University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in March 2018

April 5, 2018 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were awarded five U.S. patents in March 2018. Featured Patent U.S. 9,915,714 “MSC-SELMQC Method for Simultaneous Mapping of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in High Fat Tissues” Dr. Qiuhong He has developed methods for detecting choline, polyunsaturated fats and lactate that…

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Pitt Innovation Institute Establishes Big Idea Center for Student Entrepreneurship

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Big Idea Competition Marks 10th Anniversary of Launching Pitt Student Entrepreneurs

March 30, 2018 Big Idea Winners Announced and News on the Brand New Big Idea Center for Student Entrepreneurship With a blast of confetti falling from above the stage at the Charity Randall Theater, the participants in the 2018 Randall Family Big Idea Competition celebrated the culmination of two months…

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Software, Manufacturing and Finance Executives Join Innovation Institute as Entrepreneurs in Residence

March 27, 2018   Phil Marzolf, Kelly Dane, and Mike Formica join the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute as Entrepreneurs in Residence. The Innovation Institute has added three members to its team of Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) to strengthen capabilities in the areas of software and hardware, prototyping, manufacturing and…

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Record Breaking Pitt Startup Flipping the Script on Organ Transplantation

  LyGenesis Out to Prove the Age of Organ Regeneration Has Arrived By Mike Yeomans In a recent episode of the long-running ABC television show “Grey’s Anatomy,” the lead character, Dr. Meredith Grey, experiences an epiphany in her quest for an idea to enter into her hospital’s innovation competition. As…

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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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