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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Innovation Institute Launches New Innovation Search Platform

Innovation Institute Launches AI-Enabled Technology Search Platform September 19, 2018 Nearly every day of the year a Pitt innovator submits a new invention disclosure to the Innovation Institute based on discoveries made in his/her department or lab. Pitt set new records for technology licensing in fiscal 2018, with 162 licenses…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in July 2018

August 9, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued six patents in July 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,011,765 "Proppants for Hydrocarbon Recovery" Hydraulic fracturing of subterranean formations for the enhanced production of hydrocarbons primarily involves two materials, a fluid and a proppant, which are injected at…

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Evan Facher Appointed Director of Innovation Institute

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First Gear Teams Awarded Commercialization Funds

July 30, 2018 A team of Pitt researchers developing a high resolution microscope at a fraction of the size and cost of existing products was awarded $20,000 from the Chancellor's Innovation Commercialization Funds at the demonstration day for the Pitt Ventures First Gear commercialization program. Under the name miniSTORM, the…

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Updated Conflict of Interest Policy Spurs More Pitt Startups

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Blast Furnace Accelerator Strengthens Pitt Student Ideas on Path to Startups

  July 6, 2018 Rising junior engineering students Sneha Jeevan and Shivani Tuli came to Pitt with entrepreneurship on their minds. Following their participation in the Randall Family Big Idea Competition last February and March, they were eager to continue to develop their idea for a medication dispensing bottle and…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in June 2018

July 5, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued seven U.S. patents in June 2018. Featured Patent: "U.S. 10,004,766" Trabecular Meshwork Stem Cells" Yiqin Du, Associate Professor of the departments of Ophthalmology, Cell Biology and Developmental Biology and colleagues have developed a method of increasing cell…

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