NOvember 9, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were awarded six U.S. patents in October 2017.

Featured Patent

U.S. 9,784,725 “Light Refraction Imaging to Measure Liquid Volume”

Associate Professor of Medicine Michael Myerburg has developed a method to measure the volume of fluid that relies on the pattern of light refraction as it passes through an airway surface liquid (ASL) meniscus to detect physiologically relevant changes in the ASL volume. This method may be used to rapidly assess the effects of airway hydration therapies for cystic fibrosis in high throughput screening assays. For more information or to license this technology, contact Maria Vanegas at

A full list of patents received in October 2017 is below.

  Title   Inventor(s)   Licensing Manager        Status
9,784,725 Light Refraction Imaging to Measure Liquid Volume Michael Myerburg Maria Vanegas Available for Licensing
9,790,167 Vinyl Substituted Fatty Acids Bruce Freeman; Bruce Branchaud Andrew Remes Licensed
9,791,398 Measurement Device With Sensor Array Timothy Syciarz: Sung Kwon Cho; William Clark; Yuejun Zhao; R. Maxwell Flaherty; J. Christopher Flaherty; David Wagner George Coulston Licensed
9,796,681 Tetrahydroisoquinolines as Selective NADPH Oxidase 2 Inhibitors Patrick Pagano; Peter Wipf; Maria Cifuentes Pagano; Erin Skoda Abhishek Sangal Available for Licensing
9,796,714 Calcium Channel Agonists Peter Wipf; Stephen Meriney; Mary Liang Andrew Remes Optioned
9,801,928 Monoclonal Antibodies for CSPG4 For the Diagnosis and Treatment of Basal Breast Carcinoma Soldano Ferrone; Xinhui Wang Andrew Remes Licensed