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 Sang Ho Ye, have developed biodegradable vascular stent coating materials that represent an improvement over current stent materials, which can lead to blood clots. The new materials consist of thermoplastic polyurethanes with non-thrombogenic groups along their backbone to provide a clot-resistant surface that can also serve as a temporary drug reservoir. For more information or to license this technology, contact Alex Ducruet at aducruet@innovation.pitt.edu

A full list of patents received in November 2017 is below.

 

Patent
Number
Title   Inventor(s)   Licensing Manager        Status
 
9,808,560 Biodegradable, Non-Thrombogenic Elastomeric Polyurethanes

Yi Hong; Sang Ho Ye; William Wagner

Alex Ducruet Available for Licensing
 
9,808,541 Thioflavin Derivatives for Use in Antemortem Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and in In Vivo Imaging and Prevention of Amyloid Deposition William Klunk; Chester Mathis; Yanming Wang Alex Ducruet Licensed
 
9,814,744 Decellularized Adipose Cell Growth Scaffold Bryan Brown; Stephen Badylak; John Freund; J. Peter Rubin Alex Ducruet Available for Licensing
 
9,814,821 Devices, Systems and Methods for Reducing the Concentration of Carbon Dioxide in the Blood William Federspiel; David Arazawa; Jeremy Kimmel Maria Vanegas Licensed
 
9,816,068 Separatome-Based Protein Expression and Purification Platform Partrick Bartlow; Mohammad Attai; Ellen Brune; Ralph Henry; Robert Beitle Maria Vanegas Licensed
 
9,822,371 E. Coli Separatome-Based Protein Expression and Purification Platform Partrick Bartlow; Mohammad Attai; Ellen Brune; Ralph Henry; Robert Beitle Maria Vanegas Licensed
 
9,820,990 Methods of Treating Disorders Associated With Protein Aggregation. David Perlmutter; Gary Silverman; Stephen Pak Andrew Remes Available for Licensing