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  • Pitt Innovation Teams Awarded $60,000 to Advance Their Ideas

    The winners of the 2019 Wells Healthcare and Kuzneski Cup competitions are aiming to make an impact on cancer treatment, developing more durable touchscreens for mobile devices and much more.

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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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  • LyGenesis Raises $4M Funding Round

    Pitt spinout LyGenesis has raised $4 million as it plans to enter clinical trials in 2020 for its liver generation technology.

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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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