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Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Reports Solid Year of Results and Growth of Innovation Ecosystem

Pitt innovators continued to translate their ideas and discoveries into products and services at a brisk pace in Fiscal 2022, a year in which the univerity’s and regions innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem received several pieces of good news.

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LifeX Assumes State Life Sciences Greenhouse Designation

Life science capital growth company established by Pitt unlocks new source of funding for regional life science startups.

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Lumis Corp Expands Augmented Reality Training Platform

July 28, 2022

With a new CEO to help drive growth and investment, Lumis is working on buildings its relationship with existing customers by expanding into new healthcare specialties.

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Upcoming Events
  AUG 8

"APO Technologies: From Invention Disclosure to Failed Startup"

Dr. Goeran Fiedler

Online via Zoom

SHRS Innovation Seminar

1:‌00 pm
  AUG 16

Blockchain & IP



Investigate the intersection of blockchain, patents, and open source and the interesting legal issues they present.


4:‌00 -5:‌00 pm
  SEP 14

Network + Grow: Building & Scaling a Small Business


6401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

8:‌30 am
Pitt Innovators in the News

Replay launches with $55 million seed investment

Globe Newswire

Genomic medicine company has licensed the rights to engineered virus vector technology from the lab of Pitt professor Joseph Glorioso, among other technologies it is developing.

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Avista partners with Roche to develop gene therapy to treat eye disease
Fierce Biotech
In a deal that could eventually be worth up to $1 billion, Roche has partnered with Pitt startup Avista Therapeutics to develop technology from the research of Pitt professors Leah Byrne and Jose Sahel.
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KaliVir inks partnership agreement to develop cancer fighting viruses

PR Newswire

Under the terms of the agreement with Roche, KaliVir will generate oncolytic vaccinia virus product candidates derived from the company's platform expressing Roche proprietary therapeutic transgenes. Roche will have exclusive license to discover, develop and commercialize the products worldwide.

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Novasenta raises $40 million to advance cancer therapies

PR Newswire

Pitt startup is mapping the tumor microenvironment to create immunotherapies that enable the body’s own immune system to fight cancer.

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Commercialization and Partnering Opportunities

Can Your Research Discovery Impact People’s Lives? Find out in First Gear.

First Gear Will Evans Quote

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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Michael G. Wells Healthcare Competition
This competition is a great way to explore your innovation's commercial potential and is an invaluable learning experience for graduate students or postdocs. Students must apply with a faculty sponsor and represent a technology that has resulted from Pitt research. Up to $40,000 is available to the participating University departments.
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LifeX accepting applications for startup accelerator program

LifeX Accelerator

This healthcare specific curriculum is designed to prepare teams for commercialization outside of the academic environment, including developing an investable pitch and commercialization plan, direct support from dozens of experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts, and an opportunity to win cash + service prizes for continued growth after the program. 

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  Featured Technology Collection

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's is a progressive neurodegenerative disease with devastating consequences for the patient and their caregivers. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are working to develop new therapeutics and methodologies to prevent, diagnose, and slow or reverse the progress of Alzheimer's Disease.
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