Pitt Innovators Recognized at the 13th Annual Celebration of Innovation

Who needs Amazon? Pittsburgh's transformation into a serious player in the information age is accelerating from within.  That was the message at the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute's 13th Annual Celebration of Innovation at Alumni Hall Monday evening. The event celebrated Pitt innovators, who set cords for the number…

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Regenerative Medicine Pioneer Named 2018 Marlin Mickle Outstanding Innovator

NOVEMBER 28, 2018 Stephen Badylak Seeks to Grow His Lab's Impact Through New Startup Company [caption id="attachment_10870" align="aligncenter" width="873"] Stephen Badylak, left, with Paul Fagan, CEO of ECM Therapeutics Inc., the startup formed from numerous patents developed in Badylak’s lab at Pitt’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.[/caption] Stephen Badylak’s unorthodox…

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Pitt and CMU Join Forces to Promote Entrepreneurship

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Pitt Innovation Institute (@pittinnovates) on Nov 13, 2018 at 11:03am PST Perhaps it was coincidence that in the same week that Pittsburgh received the news that it would not be the host for Amazon Inc.’s second (or third) headquarters,…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in October 2018

November 15, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued eight patents in October 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,085,721 "Contrast Assisted Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging" This technology details development of a novel intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging method and apparatus for molecular imaging and characterization of cardiovascular diseases for…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in September 2018

October 12, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven patents in September 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,071,172 “Endogenous Neogenesis of Beta Cells” A Pitt innovation team led by George Gittes, director of the Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research,  have developed a gene…

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Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards $475,000 to Teams Solving Clinical Problems

[caption id="attachment_10052" align="alignleft" width="806"] Winners of awards in the 2018 Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh) at the University Center ballroom.[/caption]   PInCh Awards Show That for Some Pitt Faculty, Entrepreneurship is Infectious October 2, 2018 A breathylizer to detect cancer, a new treatment that addresses the cause, not the symptoms, of…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in August 2018

September 11, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued three patents in August 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,039,858 "Biodegradable Poly(ester Amide) Elastomers and Uses Thereof" The inventors have created biocompatible and biodegradable materials for multiple biomedical applications, such as tissue engineering and drug delivery. For successful…

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Innovation Institute Launches New Innovation Search Platform

Innovation Institute Launches AI-Enabled Technology Search Platform September 19, 2018 [caption id="attachment_11642" align="alignleft" width="439"] Search Pitt Technologies Available for Licensing. Click on the photo to try it out.[/caption] Nearly every day of the year a Pitt innovator submits a new invention disclosure to the Innovation Institute based on discoveries made…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in July 2018

August 9, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued six patents in July 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,011,765 "Proppants for Hydrocarbon Recovery" Hydraulic fracturing of subterranean formations for the enhanced production of hydrocarbons primarily involves two materials, a fluid and a proppant, which are injected at…

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Evan Facher Appointed Director of Innovation Institute

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First Gear Teams Awarded Commercialization Funds

July 30, 2018 A team of Pitt researchers developing a high resolution microscope at a fraction of the size and cost of existing products was awarded $20,000 from the Chancellor's Innovation Commercialization Funds at the demonstration day for the Pitt Ventures First Gear commercialization program. Under the name miniSTORM, the…

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Updated Conflict of Interest Policy Spurs More Pitt Startups

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