University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in August 2020

September 10, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 15 U.S. patents in August 2020. Featured Patent: 10,10,744,308 "Novel Low-Profile Ventriculoamniotic Shunt for Fetal Acqueductal Stenosis" Fetal obstructive hydrocephalus is a condition that causes permanent brain damage resulting from intracerebral pressure from the obstruction of the…

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Pitt Innovators Continue Translating Discoveries in Wake of Pandemic

Pitt Innovators Continue Translating Discoveries in Wake of Pandemic July 28, 2020 Pitt innovators and the University’s regional entrepreneurial company partners had been setting another strong pace for growth when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the later part of Fiscal 2020. Although many of their companies, research programs and in-person…

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First Gear Awards $25,000 at Demo Day

July 23, 2020 Strong Presentations Make Job Tough for First Gear Demo Day Judges A driven group of Pitt faculty and students worked the dog days of summer to determine the commercial potential of their research. With the assistance of volunteer business mentors they completed the six-session Pitt Ventures First…

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Featured Innovator: Kacey Marra

Bridging the Gaps: Pitt Innovator Kacey Marra Forms Startup to Commercialize Nerve Repair Research By Michael Yeomans [caption id="attachment_13903" align="aligncenter" width="1141"] Kacey Marra (right) demonstrates the nerve repair guide in her lab.[/caption] July 23 , 2020 The path to impact for basic life science research can be long and filled…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in June 2020

University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in June 2020 July 16, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 9 U.S. patents in June 2020. Featured Patent: 10,670,802 "Method to Enhance Rayleigh Scattering and High Temperature Stability in Optical Fiber for Distributed Temperature Measurements" Pitt researchers are…

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New Study Ranks Pitt among Top 20 U.S. Universities for Innovation Impact

New Study Ranks Pitt among Top 20 U.S. Universities for Innovation Impact July 2, 2020 Pitt ranks #18 among 195 U.S. universities for creating impact through innovation according to a new report issued by the George W. Bush Institute, a nonpartisan policy center housed within the George W. Bush Presidential…

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Pitt Ranks Among Top 30 Worldwide Universities for Patents Issued

Pitt Ranks Among Top 30 Worldwide Universities for Patents Issued June 12, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh once again ranked among the top recipients of U.S. utility patents among worldwide universities in 2019, according to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). Published annually…

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LifeX Labs to Debut Wet Lab Space for Partner Companies

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School of Rehabilitation Sciences Teams Complete First Gear Commercialization Program

May 4, 2020 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Ups its Commercial Translation Game Dave Brienza suspected there were more innovations with the potential to improve people’s lives lurking within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS). So he decided to partner with the Innovation Institute to conduct a…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in April 2020

May 4, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 10 U.S. patents in April 2020. Featured Patent: "10,631,792: "System and Method of Determining a Susceptibility to Cardiorespiratory Insufficiency" The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a sharp increase in patients suffering respiratory distress that require interventions, including…

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CTSI Funds 17 COVID-19 Related Projects

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Pitt Students Forge Ahead to Complete Randall Family Big Idea Competition

Pitt Students Forge Ahead to Complete Randall Family Big Idea Competition Medical School team wins $25,000 top prize with platform for recycling biomedical waste April, 23, 2020  As Pitt School of Medicine and research students, James O’Brien (Physician Scientist Training Program), Noah Pyles (Physician Scientist Training Program) and Jonathan…

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