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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Pitt Rises in Global Patent Rankings

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The University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in May 2018

June 11, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 10 U.S. patents in May 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 9,980,738 "Surgical Tool Monitoring System and Methods of Use" Carl Snyderman, professor of otolaryngology and neurological surgery, Jeff Vipperman, professor of mechanical engineering & materials science and bioengineering,…

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Pitt Student Startup Four Growers Accepted into Silicon Valley Accelerator

Latest News Caps a Whirlwind Spring for Team Developing a Robotic Greenhouse Tomato Harvesting System Brandon Contino and Dan Chi are going to San Francisco, but instead of flowers in their hair, they will be wearing the laurels of being accepted into one of the most prestigious startup accelerators in…

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Sleep Research Awakens Pitt Professor’s Inner Entrepreneur

[caption id="attachment_8679" align="alignleft" width="1363"] Anne Germain and Bambang Parmanto have created an app to deliver behavioral therapy to people suffering from sleep disorders.[/caption] May 17, 2018; Updated June 6, 2019 Developed for Treating Veterans and Active Military, New Platform Can be Adapted to Wider Market Anne Germain is convinced from…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in April 2018

May 3, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 12 U.S. patents in April 2018. Featured Patent U.S. 9,937,250 "Immunogenic Tumor Associated Stromal Cell Antigen Peptides and Methods of Their Use" Walter Storkus, Professor of Dermatology and Immunology, and colleagues, have developed a new solid tumor…

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Blast Furnace Student Accelerator Welcomes 10 Student Teams

[caption id="attachment_8136" align="alignleft" width="580"] Team Adventure Hound is one of 10 teams that competed in the Randall Family Big Idea Competition to be invited to participate in the Blast Furnace student accelerator.[/caption] May 3, 2018 The academic year might be over, but a dedicated group of nearly 30 entrepreneurial Pitt…

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Inaugural Performance Innovation Tournament Awards $150K

[masterslider id="4"] Projects to Improve Swimming Training and Regulate Athletes' Nervous System Receive Funding to Move Innovations Forward When the Pitt swimming team hits the pool this fall, it could have a new training device to help them monitor and assess the force of their strokes and prevent over-training courtesy…

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Pitt Student Entrepreneurs Take National Stage at Pitch Competitions

April 11, 2108 [caption id="attachment_8298" align="aligncenter" width="938"] Dan Garcia, left, and Brandon Contino, rehearse their pitch for the ACC InVenture Prize competition at Georgia Tech University.[/caption]   Four Growers Wins Runner-up Prize, $10,000 at ACC InVenture Prize Competition Fresh off claiming top prize in the Randall Family Big Idea Competition,…

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