Pitt Ranks Among Top 30 Worldwide Universities for Patents Issued

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Pitt Ranks Among Top 30 Worldwide Universities for Patents Issued June 12, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh once again ranked among the top recipients of U.S. utility patents among worldwide universities in 2019, according to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). Published annually since 2013, the report ranks… Read more »

School of Rehabilitation Sciences Teams Complete First Gear Commercialization Program

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May 4, 2020 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Ups its Commercial Translation Game Dave Brienza suspected there were more innovations with the potential to improve people’s lives lurking within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS). So he decided to partner with the Innovation Institute to conduct a special edition of its Pitt… Read more »

University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in April 2020

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May 4, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 10 U.S. patents in April 2020. Featured Patent: “10,631,792: “System and Method of Determining a Susceptibility to Cardiorespiratory Insufficiency” The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a sharp increase in patients suffering respiratory distress that require interventions, including mechanical ventillation in the most… Read more »

Pitt Students Forge Ahead to Complete Randall Family Big Idea Competition

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Pitt Students Forge Ahead to Complete Randall Family Big Idea Competition Medical School team wins $25,000 top prize with platform for recycling biomedical waste April, 23, 2020  As Pitt School of Medicine and research students, James O’Brien (Physician Scientist Training Program), Noah Pyles (Physician Scientist Training Program) and Jonathan Cohen (Medical Scientist Training Program,… Read more »

Center for Medical Innovation Announces Expedited COVID-19 Grant Program

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Center for Medical Innovation Announces Expedited COVID-19 Grant Program     The Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) announces an expedited funding opportunity to address the COVID-19 pandemic. A special award will be issued from the Early Stage Medical Technology Pilot Funding Program to address rapid development and commercial deployment of innovative technologies focused on this… Read more »

University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in March 2020

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April 2, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 14 U.S. patents in March 2020. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,547,376: “Layer by Layer Coated Mesh for Local Release of Bioactive Proteins” The host immune response to therapeutic implants can cause severe complications. By applying a new active agent-eluting coating to implantable biomaterials,… Read more »

Innovation Institute Announces Covid-19 Measures

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Innovation Institute Announces Covid-19 Measures The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute will continue to carry out its core functions during the Covid-19 outbreak. However, many of our events and programs will be either postponed or provided remotely. If you have a question regarding an upcoming item, please email us at innovate@pitt.edu. While our physical offices… Read more »

Mutant Gene Hunters

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March 12, 2020 Mutant Gene Hunters Pitt Researchers’ Test for Thyroid Cancer Eliminating Thousands of Unneeded Surgeries Duo Credits Affiliation with Pitt and UPMC for Allowing Them to Bring Clinical and Research Roles Together to Drive Innovation By Mike Yeomans The thyroid sits just below the Adam’s apple. Shaped like a butterfly, its two lobes… Read more »

University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in February 2020

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March 9, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven  U.S. patents in February 2020. Featured Patent: “U.S. 10,568,886: Targeting Cyt5R3” Adam Straub, associate professor of pharmacology and chemical biology, and colleagues, have discovered that CyB5R3 is a novel therapeutic target to increase cGMP signaling in cells. Based on this discovery,… Read more »