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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Pitt Spinout Partners with Baseball & Softball Teams on Research Project

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in April 2019

May 3, 2109 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued nine U.S. patents in April 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,269,406 “Adaptive Refreshing and Read Voltage Control Scheme for a Memory Device Such as an FeDRAM” Pitt innovators Ismail Bayram and Yiran Chen have developed an adaptive refreshing…

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Innovating for Independence

Human Engineering Laboratories Student Spins Out  Company to Produce Pneumatic Wheelchairs and Scooters   April 29, 2019 By Mike Yeomans Brandon Daveler came to the University of Pittsburgh after earning an engineering degree at Penn State determined to help people with disabilities, like himself, live more independent and fulfilling lives.…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in March 2019

April 15, 2109 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued three U.S. patents in March 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,233,201 "Class of HDAC Inhibitors" Neil Hukriede, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Developmental Biology, and colleagues, have identified a novel class of histone deacetylase (HDAC)…

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Nine First Gear Teams Pitch Their Innovations

Two Teams Receive Additional Funding to Accelerate on Path to Market April 11, 2019 Nine teams of Pitt innovators, students, and regional business mentors pitched their innovations at the end of the latest cohort of the Pitt Venture First Gear Program. The developing innovations run the gamut from a cancer…

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Trek Wins $25,000 Top Prize in 2019 Randall Family Big Idea Competition

$100,000 in prize money awarded to student teams from across the University  March 21, 2019 Pitt student innovators with ideas ranging from an automated system for recording medical notes, to a game app for teaching computer coding to young girls, another for helping kids to learn to learn health eating…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in February 2019

March 7, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven  U.S. patents in February 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,195,252 "Recruitment of Mesenchymal Cells Using Controlled Release Systems" Steven Little, Chairman of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and colleagues, have developed a system for releasing…

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