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 may improve detection of malignant changes in human breast or other fatty tissues. Multiple metabolite markers may improve the accuracy of breast cancer diagnosis. These sequences have been tested in vitro, and data is available.  For more information contact Robert Racunas at rracunas@innovation.pitt.edu

A full list of patents received in March 2018 is below:

Title   Inventor(s)   Licensing Manager        Status
9,915,714 MSC-SELMQC Method for Simultaneous Mapping of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Lactate and Choline in High Fat Tissues Qiuhong He Robert Racunas Available for Licensing
9,926,592 Gamma-PNA Miniprobes for Fluorescent Labeling Patricia Opresko; Bruce Armitage; Danith Ly; Nathaniel Shank Maria Vanegas Licensed
9,924,883 Biomimetic Coating for Neural Implants Xinyan Cui; Carl Lagenaur; Erdrin Azemi; Noah Snyder Janice Panza Available for Licensing
9,926,605 Functional Genomics Screening Platform for Head and Neck Cancer Jennifer Grandis; Wai Yan Lui; Maria Vanegas Available for Licensing
9,925,190 Small Molecules Targeting HIV-1 NEF Thomas Smithgall Alex Ducruet Available for Licensing