First Gear Teams Awarded Commercialization Funds

July 30, 2018 A team of Pitt researchers developing a high resolution microscope at a fraction of the size and cost of existing products was awarded $20,000 from the Chancellor's Innovation Commercialization Funds at the demonstration day for the Pitt Ventures First Gear commercialization program. Under the name miniSTORM, the…

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Updated Conflict of Interest Policy Spurs More Pitt Startups

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Blast Furnace Accelerator Strengthens Pitt Student Ideas on Path to Startups

[caption id="attachment_9386" align="alignright" width="4272"] Students, entrepreneurs in residence and members of the region's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, join Babs Carryer, director of the Big Idea Center for student entrepreneurship to celebrate Blast Furnace presentation day at a reception at the University Club terrace. (Photo credit: Karen Woolstrum)[/caption]   July 6,…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in June 2018

July 5, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven U.S. patents in June 2018. Featured Patent: "U.S. 10,004,766" Trabecular Meshwork Stem Cells" Yiqin Du, Associate Professor of the departments of Ophthalmology, Cell Biology and Developmental Biology and colleagues have developed a method of increasing cell…

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