Blast Furnace Accelerator Strengthens Pitt Student Ideas on Path to Startups

[caption id="attachment_9386" align="alignright" width="4272"] Students, entrepreneurs in residence and members of the region's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, join Babs Carryer, director of the Big Idea Center for student entrepreneurship to celebrate Blast Furnace presentation day at a reception at the University Club terrace. (Photo credit: Karen Woolstrum)[/caption]   July 6,…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in June 2018

July 5, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven U.S. patents in June 2018. Featured Patent: "U.S. 10,004,766" Trabecular Meshwork Stem Cells" Yiqin Du, Associate Professor of the departments of Ophthalmology, Cell Biology and Developmental Biology and colleagues have developed a method of increasing cell…

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Pitt Spinout Oncorus Working Toward Clinical Trials

[caption id="attachment_9149" align="alignright" width="800"] Courtesy of Richard Gayle Photography[/caption]   Trials of "Combination Therapies" Exploding as Immunotherapies Become Mainstream Immunotherapies are re-shaping the way cancer is treated and leading to scores of new clinical trials to determine how cancer can be made detectable and treatable by the body’s immune system.…

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Innovation Institute Selected for Exemplary Practice in Technology Commercialization Award

June 13, 2018 [caption id="attachment_9118" align="alignright" width="1800"] The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute was the winner of this year’s Deshpande Symposium Award for Exemplary Practice in Technology Commercialization. Shown at the awards presentation on Tuesday, June 12 at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center are from left, Jack Wilson,…

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