Pitt Researchers Develop Program for Slowing Cognitive Decline

September 14, 2019 Pitt Researchers Develop Program for Slowing Cognitive Decline Nonprofit startup formed to expand impact By Mike Yeomans Researchers have been trying and failing to produce effective therapies to treat or prevent dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. To fill the void, a team of Pitt neuroscience and rehabilitation science…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in August 2019

September 10, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven U.S. patents in August 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,376,412 "Actively and Selectively Cooled Cushioning Surface" David Brienza, Associate Dean for Technology and Innovation at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and colleagues, have developed an…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in July 2019

August 14, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued nine U.S. patents in July 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,344,003 Beibei Chen, associate professor of medicine and director of the Small Molecule Therapeutic Center, has developed first in class compounds related to inhibiting TGFβ pathway that bind…

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Technology to Calculate Post-Surgical Blood Clots Receives Funding

Pitt Innovators Gather at Human Engineering Research Labs to Pitch Innovations Ranging From Assistive Technologies to Medical Devices and Healthcare Apps July 27, 2019 As a general surgeon resident, the thing that bothers Sara Myers the most is performing a successful surgery to only end up with a negative outcome…

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Pitt Life Science Accelerator Receives $750,000 Federal Grant

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Pitt Innovators Deliver Another Banner Year of Impactful Discoveries

Fiscal 2019 Results Demonstrate Accelerated Pace of Innovation Activity Since Formation of Innovation Institute July 25, 2019 From developing molecules to target drugs more accurately to the heart to new cancer therapies to an app that helps prevent falls caused by dizziness, Pitt Innovators continued to demonstrate their passion for…

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Innovation Institute Appoints Senior Licensing Managers

July 12, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute has promoted two of its licensing managers into newly established managerial roles. Maria Vanegas is now Senior Licensing Manager for Life Sciences and George Coulston is now Senior Licensing Manager for Physical Sciences. In these new roles, Vanegas and Coulston each…

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Overcoming the Odds

Pitt Researchers Develop New Therapy for Rare Fatal Genetic Disease July 30, 2019 By Mike Yeomans Passion and compassion are two sides of the same coin for Maria Escolar when it comes to her life’s work centered on rare, but exceptionally cruel, pediatric genetic neurodegenerative diseases. If a woman and…

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The University of Pittsburgh Announces U.S. Patents Issued in June 2019

July 10, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued ten U.S. patents in June 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,307,513: “Biomimetic Hydrogel Scaffolds and Related Methods” Shilpa Sant,  assistant professor in the departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Bioengineering, has developed fibrous hydrogel scaffolds that self-assemble to form…

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Blast Furnace Teams Present at AlphaLab Gear

Pitt Student Entrepreneurs Get Tough Love and Encouragement at Demo Day July 2, 2019     View this post on Instagram   Blast Furnace update! Our final presentations Thursday June 27th and the teams are hard at work each week working on their ideas and improving their business plans. Check…

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Radical Discovery

Pitt Innovator Freeman’s Inflammation-Taming Technology Moving Towards Patient Impact July 1, 2019 By Mike Yeomans Bruce Freeman knows his career is nearing its twilight, but also views it approaching a zenith in terms of the scientific and clinical impact that he and his research team are achieving. With a spinout…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces U.S. Patents Issued in May 2019

June 5, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued eight U.S. patents in May 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,299,685: "Method and Apparatus to Enhance Light Illuminating Intensity and Diffusivity" Kang Kim, associate professor of medicine and bioengineering, and colleagues have developed a method for enhancing light…

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