April 6, 2017


The University of Pittsburgh reported that Pitt Innovators were issued 11 U.S. patents in March 2017.

Featured Patent

US 9,585,933 “Therapeutic Use of Peptide Inhibitors of NADPH Oxidase; Aerosolization as a Delivery Mechanism”

Dr. Patrick Pagano, Professor & Vice Chair, Graduate Education Director, Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program, has developed a method of treating a patient with a heart or lung condition mediated by Nox2.  The method comprises administering to a patient an aerosolized  polypeptide that decreases superoxide anion production by Nox2.

For more information on this innovation, contact licensing manager Maria Vanegas.


Below is a listing of all U.S. patents issued to Pitt Innovators in March 2017.

Title   Inventor(s)   Licensing Manager Status
9,585,746 Artificial Valved Conduits for Cardiac Reconstructive Procedures and Methods for Their Prosecution Masahiro Yoshida; Doug Bernstein; Onur Dur; Kerem Pekkan Janice Panza Licensed
9,585,933 Therapeutic Use of Peptide Inhibitors of NADPH Oxidase; Aerosolization as a Delivery Mechanism Patrick Pagano Maria Vanegas Available for Licensing
9,592,093 A Novel Tactile Feedback System for Robotic Surgery Paul Johnson; Umamaheswar Duvvuri Janice Panza Available for Licensing
9,593,347 Identification of Mutations in Herpes Simplex Virus Envelope Glycoproteins That Enable or Enhance Vector Retargeting to Novel Non-HSV Receptors Joseph Glorioso; Hiroaki Uchida; Justus Cohen Maria Vanegas Licensed
9,593,334 Use of the Chromosome 19 MicroRNA Cluster (C19MC) for Treating Microbial Disease and Promoting Authophagy Yoel Sadovsky; Carolyn Candrilli Andrew Remes Available for Licensing
9,591,964 Steerable, Follow the Leader Device Alon Wolf; Marco Zenati; Howard Choset Janice Panza Licensed
9,597,358 Bioengineered Human Corneal Stromal Tissue Jian Wu; William Wagner; James Funderburgh; Yiqin Du Janice Panza Available for Licensing
9,607,202 Methods of Generating Trophectoderm and Neurectoderm From Human Embryonic Stem Cells Paul Sammak; Teresa Erb; Rami Mangoubi; Sara Mucko; Murkund Desai Maria Vanegas Available for Licensing
9,603,807 Enteral Administration of Sorbent Polymer for Treatment and Prophylaxis of Inflammation John Kellum; Mitchell Fink Alex Ducruet Licensed
9,603,582 Contrast Assisted Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging Xucai Chen; Francois Tchi; Ho Yu; Flordeliza Villanueva Alex Ducruet Available for Licensing
9,606,109 Multiparametric Method for Assessing Immune System Status Rakesh Sindhi Maria Vanegas Licensed