University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in August 2017

September 8, 2017   The University of Pittsburgh reported that Pitt Innovators were awarded nine patents in August 2017. Featured Patent US 9,731,014 "Use of SLURP1 as an Imunomodulatory Molecule in the Ocular Surface"   Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Shivalingappa (Shiva) Swamynathan at the School of Medicine, and colleagues, have…

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Pitt Ventures First Gear Program Graduates 13 Innovation Teams

August 21, 2017 [caption id="attachment_5946" align="alignleft" width="418"] Pitt Associate Professor Robert Shanks (seated) and Jes Klarlund, received $20,000 to advance their innovation toward commercialization following their presentation at the conclusion of the most recent cohort of the Pitt Ventures First Gear program.[/caption] EyeCures Team Accepted into Phase I Ventures Accelerator…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in July 2017

August 16, 2017   The University of Pittsburgh reported that Pitt Innovators were awarded six patents in July 2017. Featured Patent US 9,694,061 "Fully Human Antibodies to High Molecular Weight Melanoma Associated Antigen and Uses Thereof" Soldano Ferrone, former Professor of Immunology, Surgery and Pathology, developed methods of using human…

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Three Pitt Discoveries Awarded Chancellor Innovation Commercialization Funds

A potential treatment for preventing fibrosis following a heart attack and for inhibiting the cell signaling that triggers cancer metastasis; a technology platform to prevent the buildup of biological materials, or foulants, on surfaces such as medical implants; and novel biological and chemical sensors based on carbon nanomaterials, have been…

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