University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in March 2017

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April 6, 2017   The University of Pittsburgh reported that Pitt Innovators were issued 11 U.S. patents in March 2017. Featured Patent US 9,585,933 “Therapeutic Use of Peptide Inhibitors of NADPH Oxidase; Aerosolization as a Delivery Mechanism” Dr. Patrick Pagano, Professor & Vice Chair, Graduate Education Director, Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program, has developed a method… Read more »

Pitt Student Startup Monarch Solar to Compete in ACC InVenture Prize Competition

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March 29, 2017   By Rachel Wilkinson This year, the University of Pittsburgh’s selected finalists for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) InVenture Prize competition will present a fully-realized prototype that began with some socially conscious web searching. Monarch Solar, comprised of team members Jay Murray, Nick Faughey, and Ben Stutz, has its origins in November… Read more »

30 Teams Enter Cohort 5 of the Pitt Blast Furnace Student Accelerator

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March 29, 2017   5 Teams selected as Blast Furnace Fellows will split $50,000 to launch a startup by June Hudson Companies donates $10,000 to support new Fellowship program In the clearest indication yet that Pitt students are thirsting to be entrepreneurial, the Pitt Blast Furnace student accelerator has announced its fifth and largest cohort… Read more »

Long-Time Pitt Collaborators Forge Path to Impact for Discovery

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Pictured from left, Dr. Alan Wells, Dr. Cecelia Yates and Sean McDonald, CEO of Ocugenix Inc., which is developing technology created by Drs. Wells, Yates and Dr. Ian Connor to treat eye diseases. Pitt-licensed technology provides new hope for wet-AMD treatment   By Mike Yeomans When setting out to commercialize an early-stage healthcare discovery, the… Read more »

University of Pittsburgh Announces U.S. Patents Issued in February 2017

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March 8, 2017   The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute reported that Pitt Innovators were issued 8 U.S. patents in February 2017. Featured Patents US 9,561,497 “Non-Noble Metal Based Electro-Catalyst Compositions for Proton Exchange Membrane Based Water Electrolysis and Methods of Making” Prashant Kumta, the Edward R. Weidlein Chair Professor at Swanson School of Engineering… Read more »

University of Pittsburgh Announces U.S. Patents Issued in January 2017

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February 14, 2017   The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute reported that Pitt Innovators were issued 9 U.S. patents in January 2017.   Featured Patent US 9,554,777 “Methods and Apparatuses for Measuring Tissue Stiffness Changes Using Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging”   Associate Professor of Medicine Kang Kim, postdoctoral fellow Jingping Xu, and Jonathan Rubin, Professor of… Read more »

Pitt Blast Furnace Student Accelerator to Offer Paid Fellowship Program

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February 2, 2017   Student teams can receive $10,000 to build their startup   The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute announced today that the Pitt Blast Furnace Student Accelerator will offer a Fellowship program this spring that will provide $50,000 for Pitt student entrepreneurs to work towards launching their own startups. The Fellowship program will… Read more »