Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards Nearly $500,000 to Advance Medical Innovations Toward Commercial Translation

Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards Nearly $500,000 to Advance Medical Innovations Toward Commercial Translation Two innovation projects that completed the Innovation Institute's Pitt Ventures First Gear commercialization program won $100,000 awards in the Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh) sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). In total, nearly $500,000 was…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in September 2019

October 9, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued five U.S. patents in September 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,413,301 "Perfusion Device for Treating an Injured Blood Vessel" Bryan Tillman, Associate Professor of Surgery and leader of a $1.8 million Department of Defense study to develop devices…

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Big Idea Center Announces First Cohort of The Forge Student Startup Incubator

Big Idea Center Announces First Cohort of The Forge Student Startup Incubator The Innovation Institute’s Big Idea Center for student innovation and entrepreneurship has selected the first cohort for The Forge, the student startup incubator, consisting of nine student teams, many of which have already been incorporated. “We are excited…

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Pitt Researchers Develop Program for Slowing Cognitive Decline

September 14, 2019 Pitt Researchers Develop Program for Slowing Cognitive Decline Nonprofit startup formed to expand impact By Mike Yeomans Researchers have been trying and failing to produce effective therapies to treat or prevent dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. To fill the void, a team of Pitt neuroscience and rehabilitation science…

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