University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in February 2018

March 13, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were awarded five U.S. patents in February 2018. Featured Patent U.S. 9,890,192  “Targeted Nitroxide Agents” There remains need for compositions and methods for effectively treating conditions that are caused by excessive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the…

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Two Pitt Student Startup Teams Accepted into Rice Business Plan Competition

March 5, 2018 For the first time in the 17-year history of the Rice Business Plan Competition, billed as the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition, Pitt will be among the competitors. The accomplishment is twice as exciting, as not one, but two Pitt teams were accepted for…

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Randall Family Big Idea 2018 Kicks Off with Bootcamp

With Nearly 300 Students in  100 Teams, This Year's Competition is the Biggest in its 10-Year History The final round will take place Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Charity Randall Theatre at 4 p.m.  Join us to see which teams walk away with a total of $100K.   Sneha Jeevan…

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Proposals Sought for Innovations to Improve Human Performance

Pittsburgh is uniquely positioned for creating innovations to improve human performance. Pitt boasts leading clinical and research programs in the realms of sports medicine  injury prevention , physical activity and weight management , neuroscience, rehabilitation, information science,  mechanical engineering, clinical and translational science and more. When combined with elite collegiate…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in January 2018

February 8, 2018   The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were awarded nine U.S. patents in January 2018. Featured Patent U.S. 9,872,982 "Electroosmotic Convection-Enhanced Delivery System"   Stephen Weber, Professor of Chemistry, and colleagues, have developed devices and methods for electrokinetic transport of fluids to patients, which can…

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Chancellor’s Innovation Commercialization Funds Awarded to Four Projects

Technologies to prevent esophageal cancer and treat fibrosis, along with medical devices to improve IV insertion accuracy and to position and hold surgical tools have been awarded funding via the Chancellor’s Innovation Commercialization Funds. Two of the innovations received matching funds from the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) and Innovation…

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Big Ideas Take Shape at Startup Blitz

      By Mike YEomans January 2018 Nearly 50 students with a pent up passion for entrepreneurship came to the Innovation Institute’s spring semester Startup Blitz armed with ideas that ran the gamut from improved battery chargers for electric cars to a robotic system for harvesting produce in a…

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Engineering for Impact

  Pitt Innovator Jon Pearlman Finds Inspiration for Making Life Better for Individuals with Disabilities Close to Home   By Michael Yeomans Jonathan Pearlman paused before pulling the trigger on beginning his PhD studies at the Pitt School of Health and Rehabilitation Science’s world renowned Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL).…

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University of Pittsburgh Announced Patents Issued in December 2017

January 9, 2018   The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were awarded 10 U.S. patents in December 2017. Featured Patent U.S. 9,833,226 “Endoscopic Ports for Minimally Invasive Surgical Access and Methods and Use Thereof” Johnathan Engh, Associate Professor and Director of the Neuroendoport Surgery Program and Adult Neurosurgical…

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Blast Furnace Students Solve Problems Close to Their Hearts

The problems a few dozen Pitt students wrestled with this semester weren’t in a homework assignment or an exam. They were often intensely personal problems, the solutions to which they had formed into the kernel of an idea for a new product or service. To nurture those ideas they entered…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in November 2017

December 7, 2017 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were awarded seven U.S. patents in November 2017. Featured Patent U.S. 9,808,560 “Biodegradable, Non-Thrombogenic Elastomeric Polyurothanes” William Wagner, Director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and colleagues Yi Hong and…

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First Gear Teams Awarded $25,000 at Demo Day Pitch Competition

November 30, 2017 By Mike Yeomans A biomaterial bandage for closing chronic wounds and a fall detection and prevention system were both awarded a total of $25,000 from the Chancellor Innovation Commercialization Funds at the most recent Pitt Ventures First Gear Demo Day. Taking the top award of $20,000 in…

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