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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12th Celebration of Innovation Recognizes Accomplishments of Pitt Innovators

      The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute hosted its 12th Celebration of Innovation on November 29, 2017, at Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom. The Celebration of Innovation recognized Pitt faculty and students who have had their discoveries licensed or optioned from the University. The University enjoyed a record breaking…

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Pitt Startup Hits a Nerve for New CEO

Pitt Assistant Professor of Bioengineering Bryan Brown, left, and Lorenzo Soletti, CEO of Renerva, at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. By Dan Mohler, Nov 2017 (Update 2018: Renerva Receives $2.4 Million DoD Award to Advance Its Peripheral Nerve Matrix Technology to the Clinic) From the beginning, Bryan Brown, Pitt…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in October 2017

NOvember 9, 2017 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were awarded six U.S. patents in October 2017. Featured Patent U.S. 9,784,725 "Light Refraction Imaging to Measure Liquid Volume" Associate Professor of Medicine Michael Myerburg has developed a method to measure the volume of fluid that relies on the…

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Patents Issued in October 2017

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Inaugural Philips Grand Challenge Awardees Selected

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Pitt Ventures Student Challenge Awards $62,500 to Six Innovation Teams

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Pitt Ventures First Gear Teams Awarded Inaugural Goldman Prizes

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