Pitt Researcher Puts a New Spin on an Old Discovery

[caption id="attachment_13221" align="alignright" width="5568"] Wenyan Jia, Pitt research faculty member, is developing a device that will better facilitate monitoring brain activity without the need for wires or gels.[/caption]             No Strings Attached Pitt Innovator's Wireless, Self-Adhesive Electrode Receives SBIR Grant Wenyan Jia had no expectation…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in January 2020

February 6, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 10  U.S. patents in January 2020. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,537,410 "Detal Abutment Screw Extractor" Steven Kukunas, clinical assistant professor in the School of Dental Medicine, and colleagues, have developed a system and method for extracting a broken…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in November 2019

December 11, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued five U.S. patents in November 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,490,331 "Oxide Interface Displaying Electronically Controllable Ferromagnetism" Jeremy Levy, distinguished professor of condensed matter physics, and colleagues, have achieved a breakthrough in the physics of materials with their…

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Innovation Institute and SHRS Host Innovation Challenge

Innovation Institute and School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Host Innovation Challenge [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://www.innovation.pitt.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/SHRS-Focused-Stats-and-Quotes-on-First-Gear.mp4"][/video]   The Innovation Institute is partnering with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) for the SHRS Innovation Challenge, which will provide a total of $50,000 in funding for commercial translation projects emanating…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in October 2019

November 9, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued nine U.S. patents in October 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,450,652 “Synthesis of Structured Carbon Material from Organic Materials” Haitao Liu, assistant professor of chemistry and Feng Zhou, postdoctoral researcher in his lab, have developed a method of…

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Innovation Institute 14th Annual Celebration of Innovation

Innovation Institute Recognizes Outstanding Pitt Innovators at 14th Annual Celebration of Innovation November 21, 2019 New cancer therapies, an air-powered wheelchair that can operate in places electric-powered chairs can’t, a medical device that warns a person when they should not stand up because of the potential for falling. These were…

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Pitt Innovation Teams Awarded $60,000 to Advance Their Ideas

Pitt Innovation Teams Awarded $60,000 to Advance Their Ideas [caption id="attachment_12733" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] The eponymous founder of the Michael G. Wells Healthcare Competition, Mr. Wells, names the winners of this year's 2019 competition. A total of $35,000 was given to deserving Pitt technologies with the potential to impact diseases like…

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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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