University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in December 2018

January 10, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued six patents in December 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,160,974 "Engineered Cytokne and Chemokine-Expressing Candida Albicans Strains and Methods of Use" A team led by Sarah Gaffen, professor of rheumatology, has genetically modified strains of Candida albicans (C.…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in November 2018

December 7, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven patents in November 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,137,236 "Self-Regulating Device for Modulating Inflammation" The innovators, led by Yoram Vodovotz, Professor of Surgery, Immunology, Computational and Systems Biology and Bioengineering, have conceived a medical device that employs…

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Pitt Innovators Recognized at the 13th Annual Celebration of Innovation

Who needs Amazon? Pittsburgh's transformation into a serious player in the information age is accelerating from within.  That was the message at the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute's 13th Annual Celebration of Innovation at Alumni Hall Monday evening. The event celebrated Pitt innovators, who set cords for the number…

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Regenerative Medicine Pioneer Named 2018 Marlin Mickle Outstanding Innovator

NOVEMBER 28, 2018 Stephen Badylak Seeks to Grow His Lab's Impact Through New Startup Company Stephen Badylak’s unorthodox path to medicine always sought to combine the benchtop and the bedside. After treating patients for 16 years, he moved exclusively to the lab when he joined the University of Pittsburgh in…

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Pitt and CMU Join Forces to Promote Entrepreneurship

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Pitt Innovation Institute (@pittinnovates) on Nov 13, 2018 at 11:03am PST Perhaps it was coincidence that in the same week that Pittsburgh received the news that it would not be the host for Amazon Inc.’s second (or third) headquarters,…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in October 2018

November 15, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued eight patents in October 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,085,721 "Contrast Assisted Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging" This technology details development of a novel intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging method and apparatus for molecular imaging and characterization of cardiovascular diseases for…

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Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Predictive Modeling Capture 2018 Wells and Kuzneski Competitions

A year ago the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first gene therapy in the U.S. The drug, Kymyriah, from pharmaceutical company Novartis, is a type of immunotherapy called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy. It was approved to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the blood.…

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First IBM Bluehack at a University Reveals Pitt Students’ Passion for Problem Solving

October 19, 2018 Over 100 students from across the University, and a few from neighboring Carnegie Mellon, took control of the Pitt School of Computing and Information building on Bellefield Avenue last weekend hacking their ideas for improving healthcare, the Internet of Things (IoT), and any other idea they could…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in September 2018

October 12, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven patents in September 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,071,172 “Endogenous Neogenesis of Beta Cells” A Pitt innovation team led by George Gittes, director of the Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research,  have developed a gene…

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Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards $475,000 to Teams Solving Clinical Problems

  PInCh Awards Show That for Some Pitt Faculty, Entrepreneurship is Infectious October 2, 2018 A breathylizer to detect cancer, a new treatment that addresses the cause, not the symptoms, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and a catheter that makes inserting an intravenous line easier each received $100,000 to…

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Pitt Startup Takes Advantage of University Gap Funding Opportunities

  Atlas MedTech Surgical Device Aims to Give Surgeons More Agility and Control, Reduce Manpower Costs for Hospitals September 20, 2018 By Mike Yeomans From the spark of an idea to a licensed startup company, the launch of Atlas MedTech took less than three years, fueled by nearly $300,000 in…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in August 2018

September 11, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued three patents in August 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,039,858 "Biodegradable Poly(ester Amide) Elastomers and Uses Thereof" The inventors have created biocompatible and biodegradable materials for multiple biomedical applications, such as tissue engineering and drug delivery. For successful…

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