Center for Medical Innovation Announces Expedited COVID-19 Grant Program

Center for Medical Innovation Announces Expedited COVID-19 Grant Program     The Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) announces an expedited funding opportunity to address the COVID-19 pandemic. A special award will be issued from the Early Stage Medical Technology Pilot Funding Program to address rapid development and commercial deployment of…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in March 2020

April 2, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 14 U.S. patents in March 2020. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,547,376: "Layer by Layer Coated Mesh for Local Release of Bioactive Proteins" The host immune response to therapeutic implants can cause severe complications. By applying a new active…

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CTSI Seeks Proposals for COVID-19 Pilot Grants

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Innovation Institute Announces Covid-19 Measures

Innovation Institute Announces Covid-19 Measures The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute will continue to carry out its core functions during the Covid-19 outbreak. However, many of our events and programs will be either postponed or provided remotely. If you have a question regarding an upcoming item, please email us at…

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Mutant Gene Hunters

March 12, 2020 Mutant Gene Hunters Pitt Researchers' Test for Thyroid Cancer Eliminating Thousands of Unneeded Surgeries Duo Credits Affiliation with Pitt and UPMC for Allowing Them to Bring Clinical and Research Roles Together to Drive Innovation By Mike Yeomans The thyroid sits just below the Adam’s apple. Shaped like…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in February 2020

March 9, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven  U.S. patents in February 2020. Featured Patent: "U.S. 10,568,886: Targeting Cyt5R3" Adam Straub, associate professor of pharmacology and chemical biology, and colleagues, have discovered that CyB5R3 is a novel therapeutic target to increase cGMP signaling in…

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Center for Medical Innovation Awards $47,500 to Three Projects

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Pitt Researcher Puts a New Spin on an Old Discovery

  No Strings Attached Pitt Innovator's Wireless, Self-Adhesive Electrode Receives SBIR Grant Wenyan Jia had no expectation of leading a startup company when she joined the lab of Pitt professor Mingui Sun as a postdoctoral scholar in 2005. With persistence and commercial translation funding opportunities both from within and outside…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in January 2020

February 6, 2020 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 10  U.S. patents in January 2020. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,537,410 "Detal Abutment Screw Extractor" Steven Kukunas, clinical assistant professor in the School of Dental Medicine, and colleagues, have developed a system and method for extracting a broken…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in November 2019

December 11, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued five U.S. patents in November 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,490,331 "Oxide Interface Displaying Electronically Controllable Ferromagnetism" Jeremy Levy, distinguished professor of condensed matter physics, and colleagues, have achieved a breakthrough in the physics of materials with their…

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Innovation Institute and SHRS Host Innovation Challenge

Innovation Institute and School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Host Innovation Challenge   The Innovation Institute is partnering with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) for the SHRS Innovation Challenge, which will provide a total of $50,000 in funding for commercial translation projects emanating from SHRS. “The SHRS…

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Pitt Innovation Teams Receive Funding to Advance Discoveries Toward the Market

Pitt Innovation Teams Receive Funding to Advance Discoveries Toward the Market Three Pitt Innovation teams received a total of $25,000 in funding to continue pursuing commercial translation research in the Fall 2019 cohort of the Innovation Institute’s Pitt Ventures First Gear innovation commercialization program. Receiving the top award of $15,000…

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