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  • Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards Nearly $500,000 to Advance Medical Innovations Toward Commercial Translation

    The Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh), in its fourth year, selected projects to treat dry eye with a contact lens coated with a sustained release new drug; a heart valve replacement made from a biodegradable material that recruits the patient's own cells; and a new test for the HIV virus that combines speed and accuracy.

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  • University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in September 2019

    Pitt innovators received five U.S. patents in September 2019, including for a surgical device to stop bleeding for battlefield and other traumatic wounds while maintaining blood flow to parts of the body distal to the injury.

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  • Renerva Receives $500,000 to Continue Product Development

    Pitt spinout Renerva LLC received grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health to expand its product development efforts. The company, based on technology from the lab of Bryan Brown, associate professor of bioengineering, is developing an injectable gel derived from porcine tissue that promotes and supports repair and regeneration of injured peripheral nerves.

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  • Oncorus Inc. Raises $79.5M as it Prepares its Cancer Therapy for Clinical Trials in 2020

    Oncorus, which licensed technology developed in the lab of Pitt professor Joseph Glorioso, said it raised the Series B round with the goal of beginning trials early in 2020 for its oncolytic virus therapy targeting lung and other cancers.

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