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Breathing Easier Now

Years of research persistence are paying off for Engineering Professor William Federspiel, left, who helped develop an artificial lung device that is the basis for start-up ALung Technologies, Inc...Learn more >

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TissuGlu Start-Up Success

Engineering professor Eric Beckman co-founded Cohera Medical, Inc., around a medical adhesive that he and his Pitt collaborator developed. But he is the first to admit the company needed a CEO...Learn more >

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NETL Research Partners

Pitt engineering professors Jeff Vipperman,left, and William Clark have transformed their collaborative valve research into a long-term partnership with the National Energy Technology Laboratory...Learn more >

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Cold, But No Ice

On the surface, engineering professor Di Gao’s research effort doesn’t look like much to the naked eye. But look closely and you’ll see a hairy surface coating that actually prevents water from...Learn more >

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Tiny Bubbles

Pitt professor Flordeliza Villanueva and her colleagues are using tiny microbubbles to pioneer new ultrasound techniques for detecting and treating cardiovascular and other diseases—a field with...Learn more >

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Wheelchair Safety Champ

The pages of visiting professor Linda van Roosmalen’s personal lab notebook are filled with sketches of wheelchairs, casters, ratcheted restraint systems, and other retention devices—all new ideas...Learn more >

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Radio-Frequency Energy

Engineering professor Marlin Mickle has become, arguably, the most active Pitt Innovator at the University of Pittsburgh, thanks to a large portfolio of innovations developed around ambient, or...Learn more >

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Sonic Flashlight

Bioengineering professor George Stetten has devoted much of the past 10 years developing at least eight prototypes for an ultrasound-based device that provides real-time tomographic images from...Learn more >

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Pitt becoming a launchpad for entrepreneurs

Fueled by big ideas grown into small businesses and a push for innovations in every department from English to engineering, the University of Pittsburgh is rapidly developing a reputation as an entrepreneurial launch pad....Learn more >
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South Side startup raises $8M for human trials of anti-inflammatory drugs

Complexa Inc. is planning human trials of a new class of anti-inflammatory drugs to treat diabetes, kidney failure and other diseases next month, but getting there involved more than medical science....Learn more >
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Entrepreneurial Spirit Promoted at CMU, Pitt

Students and faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh are working on start-up companies with focuses ranging from 3-D printing to bone regeneration....Learn more >
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