University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in October 2020

November 11, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven U.S. patents in October 2020. Featured Patent: 10,815,457 “Active CXCR4+ Immune Cells and Methods for Their Production and Use” Pitt Innovators have developed a Trojan Horse-like method of following tumor pathways to kill cancer cells. Effectiveness…

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Pitt Innovator Switches Focus of Startup to Fighting SARS-CoV-2

Pitt Innovator Turns Focus from Startup to a Potential SARS-CoV-2 Therapy November 7, 2020 By Mike Yeomans Camels have been helping people travel through the desert for millennia, and alpacas and llamas have long been raised for their silky fur. Yi Shi, University of Pittsburgh assistant professor of cell biology,…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in September 2020

University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in September 2020 October 15, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 14 U.S. patents in September 2020. Featured Patent: 10,762,957 "Two-Dimensionally Accessible Non-Volatile Memory" Pitt innovators have developed a memory storage system that has potential application in video surveillance…

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Pitt Small Business Development Center Receives Top National Honor

The Pitt SBDC was selected for the national Excellence and Innovation award from more than 1,000 Small Business Development Centers across the nation. Read more

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in August 2020

September 10, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 15 U.S. patents in August 2020. Featured Patent: 10,10,744,308 "Novel Low-Profile Ventriculoamniotic Shunt for Fetal Acqueductal Stenosis" Fetal obstructive hydrocephalus is a condition that causes permanent brain damage resulting from intracerebral pressure from the obstruction of the…

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Pitt Innovators Continue Translating Discoveries in Wake of Pandemic

Pitt Innovators Continue Translating Discoveries in Wake of Pandemic July 28, 2020 Pitt innovators and the University’s regional entrepreneurial company partners had been setting another strong pace for growth when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the later part of Fiscal 2020. Although many of their companies, research programs and in-person…

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First Gear Awards $25,000 at Demo Day

July 23, 2020 Strong Presentations Make Job Tough for First Gear Demo Day Judges A driven group of Pitt faculty and students worked the dog days of summer to determine the commercial potential of their research. With the assistance of volunteer business mentors they completed the six-session Pitt Ventures First…

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Featured Innovator: Kacey Marra

Bridging the Gaps: Pitt Innovator Kacey Marra Forms Startup to Commercialize Nerve Repair Research By Michael Yeomans July 23 , 2020 The path to impact for basic life science research can be long and filled with big gaps:  in time and in resources. Kacey Marra’s research on repairing large gaps…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in June 2020

University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in June 2020 July 16, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 9 U.S. patents in June 2020. Featured Patent: 10,670,802 "Method to Enhance Rayleigh Scattering and High Temperature Stability in Optical Fiber for Distributed Temperature Measurements" Pitt researchers are…

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New Study Ranks Pitt among Top 20 U.S. Universities for Innovation Impact

New Study Ranks Pitt among Top 20 U.S. Universities for Innovation Impact July 2, 2020 Pitt ranks #18 among 195 U.S. universities for creating impact through innovation according to a new report issued by the George W. Bush Institute, a nonpartisan policy center housed within the George W. Bush Presidential…

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Pitt Ranks Among Top 30 Worldwide Universities for Patents Issued

Pitt Ranks Among Top 30 Worldwide Universities for Patents Issued June 12, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh once again ranked among the top recipients of U.S. utility patents among worldwide universities in 2019, according to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). Published annually…

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LifeX Labs to Debut Wet Lab Space for Partner Companies

LifeX Labs has leased 5,000 square feet in the Chocolate Factory complex in Lawrenceville to begin offering wet lab space that will be able to accommodate up to 20 startups.

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