Pitt innovators were issued eight patents in October 2022.
Featured patent: 11,458,224 “Ovarian-Derived Hydrogels for Biomedical and Biotechnology Applications”
Women who survive ovarian cancer often struggle with infertility and reproductive dysfunction. Restoring reproductive function for these women and other suffering from other ovarian-related diseases requires careful manipulation of ovarian follicles. Current measures for fertility preservation, such as cryopreservation, can pose the risk of re-introducing the malignant cells upon transplantation. Inventors at Pitt developed a novel method to support follicle development and restore fertility in chemotherapy-treated mice via targeted delivery of immature follicles. This technology utilizes a novel biomaterial derived from decellularized porcine ovarian tissues. The inventors are proposing the use of this technology as a minimally invasive method to restore fertility and endocrine function in cancer survivors with ovaries as well as a targeted delivery system for the treatment of ovarian-associated diseases.
For more information on this innovation contact Janice Panza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a listing of all patents issued to Pitt innovators in October 2022, or search all available Pitt technologies.
|11,458,224||Ovarian-Derived Hydrogels for Biomedical and Biotechnology Applications||Michael Buckenmeyer; Bryan Brown; Aleksandar Rajkovic; Yong-Hyun Shin||Janice Panza||Available for Licensing|
|11,464,479||Method and Apparatus to Detect Lipid Contents in Tissues Using Ultrasound||Kang Kim; Ahmed Mahmoud; Debaditya Dutta||Mark Luderer||Available for Licensing|
|11,467,338||Method of Making a Distributed Optical Fiber Sensor Having Enhanced Rayleigh Scattering and Enhanced Temperature Stability, and Monitoring Systems Employing Same||Peng Chen; Aidong Yan; Sheng Huang; Paul Ohodnicki; Michael Buric||George Coulston||Available for Licensing|
|11,469,054||Highly Stable Electronic Device Employing Hydrophobic Composite Coating Layer||Jung-Kun Lee; Gill Han||George Coulston||Available for Licensing|
|11,471,674||Electroosmoitc Convection-Enhanced Delivery System||Stephen Weber; Amir Faraji; Yifat Guy; Alec Valenta||Janice Panza||Available for Licensing
|11,471,562||Cartilage Material Having Minimal Hypertrophy and Robust Integration Capacity, And Uses Therefore||Hang Lin; Rocky Tuan; Yanheng Yang||Janice Panza||Available for Licensing|
|D967101||Computing Pointing Device||Rory Cooper; Aaron Anderson; Rory Cooper; Garrett Grindle; Zachary Kitzmiller Anzelone||George Coulston||Licensed|
|11,478,518||Immuno-Oncolytic Therapies||Stephen Thorne||Maria Vanegas||Licensed|