University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in September 2018

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October 12, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven patents in September 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,071,172 “Endogenous Neogenesis of Beta Cells” A Pitt innovation team led by George Gittes, director of the Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research,  have developed a gene therapy approach to transform pancreatic… Read more »

Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards $475,000 to Teams Solving Clinical Problems

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  PInCh Awards Show That for Some Pitt Faculty, Entrepreneurship is Infectious October 2, 2018 A breathylizer to detect cancer, a new treatment that addresses the cause, not the symptoms, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and a catheter that makes inserting an intravenous line easier each received $100,000 to move their ideas toward commercialization…. Read more »

University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in August 2018

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September 11, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued three patents in August 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,039,858 “Biodegradable Poly(ester Amide) Elastomers and Uses Thereof” The inventors have created biocompatible and biodegradable materials for multiple biomedical applications, such as tissue engineering and drug delivery. For successful regeneration of tissues such as… Read more »