Pitt innovators were issued nine patents in November 2021.
Featured patent: 11,179,502 “Biomimetic Hydrodgel Scaffolds and Associated Methods“
Annually, there are more than 1 million bone-grafting operations in the U.S. Traditional bone grafts consist of porous scaffolds made of metals, polymers, ceramics, or composite biomaterials. These grafts result in unsatisfactory surgical outcomes due to poor wear, mechanical mismatch, and incompatible surface environment. It’s often necessary to augment traditional grafts with expensive growth factors for bones to heal. Pitt innovators led by Shilpa Sant, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Science, are developing a hydrogel scaffold system (FHSS) that offers not only biocompatibility, biodegradability, and mechanical stability, but also its bioactivity encourages sequestration and deposition of minerals to regrow bone at the site of the graft. In addition, the self-assembling fibrous scaffold is simple and cost-effective to produce.
For more information on this technology, including licensing, contact Janice Panza at email@example.com.
Below is a list of patents issued to Pitt innovators in November 2021. You can also search the complete database of all Pitt innovations available for licensing.
|11,161,684||Device and Method for Preventing Immediate Access to an Object||Rory Cooper; Sabah Ocasio; Heather Caron; Garrett Grindle; Benjamin Bebrosky; Katherine Gaines||George Coulston||Available for licensing|
|11,170,480||Image Enhancement Using Virtual Averaging||Joel Schuman; Chieh-Li Chen; Hiroshi Ishikawa; Chaim-Gadi Wollstein||Janice Panza||Available for licensing|
|11,167,277||CU(I)-Catalyzed Aide-Alkyne Cycloadditions (CuAAC) Ligands and Methods for Carrying Out Cu(I)-Catalyzed Aide-Alkyne-Cycloaddition Reactions||Dexing Zeng||Janice Panza||Available for licensing|
|11,173,175||Uridine Diphosphate Compounds as Mobilizers of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells||Byeong-Chel Lee||Andrew Remes||Available for licensing|
|11,173,160||Use of TG02 for Treating Gliomas in Pediatric Subjects||Sameer Agnihortri; Alberto Broniscer; Ian Pollack; Thomas Estok||Andrew Remes||Licensed|
|11,180,507||Synthesis of Functionalizable or Functionalized Poly(3,4-Ethylenedioxythiphene)-Based Polymers and Monomers Thereof||Xinyan Tracy Cui; Bin Cao||Janice Panza||Available for licensing|
|11,179,412||Methods of Treating Conditions Involving Elevated Inflammatory Response||Daolin Tang; Ling Zeng; Timothy Billiar||Maria Vanegas||Available for Licensing|
|11,179,502||Biomimetic Hydrogel Scaffolds and Related Methods||Shilpa Sant||Janice Panza||Available for Licensing|
|11,185,611||Method and Apparatus for Decellularization of Tissue||Christopher Hobson; Thomas Gilbert; Ethan Ungchusri||Andrew Remes||Available for licensing|