Ports for Minimally Invasive Surgical Access and Methods and Use Thereof” Johnathan Engh, Associate Professor and Director of the Neuroendoport Surgery Program and Adult Neurosurgical…

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Blast Furnace Students Solve Problems Close to Their Hearts

[caption id="attachment_6947" align="alignleft" width="640"] Jared Raszewski and Emelyn Jaros, both of the Swanson School of Engineering, won the $2,500 grand prize at the Demo Day for the Pitt Blast Furnace student idea accelerator's Cohort 6.[/caption] The problems a few dozen Pitt students wrestled with this semester weren’t in a homework…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in November 2017

December 7, 2017 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were awarded seven U.S. patents in November 2017. Featured Patent U.S. 9,808,560 “Biodegradable, Non-Thrombogenic Elastomeric Polyurothanes” William Wagner, Director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and colleagues Yi Hong and…

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First Gear Teams Awarded $25,000 at Demo Day Pitch Competition

[caption id="attachment_6886" align="alignright" width="398"] Pitt Ventures First Gear Fall 2017 Cohort Demo Day winners included, from left, the OH Alert team of Eunice Yang, Associate Professor of Engineering at Pitt Johnstown, student entrepreneurial lead Sean Cadden and Elizabeth Katrancha, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Pitt Johnstown. The Nitrix team is…

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