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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Stopping a Silent Killer

June 29, 2018 Pitt Innovator Maintains Bonds to Pitt as he Launches Startup to Break Bonds of Carbon Monoxide in Blood In choosing Pitt School of Medicine for a postdoctoral fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine, Jason Rose’s focus was less on the E.R. than in becoming an entrepreneur.…

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Pitt Spinout Oncorus Working Toward Clinical Trials

  Trials of "Combination Therapies" Exploding as Immunotherapies Become Mainstream Immunotherapies are re-shaping the way cancer is treated and leading to scores of new clinical trials to determine how cancer can be made detectable and treatable by the body’s immune system. In the middle of a sea of biotech startups…

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Innovation Institute Selected for Exemplary Practice in Technology Commercialization Award

June 13, 2018 Pitt Among Universities Recognized for Growing Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Exemplary Practice in Technology Commercialization Award by the Awards Committee for the Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education.…

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The University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in May 2018

June 11, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 10 U.S. patents in May 2018. Featured Patent: U.S. 9,980,738 "Surgical Tool Monitoring System and Methods of Use" Carl Snyderman, professor of otolaryngology and neurological surgery, Jeff Vipperman, professor of mechanical engineering & materials science and bioengineering,…

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