July 10, 2019

The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued ten U.S. patents in June 2019.

Featured Patent: U.S. 10,307,513: “Biomimetic Hydrogel Scaffolds and Related Methods”

Shilpa Sant,  assistant professor in the departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Bioengineering, has developed fibrous hydrogel scaffolds that self-assemble to form an interconnected collagen-like structural hierarchy that when hydrated takes the shape of damaged tissue. Applications include creating regenerative material for therapies in organs that contain collagen, regeneration of neurons and skeletal muscle, fabrication of vascular grafts and migrating malignant cells from tumors to spaces containing cytotoxic drugs. For more information on this technology, including licensing, contact Janice Panza at jpanza@innovation.pitt.edu.

Below is a list of all patents issued to Pitt innovators in June 2019. To search the database of all Pitt innovations available for licensing, click here.


Title   Inventor(s)   Licensing Manager        Status
10,307,513 Biomimetic Hydrogel Scaffolds and Related Methods Shilpa Sant Janice Panza Available for Licensing
10,307,423 FBX03 Inhibitors Beibei Chen; Rama Malampalli Maria Vanegas Licensed
10,308,717 Treatment of Cancer Using Humanized Anti-EGFRvIII Chimeric Antigen Receptor Hideho Okada; Jennifer Brogdon; Laura Alexandra; Carl June; Andreas Loew; Marcela Maus; John Scholler Alex Ducruet Licensed
10,208,960 Methods of Treating Cells Containing Fusion Genes Jianhua Luo; Yangping Yu; Zhanghui Chen; George Michalopoulos; Joel Nelson Andrew Remes Available for Licensing
10,308,663 Inhibitors of PTP4A3 for Treating Diseases Peter Wipf; Joseph Salamoun; John Lazo; Kelley McQueeney; Elizabeth Sharlow Andrew Remes Licensed
10,315,029 Non-Invasive Method to Treat Urological and Gastrointestinal Disorders Changfeng Tai Maria Vanegas Licensed
10,325,522 Medical Training System and Method of Employing Joseph Samosky; Douglas Nelson Carolyn Weber Licensed
10,322,221 Removal of Carbon Dioxide Via Dialysis Matthew Cove; William Federspiel; John Kellum Maria Vanegas Available for Licensing
10,322,048 Systems and Methods for Powered Wheelchair Personal Transfer Rory Cooper; Garret Grindle; Richard Kovacsics; Ray Curatolo; David Beckstrom George Coulston Licensed
10,328,136 Identification of Mutations in Herpes Simplex Virus Envelope Glycoproteins That Enable or Enhance Vector Retargeting to Novel Non-HSV Receptors Joseph Glorioso; Hiroaki Uchida; Justus Cohen Maria Vanegas Licensed