Chancellor’s Innovation Commercialization Funds Awarded to Four Projects

[caption id="attachment_7286" align="alignleft" width="586"] Members of the Fibrokine team include, from left, Cecelia Yates, Timothy Corcoran, Zariel Johnson and Christopher Mahoney.[/caption] Technologies to prevent esophageal cancer and treat fibrosis, along with medical devices to improve IV insertion accuracy and to position and hold surgical tools have been awarded funding via…

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Big Ideas Take Shape at Startup Blitz

[caption id="attachment_7259" align="alignleft" width="1920"] Tyler Bray pitches the Posture Protect brace for people dealing with symptom's of Parkinson's Disease while team member Jacob Meadows models the prototype.[/caption]   By Mike YEomans Nearly 50 students with a pent up passion for entrepreneurship came to the Innovation Institute’s spring semester Startup Blitz…

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Engineering for Impact

[caption id="attachment_7247" align="alignnone" width="4928"] Jonathan Pearlman holds manufacturer prototype of the E-scale bed weighing system while resting his right hand on the handle of the original prototype for the pathVu sidewalk mapping unit inside the shop at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories in East Liberty.[/caption]   Pitt Innovator Jon Pearlman…

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University of Pittsburgh Announced Patents Issued in December 2017

January 9, 2018   The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were awarded 10 U.S. patents in December 2017. Featured Patent U.S. 9,833,226 “Endoscopic Ports for Minimally Invasive Surgical Access and Methods and Use Thereof” Johnathan Engh, Associate Professor and Director of the Neuroendoport Surgery Program and Adult Neurosurgical…

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