University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in May 2017

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June 7, 2017   The University of Pittsburgh reported that Pitt Innovators were issued 11 patents in May 2017. Featured Patent US 9,655,980 “A Novel Theranostic Platform for Targeted Cancer Therapy and Drug Delivery Monitoring” Former Pitt Assistant Professor of Radiology Mingfeng Bai, and presently an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University, together with research associate… Read more »

Pitt Enters Multifaceted Collaboration with Philips Healthcare

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Agreement Spans Talent Development, Technology Commercialization and Applied Research Competition   The University of Pittsburgh and Philips have formed a wide-ranging collaboration that will benefit both organizations through talent development, solving critical healthcare problems, and technology commercialization. Philips, a global leader in health technology, strives to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation,… Read more »

Pitt Ventures Gear Program Adapted to Assist Regional Small Businesses

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May 23, 2017 What do companies offering a peptide for diagnosing and treating heart disease, water filters for the developing world, an online live music community, and a professional development platform for teachers have in common? They are all early stage Pittsburgh area businesses that are defining, or reevaluating, their value proposition for customers with… Read more »

University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in April 2017

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May 10, 2017   The University of Pittsburgh reported that Pitt Innovators were issued 11 U.S. Patents in April 2017. Featured Patent 9,627,024 “Magnetic-Assisted Nondestructive Self-Reference Sensing Method for Spin-Transfer Torque Random Access Memory”   Dr. Yiran Chen, formerly an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh and… Read more »

First Gear Teams Begin Path to Commercialization

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May 5, 2017   Few treatment options exist for people suffering end stage liver disease (ESLD) and who are not eligible for a transplant. The lab of Dr. Eric Lagasse at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine has discovered the ability of lymph nodes to act as bioreactors to grow tissue substitutes, which could eventually… Read more »

Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset

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May 3, 2017   Pitt Professor Prepares to Launch Startup Aimed at Breaking the Cycle of  Juvenile Delinquency   Pitt psychiatry professor Judy Cameron, PhD and doctoral student Alexandra Miragaia de Oliveira came to realize in similar ways that, while their work was important, it was not as impactful as they knew it could be…. Read more »

Pitt Ranked Among Top 25 Universities for Technology Transfer

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Commercialization of university research is a key driver of U.S. economic growth and long-term competitiveness, according to a recently issued report by nonpartisan think tank The Milken Institute. The report ranked the University of Pittsburgh at #24 among the best universities for technology transfer, up from #35 when it last issued the report in 2006…. Read more »

Pitt Student Startups Aeronics and uTranslated Selected Among Nation’s Best University Startups

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April 17, 2017   Two Pitt student companies that grew up through the university’s entrepreneurship ecosystem have been included among the nation’s best student startups by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2). Aeronics and uTranslated will travel to Washington D.C. April 18-20 to participate in the University Startups Conference and Demo Day, which… Read more »