University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in April 2017

May 10, 2017   The University of Pittsburgh reported that Pitt Innovators were issued 11 U.S. Patents in April 2017. Featured Patent 9,627,024 "Magnetic-Assisted Nondestructive Self-Reference Sensing Method for Spin-Transfer Torque Random Access Memory"   Dr. Yiran Chen, formerly an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at…

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First Gear Teams Begin Path to Commercialization

May 5, 2017   Few treatment options exist for people suffering end stage liver disease (ESLD) and who are not eligible for a transplant. The lab of Dr. Eric Lagasse at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine has discovered the ability of lymph nodes to act as bioreactors to grow…

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Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset

May 3, 2017   Pitt Professor Prepares to Launch Startup Aimed at Breaking the Cycle of  Juvenile Delinquency   Pitt psychiatry professor Judy Cameron, PhD and doctoral student Alexandra Miragaia de Oliveira came to realize in similar ways that, while their work was important, it was not as impactful as…

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Pitt Ranked Among Top 25 Universities for Technology Transfer

Commercialization of university research is a key driver of U.S. economic growth and long-term competitiveness, according to a recently issued report by nonpartisan think tank The Milken Institute. The report ranked the University of Pittsburgh at #24 among the best universities for technology transfer, up from #35 when it last…

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Pitt Student Startups Aeronics and uTranslated Selected Among Nation’s Best University Startups

April 17, 2017   Two Pitt student companies that grew up through the university’s entrepreneurship ecosystem have been included among the nation’s best student startups by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2). Aeronics and uTranslated will travel to Washington D.C. April 18-20 to participate in the University Startups…

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Pitt Innovators in the News: Alung Technologies Raises $36 Million to Usher Artificial Lung Device Through Clinical Trials

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in March 2017

April 6, 2017   The University of Pittsburgh reported that Pitt Innovators were issued 11 U.S. patents in March 2017. Featured Patent US 9,585,933 "Therapeutic Use of Peptide Inhibitors of NADPH Oxidase; Aerosolization as a Delivery Mechanism" Dr. Patrick Pagano, Professor & Vice Chair, Graduate Education Director, Molecular Pharmacology Graduate…

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MediCase takes $25,000 Top Prize in Ninth Annual Randall Family Big Idea Competition

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Pitt Student Startup Monarch Solar to Compete in ACC InVenture Prize Competition

March 29, 2017   By Rachel Wilkinson This year, the University of Pittsburgh’s selected finalists for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) InVenture Prize competition will present a fully-realized prototype that began with some socially conscious web searching. Monarch Solar, comprised of team members Jay Murray, Nick Faughey, and Ben Stutz,…

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30 Teams Enter Cohort 5 of the Pitt Blast Furnace Student Accelerator

March 29, 2017   5 Teams selected as Blast Furnace Fellows will split $50,000 to launch a startup by June Hudson Companies donates $10,000 to support new Fellowship program In the clearest indication yet that Pitt students are thirsting to be entrepreneurial, the Pitt Blast Furnace student accelerator has announced…

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Long-Time Pitt Collaborators Forge Path to Impact for Discovery

Pictured from left, Dr. Alan Wells, Dr. Cecelia Yates and Sean McDonald, CEO of Ocugenix Inc., which is developing technology created by Drs. Wells, Yates and Dr. Ian Connor to treat eye diseases. Pitt-licensed technology provides new hope for wet-AMD treatment   By Mike Yeomans When setting out to commercialize…

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University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute Enters Master Collaboration Agreement with Helomics Corp.

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