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Innovation Institute Director Evan Facher Adds New Role at School of Medicine

Facher is the inaugural associate dean for commercial translation at the School of Medicine. He will work to strengthen the commercialization needs of the health sciences faculty and students. (third item down)

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Pitt BioForge Works to Identify First Potential Tenant for Advanced Biotherapeutics Manufacturing

ElevateBio has discussed plans to lease 80,000 square feet for its BaseCamp manufacturing facility to produce gene editing, induced pluripotent stem cell,  and cell, vector and protein engineering products.

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Pitt Moves Up in Global University Patent Ranking
Pitt jumped up two spots from #20 to #18 in the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association ranking of Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents.
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Pitt Included in Newly Awarded NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Hub

The five-year I-Corps award will allow the Innovation Institute to continue to offer $3,000 in early-stage commercializtion funding for participants in its Pitt Ventures First Gear program, which introduces academic entrepreneurs to business planning concepts and helps them begin their journey from idea to impact.
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Pitt and UPMC Expand Commercialization Partnership to Drive Growth of Regional Life Science Sector


The strengthened relationship between one of the nation's top research universities and one of the nation's largest integrated healthcare providers is bearing fruit for the region's life sciences sector. A new request for proposals for promising therapeutics research is making the alliance even stronger.

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Upcoming Events
  SEP 12
How to Get Your Medical Device Through the FDA


Hear from a biomedical engineer who has experience both in industry and working at the FDA.

1-2 pm
  SEP 14
UPMC Enterprises RFP Webinar
Representatives from UPMC Translational Sciences will outline its request for proposals and answer questions.
12 pm
  SEP 27

Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association Reception at McGowan Institute

Get a behind the scenes look at the next generation of technologies for regenerative medicine
5-7 pm
Pitt Innovators in the News

Peptilogics enters drug development partnership

Business Wire

Pitt startup Peptilogics  is partnering with EpiAxis, an Australian company, to inhibit to reprogram cancer cells and drive immune reinvigoration.

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Startup co-founded by Health Sciences Senior Vice Chancellor Anantha Shekhar launches
Gates Neurosciences is developing therapeutics for Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders.
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Vision restoration technology from Pitt's Alain Sahel featured among breakthrough approaches to treat blindness

Popular Mechanics

Dr. Sahel is pursuing optogenetics, in which retinal neurons are stimulated via a virus that targets specific cells to express light-sensitive proteins in their cell membranes.
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Commercialization and Partnering Opportunities

UPMC Translational Sciences Request for Proposals Offers Up to $1M for Promising Therapeutics Discoveries


The fall cohort of the Innovation Institute’s First Gear program begins Sept. 6. Through a series of workshops and working one-on-one with an experienced business mentor, Pitt innovators can uncover the commercial potential of their ideas and discoveries.

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Wells Student Healthcare Competition Offers Commercialization Funding Opportunity

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The Michael G. Wells Healthcare Competition offers postdocs and other graduate students the opportunity to gain entrepreneurial experience while pitching for translational funding for their lab's innovation.
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Start Smart Legal Series
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The Start Smart Legal Series hosts seminars throughout the semester covering a wide range of legal topics for startups, including intellectual property, incorporation options, hiring, raising capital and more.

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  Featured Technology Collection
September is Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month. We are featuring a collection of innovations in uterine and breast cancer.
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