Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards Nearly $500,000 to Advance Medical Innovations Toward Commercial Translation

Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards Nearly $500,000 to Advance Medical Innovations Toward Commercial Translation Two innovation projects that completed the Innovation Institute's Pitt Ventures First Gear commercialization program won $100,000 awards in the Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh) sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). In total, nearly $500,000 was…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in September 2019

October 9, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued five U.S. patents in September 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,413,301 "Perfusion Device for Treating an Injured Blood Vessel" Bryan Tillman, Associate Professor of Surgery and leader of a $1.8 million Department of Defense study to develop devices…

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Big Idea Center Announces First Cohort of The Forge Student Startup Incubator

Big Idea Center Announces First Cohort of The Forge Student Startup Incubator [caption id="attachment_12595" align="alignleft" width="4928"] The Heart/IO team, which is developing digital diagnostics for heart disease, was a prize winner in the 2019 Randall Family Big Idea Competition last March. (Pictured here with Rob Rutenbar, Vice Chancellor of Research,…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in August 2019

September 10, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven U.S. patents in August 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,376,412 "Actively and Selectively Cooled Cushioning Surface" David Brienza, Associate Dean for Technology and Innovation at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and colleagues, have developed an…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in July 2019

August 14, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued nine U.S. patents in July 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,344,003 Beibei Chen, associate professor of medicine and director of the Small Molecule Therapeutic Center, has developed first in class compounds related to inhibiting TGFβ pathway that bind…

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Pitt Life Science Accelerator Receives $750,000 Federal Grant

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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