Center for Medical Innovation Announces Expedited COVID-19 Grant Program

Center for Medical Innovation Announces Expedited COVID-19 Grant Program     The Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) announces an expedited funding opportunity to address the COVID-19 pandemic. A special award will be issued from the Early Stage Medical Technology Pilot Funding Program to address rapid development and commercial deployment of…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in March 2020

April 2, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 14 U.S. patents in March 2020. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,547,376: "Layer by Layer Coated Mesh for Local Release of Bioactive Proteins" The host immune response to therapeutic implants can cause severe complications. By applying a new active…

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CTSI Seeks Proposals for COVID-19 Pilot Grants

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Innovation Institute Announces Covid-19 Measures

Innovation Institute Announces Covid-19 Measures The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute will continue to carry out its core functions during the Covid-19 outbreak. However, many of our events and programs will be either postponed or provided remotely. If you have a question regarding an upcoming item, please email us at…

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Center for Medical Innovation Awards $47,500 to Three Projects

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Pitt Researcher Puts a New Spin on an Old Discovery

[caption id="attachment_13221" align="alignright" width="5568"] Wenyan Jia, Pitt research faculty member, is developing a device that will better facilitate monitoring brain activity without the need for wires or gels.[/caption]   No Strings Attached Pitt Innovator's Wireless, Self-Adhesive Electrode Receives SBIR Grant Wenyan Jia had no expectation of leading a startup company…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in January 2020

February 6, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 10  U.S. patents in January 2020. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,537,410 "Detal Abutment Screw Extractor" Steven Kukunas, clinical assistant professor in the School of Dental Medicine, and colleagues, have developed a system and method for extracting a broken…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in November 2019

December 11, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued five U.S. patents in November 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,490,331 "Oxide Interface Displaying Electronically Controllable Ferromagnetism" Jeremy Levy, distinguished professor of condensed matter physics, and colleagues, have achieved a breakthrough in the physics of materials with their…

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Innovation Institute and SHRS Host Innovation Challenge

Innovation Institute and School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Host Innovation Challenge [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://www.innovation.pitt.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/SHRS-Focused-Stats-and-Quotes-on-First-Gear.mp4"][/video]   The Innovation Institute is partnering with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) for the SHRS Innovation Challenge, which will provide a total of $50,000 in funding for commercial translation projects emanating…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in October 2019

November 9, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued nine U.S. patents in October 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,450,652 “Synthesis of Structured Carbon Material from Organic Materials” Haitao Liu, assistant professor of chemistry and Feng Zhou, postdoctoral researcher in his lab, have developed a method of…

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Innovation Institute 14th Annual Celebration of Innovation

Innovation Institute Recognizes Outstanding Pitt Innovators at 14th Annual Celebration of Innovation November 21, 2019 New cancer therapies, an air-powered wheelchair that can operate in places electric-powered chairs can’t, a medical device that warns a person when they should not stand up because of the potential for falling. These were…

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Pitt Innovation Teams Awarded $60,000 to Advance Their Ideas

Pitt Innovation Teams Awarded $60,000 to Advance Their Ideas [caption id="attachment_12733" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] The eponymous founder of the Michael G. Wells Healthcare Competition, Mr. Wells, names the winners of this year's 2019 competition. A total of $35,000 was given to deserving Pitt technologies with the potential to impact diseases like…

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