Reprogramming Viruses to Kill Cancer

 August 29, 2016 [caption id="attachment_7770" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kurt Rote, left, CEO of Western Oncolytics and Dr. Stephen Thorne, University of Pittsburgh in Dr. Thorne's research lab at the Hillman Cancer Center.[/caption] Pitt Innovator Stephen Thorne Takes Leave of Absence to Pursue Startup in Rapidly Developing Immunotherapy Space By Mike Yeomans…

Read More

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

August 15, 2016 The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute reported that Pitt Innovators were issued five U.S. patents in July 2016.   Featured Patent US 9,393,225  "Melanoma Chemoprevention"   Dr. John Kirkwood, Chair, Melanoma Program, University of Pittsburgh Hillman Cancer Center, and his colleagues identified a dosing range  for Sulforaphane,…

Read More

Pitt Licenses Microneedle Patch Technology to Pittsburgh Startup

The University of Pittsburgh has licensed technology for a microneedle patch to deliver drug to treat and immunize skin cancer patients. SkinJect, Inc., is a Pittsburgh-based company formed around technology developed by Louis Falo, M.D., who chair's Pitt's Department of Dermatology, and O.Burak Ozdoganlar, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering at…

Read More

Innovation Institute Honors the Life of James “Chip” Hanlon: Blue Collar Entrepreneur

July 27, 2011   James “Chip” Hanlon was never one to sugarcoat anything. Speaking to students at a PittBlitz startup-athon last year, he said that being an entrepreneur is an all-or-nothing proposition. A fire either rages inside you to make your vision a reality against what will often feel like…

Read More