Pitt Ventures First Gear Program Graduates 13 Innovation Teams

August 21, 2017 [caption id="attachment_5946" align="alignleft" width="418"] Pitt Associate Professor Robert Shanks (seated) and Jes Klarlund, received $20,000 to advance their innovation toward commercialization following their presentation at the conclusion of the most recent cohort of the Pitt Ventures First Gear program.[/caption] EyeCures Team Accepted into Phase I Ventures Accelerator…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in July 2017

August 16, 2017   The University of Pittsburgh reported that Pitt Innovators were awarded six patents in July 2017. Featured Patent US 9,694,061 "Fully Human Antibodies to High Molecular Weight Melanoma Associated Antigen and Uses Thereof" Soldano Ferrone, former Professor of Immunology, Surgery and Pathology, developed methods of using human…

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Three Pitt Discoveries Awarded Chancellor Innovation Commercialization Funds

A potential treatment for preventing fibrosis following a heart attack and for inhibiting the cell signaling that triggers cancer metastasis; a technology platform to prevent the buildup of biological materials, or foulants, on surfaces such as medical implants; and novel biological and chemical sensors based on carbon nanomaterials, have been…

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Pitt’s Malandro Tapped for Leadership Role at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Marc Malandro arrived at Pitt 13 years ago from California eager to recapture the thrill of launching promising university research from the lab and into the world where it can have an impact on people’s lives.  Having helped usher in a new way of thinking about innovation and commercialization at…

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Pitt Innovators Post Record Year for Invention Disclosures, Patents & Startups

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in June 2017

July 10, 2017   The University of Pittsburgh reported that Pitt Innovators were issued 9 patents in June 2017. Featured Patent US 9,690,009 “Efficient White Light Scattering Photonic Bandgap Crystal” Pitt Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Sanford Asher has developed a crystalline colloidal array that diffracts light throughout the visible spectral…

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Pitt Establishes Patent Record and Ranked in Top 25 Universities Worldwide for Patents Issued

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in May 2017

June 7, 2017   The University of Pittsburgh reported that Pitt Innovators were issued 11 patents in May 2017. Featured Patent US 9,655,980 "A Novel Theranostic Platform for Targeted Cancer Therapy and Drug Delivery Monitoring" Former Pitt Assistant Professor of Radiology Mingfeng Bai, and presently an assistant professor at Vanderbilt…

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Pitt Enters Multifaceted Collaboration with Philips Healthcare

Agreement Spans Talent Development, Technology Commercialization and Applied Research Competition   The University of Pittsburgh and Philips have formed a wide-ranging collaboration that will benefit both organizations through talent development, solving critical healthcare problems, and technology commercialization. Philips, a global leader in health technology, strives to make the world healthier…

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Pitt Ventures Gear Program Adapted to Assist Regional Small Businesses

May 23, 2017 What do companies offering a peptide for diagnosing and treating heart disease, water filters for the developing world, an online live music community, and a professional development platform for teachers have in common? They are all early stage Pittsburgh area businesses that are defining, or reevaluating, their…

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SBDC Program Helps Small Business Owners in Coal Communities

Keirstin Townsend, co-owner of Pittsburgh Shirt Company in Coraopolis, knows what it's like to work a 80 hour work week while facilitating her company's move to a larger new facility. “There’s only 24 hours in a day and deadlines need to be met,” said Ms. Townsend. Wearing several hats and…

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Pitt Innovators in the News: Remembering Legendary Pitt Virologist Julius Youngner

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