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Pitt and Idea Foundry Receive Federal Grant to Accelerate Life Science Innovations

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SBIR Grants

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Pitt & CMU Students Grow Angel (Investor) Wings

Students Become Investors at Money Table   Graduate students from Pitt and Carnegie Mellon came together for a startup pitch competition that flipped the script. Instead of pitching their own startups, the mixed teams of Pitt and CMU students were acting as early-stage investors evaluating pitches made by real Pittsburgh…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces US Patents Issued in October 2016

November 14, 2016   The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute reported that Pitt Innovators were issued two patents in October 2016. US 9,469,677 “Biomimetic Coating of Magnesium Alloy for Enhanced Corrosion Resistance and Calcium Phosphate Deposition” Dr. Elia Beniash, Associate Professor, Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine, with…

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Swanson School Innovators Shift Into First Gear

Tommy Richardson is a bioengineering doctoral candidate in the lab of Associate Professor Ipsita Banerjee. They have discovered what they believe is a superior substrate for growing human pluripotent stem cells for use in clinical trials and in cell replacement therapy. Even as they continue gathering data to prove that…

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Qrono Awarded Phase II SBIR Contract from the National Cancer Institute to Advance Novel Targeted Loco-Regional Chemotherapy Delivery Platform

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Join the Panther Innovation Network

The Pitt Innovation Institute has established the Panther Innovation Network to involve Pitt alumni and others in the University's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. In this guest blog, Pitt alum Denny Wist (Katz), discusses his experience as a mentor to Pitt faculty and students. As I approached the “last chapter“ of…

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Lessons From the Trenches

Success is a terrible teacher This blog is being re-published with permission of uTranslated, a Pitt student startup that is in the current cohort of the AlphaLab business accelerator. To learn more about uTranslated and its platform for high quality translation services, visit www.utranslated.com There are worse problems to have,…

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Study Shows Effectiveness of Pitt-Developed Therapy for Radiation Dermatitis

October 25, 2016   By Mike Yeomans A cross-disciplinary team of University of Pittsburgh researchers has demonstrated that a topical therapy applied prior to or after radiation exposure prevents skin damage in both animal and human models. The results, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, are expected to accelerate…

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Kuzneski and Wells Competitions Attract Strong Crop of Innovations

October 26, 2016   A little over a year ago, Aeronics was a summer research project for PhD student Alex Kaija in assistant professor Christopher Wilmer’s chemical engineering lab. Fast forward to today and Kaija, joined by fellow students Blake Dube and Mark Spitz, won the first place award in…

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

October 15, 2016   The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute reported that Pitt Innovators were issued nine U.S. patents in September 2016. Featured Patent US 9,452,171 "Methods of Treating Disorders Associated with Protein Aggregation"   David Perlmutter, former Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, and colleagues Gary…

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