Pitt Life Science Accelerator Receives $750,000 Federal Grant

Read More

Pitt Innovators Deliver Another Banner Year of Impactful Discoveries

Fiscal 2019 Results Demonstrate Accelerated Pace of Innovation Activity Since Formation of Innovation Institute July 25, 2019 From developing molecules to target drugs more accurately to the heart to new cancer therapies to an app that helps prevent falls caused by dizziness, Pitt Innovators continued to demonstrate their passion for…

Read More

Innovation Institute Appoints Senior Licensing Managers

July 12, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute has promoted two of its licensing managers into newly established managerial roles. Maria Vanegas is now Senior Licensing Manager for Life Sciences and George Coulston is now Senior Licensing Manager for Physical Sciences. In these new roles, Vanegas and Coulston each…

Read More

Overcoming the Odds

Pitt Researchers Develop New Therapy for Rare Fatal Genetic Disease [caption id="attachment_12307" align="aligncenter" width="3300"] Dr. Maria Escolar stands with husband & collaborator, Dr. Paul Szabolcs, in front of UPMC Children's Hospital; they work together on a rare neurodegenerative disease, Krabbe, which has a fatal diagnosis in young children.[/caption] July 30,…

Read More

The University of Pittsburgh Announces U.S. Patents Issued in June 2019

July 10, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued ten U.S. patents in June 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,307,513: “Biomimetic Hydrogel Scaffolds and Related Methods” Shilpa Sant,  assistant professor in the departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Bioengineering, has developed fibrous hydrogel scaffolds that self-assemble to form…

Read More

Radical Discovery

Pitt Innovator Freeman’s Inflammation-Taming Technology Moving Towards Patient Impact [caption id="attachment_12258" align="aligncenter" width="5568"] Bruce Freeman (left), Irwin Fridovich Distinguished Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, with Francisco J. Schopfer, (right), Associate Professor & Vice Chair for Biotechnology Development.[/caption] July 1, 2019 By Mike Yeomans Bruce Freeman knows…

Read More

University of Pittsburgh Announces U.S. Patents Issued in May 2019

June 5, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued eight U.S. patents in May 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,299,685: "Method and Apparatus to Enhance Light Illuminating Intensity and Diffusivity" Kang Kim, associate professor of medicine and bioengineering, and colleagues have developed a method for enhancing light…

Read More

Pitt Spinout Partners with Baseball & Softball Teams on Research Project

Read More

Innovating for Independence

Human Engineering Laboratories Student Spins Out  Company to Produce Pneumatic Wheelchairs and Scooters   [caption id="attachment_12002" align="alignleft" width="741"] Brandon Daveler in the Human Engineering Research Laboratories, next to a prototype of the pneumatic wheelchair he hopes to bring to market.[/caption] April 29, 2019 By Mike Yeomans Brandon Daveler came to…

Read More

University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in March 2019

April 15, 2109 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued three U.S. patents in March 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,233,201 "Class of HDAC Inhibitors" Neil Hukriede, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Developmental Biology, and colleagues, have identified a novel class of histone deacetylase (HDAC)…

Read More

Nine First Gear Teams Pitch Their Innovations

Two Teams Receive Additional Funding to Accelerate on Path to Market April 11, 2019 Nine teams of Pitt innovators, students, and regional business mentors pitched their innovations at the end of the latest cohort of the Pitt Venture First Gear Program. The developing innovations run the gamut from a cancer…

Read More

Trek Wins $25,000 Top Prize in 2019 Randall Family Big Idea Competition

$100,000 in prize money awarded to student teams from across the University  March 21, 2019 Pitt student innovators with ideas ranging from an automated system for recording medical notes, to a game app for teaching computer coding to young girls, another for helping kids to learn to learn health eating…

Read More