Blast Furnace Accelerator Strengthens Pitt Student Ideas on Path to Startups

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  July 6, 2018 Rising junior engineering students Sneha Jeevan and Shivani Tuli came to Pitt with entrepreneurship on their minds. Following their participation in the Randall Family Big Idea Competition last February and March, they were eager to continue to develop their idea for a medication dispensing bottle and app that would make it… Read more »

University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in June 2018

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July 5, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven U.S. patents in June 2018. Featured Patent: “U.S. 10,004,766″ Trabecular Meshwork Stem Cells” Yiqin Du, Associate Professor of the departments of Ophthalmology, Cell Biology and Developmental Biology and colleagues have developed a method of increasing cell density in trabecular meshwork (TM)… Read more »

Stopping a Silent Killer

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June 29, 2018 Pitt Innovator Maintains Bonds to Pitt as he Launches Startup to Break Bonds of Carbon Monoxide in Blood In choosing Pitt School of Medicine for a postdoctoral fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine, Jason Rose’s focus was less on the E.R. than in becoming an entrepreneur. Now, thanks to a cultural… Read more »

Pitt Spinout Oncorus Working Toward Clinical Trials

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  Trials of “Combination Therapies” Exploding as Immunotherapies Become Mainstream Immunotherapies are re-shaping the way cancer is treated and leading to scores of new clinical trials to determine how cancer can be made detectable and treatable by the body’s immune system. In the middle of a sea of biotech startups in Cambridge, MA, Oncorus Inc…. Read more »