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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 professor's idea spawns company to track baseball players' batting efforts

As a coach for Little League softball and baseball, William Clark said players and their parents often asked for his advice about selecting a bat and improving their swings....Learn more >
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Hemolung® RAS Recipient of Gold Award at Medical Design Excellence Awards

ALung Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of low-flow extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) technologies for treating patients with acute respiratory failure, announced today that the Hemolung Respiratory Assist System (RAS) has won the Gold Award in the Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Category of the 17th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition....Learn more >
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Pitt competition produces answers to health problems

An innovation contest sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh produced its first three winners of $100,000 prizes Monday, with proposals ranging from smartphone applications that would help smokers kick the habit and Parkinson's disease patients know when they need medicine, to a bandage that would help diabetics heal their skin ulcers faster at home....Learn more >
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