VOL. 30 2022   Impact   JUNE  

The Innovation Institute inspires and enables Pitt innovators to make an impact with their ideas and discoveries. Keep up to date on the most current innovation and entrepreneurship news, events, programming and resources at Pitt, and, for industry, keep abreast of the exciting technologies emerging from Pitt classrooms and labs.

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Upcoming Events
Pitt Innovators in the News
Commercialization and Partnership Opportunities
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SHRS Innovation Teams Earn Commercialization Funding
Two innovation teams received $10,000 each to accelerate on their journeys from the lab to the market after completing the First Gear commercialization program.
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Pitt Ranked Among Top U.S. Universities for Technology Commericalization

The report from Heartland Forward ranked Pitt among the top 10 public universities across a range of commercialization metrics.

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Pitt Innovators Feted at Celebration of Innovation
The Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship celebrated the accomplishment of Pitt faculty and student innovators and exceptional regional small businesses at the Celebration of Innovation. Seven special awards were presented, including the Marlin Mickle Outstanding Innovator Awardk to a faculty member who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship throughout their career.
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Upcoming Events
  JUNE 8
Seeds for Growth
8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Join Pitt’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence and Huntington Bank for a no-cost product sales and development event focused on minority, women, and veteran owned companies
  JUNE 13
Monetizing Your Research Outcomes
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Part of School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Innovation Seminar Series
  JUNE 18
Ascender 10th Anniversary Celebration
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

One of Pittsburgh's original startup accelerators celebrates its 10-year anniversary beginning with a party at its facility.

Pitt Innovators in the News
Pitt Startup Oncorus to Relocate HQ to New  Manufacturing Facility
Oncorus, which is expected to report additional clinical trial data in the second half of 2022, is building out a new facility to manufacture viral gene therapies for cancer.
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Major League Baseball Takes Equity Stake in Diamond Kinetics
The investment comes along with a partnership to integrate Diamond Kinetics products into MLB digital platforms.
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Phage Therapy Shows New Promise Against Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
In a new publication, the lab of Graham Hatfull demonstrated that phage therapy was successful in treating infection in patients with cystic fibrosis — potentially helping others who are stuck on transplant waitlists due to stubborn mycobacterial infections in the lungs.
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Duo Oncology
Pitt Spinout Duo Oncology Reports Positive Meeting With FDA Regarding Clinical Trial Plan

The company is pioneering ultra-small nano-medicines and is pursuing a streamlined preclinical plan and accelerated clinical trial for its lead drug candidate as a first-line treatment for pancreatic cancer.

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Commercialization and Partnership Opportunities
PantherLabWorks: Concept to Commercialization
Concept to Commercialization is a no-cost program that supports entrepreneurs through experiential learning opportunities helping to advance innovations along the commercialization path.
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Partnering 101: A Guide to Industry and Venture Capital Engagement
The Office of Industry and Economic Partnerships has developed a presentation outlining the benefits and mechanics of industry and investor partnerships.
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Medical Devices

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Pitt innovators have established a track record of working across disciplines to develop new medical devices, leveraging their dual roles as Pitt faculty and UPMC clinicians.
Recent Patents
Available Technologies
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