Innovation Institute Announces Recipients of Chancellor’s Innovation Commercialization Funds

The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute has awarded $140,000 to four Pitt Innovator teams to help them move their discoveries towards commercialization, where they can make a positive impact on society. The Chancellor’s Innovation Commercialization Funds were established to provide support for promising early-stage Pitt innovations to assist in reducing…

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Innovation Institute Partners with University Science Center in Philadelphia to Commercialize Early Stage Technologies

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Strong Student Turnout for Startup Blitz

More than 70 pumped up Pitt students turned out at the O’Hara Student Center on an unseasonably warm Friday night to try their hand at entrepreneurship at the Innovation Institute’s Startup Blitz. One-by-one, 31 students of all levels from across the university had a minute each to present their ideas.…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces U.S. Patents Issued in December 2016

January 13, 2016   The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute reported that Pitt Innovators were issued 5 U.S. patents in December 2016. Featured Patents US 9,523,120 "Method of Amplifying an Nucleic Acid" Associate Professor of Pediatrics Adhay Vats has developed a method for detecting hospital acquired infections more quickly, accurately…

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Pitt and Bayer Form Alliance to Advance Therapies for Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases

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Pitt Innovators in the News: Pitt Spinout Cereve Inc. Receives $38 Million Investment

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Pitt Innovators Find Clinical & Commercial Success in Immuno-Oncology

Dr. Joseph Glorioso's oncolytic virus technology was licensed by Oncorus Inc., which last fall raised $61.4 million in venture financing. Recent Spinouts Demonstrate Depth of Research Pipeline in Rapidly Emerging Space   By Rachel Wilkinson When Dr. Robert Ferris arrived in Pittsburgh to study cancer immunotherapy 15 years ago, the…

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Eight Reasons to Commercialize Your Innovation in 2017

  Commercializing your research can seem like a daunting task, particularly if you are new to the process and unsure of what it takes to translate an innovation from the lab to the market. However, the rewards can be great – for you, your department, the region and for society.…

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Pitt Bioengineer William Wagner Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

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Student Startups “Blast Off” at Demo Day

December 12, 2016 With the Pitt Dance Team warming up a packed house in the O'Hara Student Center ballroom, 14 startup teams from the Pitt Blast Furnace student accelerator prepared for a lightning round of 90-second pitches hoping to make the cut to the final round of five. The Demo…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces U.S. Patents Issued in November 2016

December 14, 2016   The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute reported that Pitt Innovators were issued 13 U.S. patents in November 2016.   Featured Patents US 9,482,638 "Graphene Composition and Method of Forming a Graphene Composition and Sensor System"   Alexander Star, professor of chemistry, and members of his research…

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Pitt Innovators in the News: Possible Antidote ‘Sops Up’ Carbon Monoxide

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