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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Pitt Student Startup Four Growers Accepted into Silicon Valley Accelerator

Latest News Caps a Whirlwind Spring for Team Developing a Robotic Greenhouse Tomato Harvesting System Brandon Contino and Dan Chi are going to San Francisco, but instead of flowers in their hair, they will be wearing the laurels of being accepted into one of the most prestigious startup accelerators in…

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Sleep Research Awakens Pitt Professor’s Inner Entrepreneur

May 17, 2018; Updated June 6, 2019 Developed for Treating Veterans and Active Military, New Platform Can be Adapted to Wider Market Anne Germain is convinced from the results of her research with active military and veterans that behavioral therapy can help people with sleep disorders improve the quality of…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in April 2018

May 3, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued 12 U.S. patents in April 2018. Featured Patent U.S. 9,937,250 "Immunogenic Tumor Associated Stromal Cell Antigen Peptides and Methods of Their Use" Walter Storkus, Professor of Dermatology and Immunology, and colleagues, have developed a new solid tumor…

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Blast Furnace Student Accelerator Welcomes 10 Student Teams

May 3, 2018 The academic year might be over, but a dedicated group of nearly 30 entrepreneurial Pitt students of all levels from across the University will be working to launch their big ideas into the world. Now in its third year, the Blast Furnace, a program of the Innovation…

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Inaugural Performance Innovation Tournament Awards $150K

Projects to Improve Swimming Training and Regulate Athletes' Nervous System Receive Funding to Move Innovations Forward When the Pitt swimming team hits the pool this fall, it could have a new training device to help them monitor and assess the force of their strokes and prevent over-training courtesy of Pitt…

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Pitt Student Entrepreneurs Take National Stage at Pitch Competitions

April 11, 2108   Four Growers Wins Runner-up Prize, $10,000 at ACC InVenture Prize Competition Fresh off claiming top prize in the Randall Family Big Idea Competition, the student team Four Growers captured second place prize of $10,000 at the annual ACC InVenture Prize competition on April 5 & 6.…

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Diverse Pitt Innovations Begin Path to Market in First Gear

April 10, 2016 The Circadian Activity Profiling System (CAPS) was selected as the recipient of a $20,000 award at the demonstration day for the most recent cohort of the Pitt Ventures First Gear program. The CAPS is a platform that allows consumers, and their clinicians, to evaluate whether their circadian…

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