University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in September 2018

October 12, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven patents in September 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,071,172 “Endogenous Neogenesis of Beta Cells” A Pitt innovation team led by George Gittes, director of the Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research,  have developed a gene…

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Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards $475,000 to Teams Solving Clinical Problems

  PInCh Awards Show That for Some Pitt Faculty, Entrepreneurship is Infectious October 2, 2018 A breathylizer to detect cancer, a new treatment that addresses the cause, not the symptoms, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and a catheter that makes inserting an intravenous line easier each received $100,000 to…

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Pitt Startup Takes Advantage of University Gap Funding Opportunities

  Atlas MedTech Surgical Device Aims to Give Surgeons More Agility and Control, Reduce Manpower Costs for Hospitals September 20, 2018 By Mike Yeomans From the spark of an idea to a licensed startup company, the launch of Atlas MedTech took less than three years, fueled by nearly $300,000 in…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in August 2018

September 11, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued three patents in August 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,039,858 "Biodegradable Poly(ester Amide) Elastomers and Uses Thereof" The inventors have created biocompatible and biodegradable materials for multiple biomedical applications, such as tissue engineering and drug delivery. For successful…

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