William “Buddy” Clark and Steven R. Little, both from the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, have been selected as members of the 2021 Fellow class of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors. They are the 9th and 10th Pitt faculty to be selected as NAI Fellows since its inaugural class named in 2015.
The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine has been one of the prolific research centers at the University of Pittsburgh over the past 25 years, particularly in terms of its impact from translating discoveries from the lab to the clinic/market.
Pitt Innovators were issued 8 U.S. patents in October, 2021. Six are available for licensing, including a blood test to detect cardiovascular disease.
If you are a Pittsburgh entrepreneur with hopes of scaling your business and need access to capital to make it happen, there are several new funding sources available, both locally and nationally, including funds specifically dedicated to minority and student entrepreneurs.
Since spinning out of the University of Pittsburgh in 1997, when Bill Clinton was just starting his second term and Steve Jobs made his triumphant return to Apple, ALung Technologies has been working towards commercializing the research of William Federspiel, the John A. Swanson Professor in the Department of Bioengineering.