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Apr. 20, 2017

Successful project completion- Controlled release, gel‐based ear drops for treatment of otitis media

Successful project completion- Controlled release, gel‐based ear drops for treatment of otitis media By Yash Mokashi, CMI Fellow Source: Mayo Clinic CMI would like to congratulate Dr. Morgan Fedorchak and Dr. Cuneyt Alper, the investigators of the project titled: “Controlled release, gel‐based ear . . .

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Apr. 18, 2017

Successful Project Completion- RegenMatrix: Collagen-mimetic Bioactive Hydrogels for Bone Regeneration

Successful Project Completion- RegenMatrix: Collagen-mimetic Bioactive Hydrogels for Bone Regeneration By Yash Mokashi, CMI Fellow CMI would like to congratulate the investigators of the project RegenMatrix for the successful completion of their project with the aid of CMI funding. The investigat . . .

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Mar. 15, 2017

Pitt’s Bioengineering program moves up in 2018 U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Rankings

Pitt’s Bioengineering program moves up in 2018 U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Rankings By Yash Mokashi, CMI Fellow Pitt’s Bioengineering program ranked 12th among all bioengineering programs in the US (a significant jump from the 18th position last year) and 6th among public AAU universit . . .

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Feb. 14, 2017

Job Placements- December 2016 Graduate Students

Job Placements- December 2016 Graduate Students By Yash Mokashi, CMI Fellow Thomas Edwin Scheurich III Thomas starts working with MedStar Innovation Institute, Washington DC as a Usability Analyst, this February. MedStar is a healthcare system with ten hospitals in the DC-Baltimore region. They ope . . .

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Feb. 6, 2017

CMI welcomes new Directors to the CMI Leadership Team: Brian Vidic and Dr. Robert Kormos

CMI welcomes new Directors to the CMI Leadership Team: Brian Vidic and Dr. Robert Kormos. By Yash Mokashi, CMI Fellow Brian Vidic: Brian Vidic is the Executive Director of the Office of Research Operations and Business Engagement. Brian brings years of business development and commercial experienc . . .

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Jan. 6, 2017

Pitt’s Center for Medical Innovation awards four novel biomedical devices with $77,500 total Round-2 2016 Pilot Funding

Pitt’s Center for Medical Innovation awards four novel biomedical devices with $77,500 total Round-2 2016 Pilot Funding By Yash Mokashi, CMI Fellow PITTSBURGH (January 6, 2017) … The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) awarded grants totaling $77,500 to four research grou . . .

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Dec. 21, 2016

Fall 2016 End of Semester Celebration:

Fall 2016 End of Semester Celebration: The Fall 2016 end-of-semester celebration for the MS-Medical Product Engineering and C-Medical Product Innovation students was held at Dave & Buster’s on December 18th. Students got the opportunity to interact and unwind after finals week, with food and excitin . . .

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Sep. 25, 2016

New CMI Fellow: Yash Mokashi

The Center for Medical Innovation would like to welcome our new CMI- fellow, Mr. Yash Mokashi. Mr. Mokashi is currently a graduate student in the MS- Medical Product Engineering program at the University of Pittsburgh. He has completed his undergraduate education in Biomedical Engineering at VIT Un . . .

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Jul. 18, 2016

CMI AWARDS $140,000 TO SIX PROJECTS IN 2016 ROUND-1 SEED GRANT

Pitt’s Center for Medical Innovation awards six novel biomedical devices with $140,000 total Round-1 2016 Pilot Funding PITTSBURGH (July 12, 2016) … The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) awarded grants totaling $140,000 to six research groups through its 2016 Round-1 P . . .

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Feb. 29, 2016

CMI announces 2013 Round-2 Pilot Funding Awards

Center for Medical Innovation announces 2013 Round-2 Pilot Funding Awards for new biomedical technology PITTSBURGH (February 10, 2014) … The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) awarded a total of $82,000 to six research groups through its 2013 Round-2 Pilot Funding Program . . .

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Feb. 26, 2016

CMI welcomes new directors: Donald Taylor, PhD, MBA and Evan A. Facher, PhD

CMI welcomes new directors: Donald Taylor, PhD, MBA and Evan A. Facher, PhD

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Feb. 26, 2016

Dr. John Maier joins as CTSI representative

Dr. John Maier joins as CTSI representative

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Feb. 26, 2016

CMI welcomes new Coulter TPII representative: Max Fedor, MBA

CMI welcomes new Coulter TPII representative: Max Fedor, MBA

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Feb. 26, 2016

CMI welcomes new director: Tracy Cui, PhD

CMI welcomes new director: Tracy Cui, PhD

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Feb. 12, 2016

Dr. Kilichan Gurleyik named Education Director

CMI announces the addition of Dr. Kilichan Gurleyik as Education Director The Center for Medical Innovation and the Swanson School of Engineering welcome to the faculty Dr. Kilichan Gurleyik , Visiting Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and the new Associate Director of Educational Programs for . . .

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Nov. 20, 2015

Success Story, Noah Papas: CMI Opens New Doors to Entrepreneurship

Noah Papas: CMI Opens New Doors to Entrepreneurship Noah Papas didn't anticipate going back to school. After earning his master's degree in ligament biomechanics, he worked as an engineer at Johnson and Johnson for five years. He then joined a research project on the biomechanics of embryonic deve . . .

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Oct. 2, 2015

Success Story, Subi Natarajan: From Research to Management

Subi Natarajan :  From Research to Management LinkedIn When applying to bioengineering MS programs, Subi Natarajan was focused on traditional research based programs. However, she was already frustrated about how so much of the promising research in the field never left the lab and couldn't reach . . .

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Aug. 5, 2015

CMI Round-1 2015 Pilot Funding

CMI awards four novel biomedical devices with $95,000 total Round-1 2015 Pilot Funding By Yash Mokashi, CMI Fellow PITTSBURGH (August 5, 2015) … The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) awarded grants totaling $95,000 to four research groups through its 2015 Round-1 Pil . . .

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Jul. 6, 2015

Development of a Fat Extraction Transfer Cannula

Development of a Fat Extraction/Transfer Cannula for Greater Fat Particle Size Control By Brian Lupish, CMI Fellow The University of Pittsburgh CMI program has funded a translational research project to develop the PrecisionGraftTM lipotransfer cannula.  Lipotransfer is a reconstructive surgery pro . . .

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Jul. 2, 2015

Utilizing a Modified Oxygenator for Enhanced CO2 Scrubbing in Low-Volume Lung Protective Ventilation

Utilizing a Modified Oxygenator for Enhanced CO 2 Scrubbing in Low-Volume Lung Protective Ventilation By Brian Lupish, CMI Fellow An in vitro prototype for a new type of CO 2 scrubber for mechanical low-volume protective ventilation devices has been designed at the University of Pittsburgh . . .

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Feb. 20, 2015

Dilatable Port for Deep Brain Access: A minimally invasive approach to remove brain tumor

Dilatable Port for Deep Brain Access: A minimally invasive approach to remove brain tumor By: Mirrah Almira - CMI Fellow   Introduction: A team of a physician and an engineer at the University of Pittsburgh has created a dilatable port to access deep brain tumor. This invention has great promis . . .

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Feb. 12, 2015

Biodegradable thermo-responsive gel as a controlled release platform for intraocular drug delivery

Biodegradable thermo-responsive gel as a controlled release platform for intraocular drug delivery By: Mirrah Almira - CMI FellowPeople over age 50 risk blindness caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Current treatment for "wet AMD" involves frequent intraocular injections which are inco . . .

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Feb. 11, 2015

Point-of-care molecular diagnostic system: A novel way to identify pathogens in the clinical setting

Point-of-care molecular diagnostic system: A novel way to identify pathogens in the clinical setting By: Mirrah Almira - CMI Fellow   Introduction: Eager to solve one of the biggest problems in the clinical setting, engineers and physicians at the University of Pittsburgh have teamed up to crea . . .

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Feb. 3, 2015

Treating Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Automatic Chest Compression Device for Adaptive Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Treating Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA): Automatic Chest Compression Device for Adaptive Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) By: Mirrah Almira - CMI Fellow   Introduction: The fact that patients vary in anatomy and underlying pathology makes a "one-size-fits-all" CPR technology insuffic . . .

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Jan. 29, 2015

Motion Tracking Device and Web-based Software for Rehabilitation of Knee Joint

InterACTION TM : Motion Tracking Device and Web-based Software for Rehabilitation of Knee Joint By: Mirrah Almira - CMI Fellow   Introduction: Adequate rehabilitation is the key for a successful recovery after total knee replacement surgery. Realizing its importance, a team of bioengineers, a . . .

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Jan. 22, 2015

Treating Chronic Skin Wounds with Curostem

Treating Chronic Skin Wounds with Curostem™ By: Mirrah Almira - CMI Fellow   Introduction: By harnessing the power of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), a team of engineers and pathologists at the University of Pittsburgh has established Curostem(TM), a novel approach to treat chronic skin wounds. . . .

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Dec. 31, 2014

Student Success Story: Randall Family Big Idea Competition, 1st Price

Student Success Story: Randall Family Big Idea Competition, 1st Price By Yash Mokashi, CMI Fellow The Center for Medical Innovation would like to congratulate Bioengineering Graduate Student (MBA/ MS- Medical Product Engineering), Nick Scangas, and his team on achieving 1st place (General/IT Catego . . .

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Dec. 11, 2014

Pitt’s Center for Medical Innovation awards three novel biomedical devices with $53,000 total Round-2 2014 Pilot Funding

Pitt's Center for Medical Innovation awards three novel biomedical devices with $53,000 total Round-2 2014 Pilot Funding PITTSBURGH (Dec 11, 2014) … The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) awarded grants totaling $53,000 to three research groups through its 2014 Round-2 . . .

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Jun. 30, 2014

Center for Medical Innovation awards eight novel biomedical devices with $100,000 total 2014 Round-1 Pilot Funding

Pitt's Center for Medical Innovation awards eight novel biomedical devices with $100,000 total 2014 Round-1 Pilot Funding PITTSBURGH (June 30, 2014) … The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) awarded grants totaling $100,000 to eight research groups through its 2014 Round-1 . . .

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Jul. 15, 2013

CMI announces first round of 2013 award grants

Center for Medical Innovation announces Round-1 2013 grant awards PITTSBURGH (July 15, 2013) … The Center for Medical Innovation at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering announced five awards in its 2013 Round-1 Pilot Funding Program for Early Stage Medical Technology R&D. CM . . .

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Jan. 7, 2013

CMI awards six new seed grants in 2012 Round-2 Pilot Funding Program

CMI awards six new seed grants in 2012 Round-2 Pilot Funding Program PITTSBURGH (January 7, 2013) ... The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) has awarded six (6) new seed grants in the 2012 Round-2 Pilot Funding Program, totaling $113,000. Funding of the program is shared . . .

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Nov. 1, 2012

CMI announces first seed grants

CMI announces first seed grant awards The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) has awarded its first seed grants of $25,000 to three teams of investigators as part of its 2012 Round-1 Pilot Funding Program. Each team represents a partnership between faculty co-investigators . . .

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Aug. 21, 2012

Professional Masters in Medical Product Engineering information seminar

Center for Medical Innovation hosts Professional Master of Science in Bioengineering - Medical Product Engineering information seminar You are invited to an informational seminar on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in Benedum Engineering Hall, room 157 to learn more about the new P . . .

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Aug. 8, 2012

August 15 deadline for CMI pilot funding request for proposals

August 15 deadline approaching for Center for Medical Innovation's pilot funding request for proposals PITTSBURGH (August 8, 2012) … One week remains for pre-proposal submissions in the second round of early stage technology pilot funding from the Center for Medical Innovation (CMI). CMI is seeking . . .

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Jan. 1, 2011

Dr. John Maier joins CMI as CTSI representative

The Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) is proud to announce that John Maier, MD, PhD, has joined as the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) representative. Dr. Maier is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Research and Development in the Department of Family Medicine at the . . .

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