September 11, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued three patents in August 2018.

Featured Patent: U.S. 10,039,858 “Biodegradable Poly(ester Amide) Elastomers and Uses Thereof”

The inventors have created biocompatible and biodegradable materials for multiple biomedical applications, such as tissue engineering and drug delivery. For successful regeneration of tissues such as heart valves and myocardium, tissue engineered scaffolds must promote cell growth, match the regeneration and healing rate of the target tissue and mimic the mechanical properties of the native extracellular matrix. The elastomers developed by the inventors accomplish these goals. For more information on this technology, including licensing, contact Janice Panza at

Below is a list of all patents issued to Pitt innovators in August 2018.

Title   Inventor(s)   Licensing Manager      Status
10,039,858 Biodegradable Poly(ester amide) Elastomers and Uses Thereof Shilpa Sant; Vinayak Sant; Janice Panza Available for Licensing
10,041, 179 Non-Noble Metal Based Electro-Catalyst Compositions for Proton Exchange Membrane Based Water Electrolysis and Methods of Making Prashant Kumta; Karan Kadakia; Moni Datta; Oleg Velikokhatnyi; Prashanth Hanumantha Janice Panza Available for Licensing
10,060,936 Drug Simulant Recognition System and Method of Employing Joseph Samosky; Douglas Nelson; Brandon Mikulis Carolyn Weber Optioned