University of Pittsburgh Announces U.S. Patents Issued in September 2016

October 15, 2016   The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute reported that Pitt Innovators were issued nine U.S. patents in September 2016. Featured Patent US 9,452,171 "Methods of Treating Disorders Associated with Protein Aggregation"   David Perlmutter, former Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, and colleagues Gary…

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Blast Furnace Welcomes 18 Teams in its 4th Cohort

  October 11, 2016 Blast Furnace, the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute’s student startup accelerator, has selected 18 student teams to participate in the Fall 2016 cohort. With the new cohort, Blast Furnace will have fostered 55 student startup teams in a little over one year of operation. The selection…

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A New Approach to Treating Skin Cancer

Dr. Louis Falo, left, and Dr. Geza Erdos in their lab.   October 13, 2016   Pitt-CMU Collaboration Yields Novel Microneedle Patch; Startup Formed Around New Technology   By Mike Yeomans   Louis Falo, Chairman of University of Pittsburgh Medical School’s Department of Dermatology, was searching for a better way…

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Student Entrepreneurs Put Their Ideas to the Test at Startup Blitz

October 1, 2016   By Mike Yeomans Pitt student entrepreneurs presented ideas ranging from a treatment for sleep apnea to new apps for professional networking and pharmacy insurance reimbursements at the first Startup Blitz of the 2016-17 year. The winners of $1,750 cash prize pool as selected by a panel…

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