University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in October 2018

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November 15, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued eight patents in October 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,085,721 “Contrast Assisted Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging” This technology details development of a novel intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging method and apparatus for molecular imaging and characterization of cardiovascular diseases for molecular imaging and characterization of… Read more »

Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Predictive Modeling Capture 2018 Wells and Kuzneski Competitions

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A year ago the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first gene therapy in the U.S. The drug, Kymyriah, from pharmaceutical company Novartis, is a type of immunotherapy called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy. It was approved to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the blood. It works by drawing blood… Read more »

First IBM Bluehack at a University Reveals Pitt Students’ Passion for Problem Solving

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October 19, 2018 Over 100 students from across the University, and a few from neighboring Carnegie Mellon, took control of the Pitt School of Computing and Information building on Bellefield Avenue last weekend hacking their ideas for improving healthcare, the Internet of Things (IoT), and any other idea they could think of to transform data… Read more »