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 »

Innovation Institute Launches New Innovation Search Platform

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Innovation Institute Launches AI-Enabled Technology Search Platform September 19, 2018 Nearly every day of the year a Pitt innovator submits a new invention disclosure to the Innovation Institute based on discoveries made in his/her department or lab. Pitt set new records for technology licensing in fiscal 2018, with 162 licenses and options executed, 23 of… Read more »