Pitt-developed Innovations Win Chancellor's Commercialization Funding

Two faculty-led innovation teams were awarded a total of $25,000 in Chancellor’s Innovation Commercialization Funds at the Pitt Ventures First Gear summer Demo Day.

EyeCures, a technology that enhances the effectiveness of medicated eye drops, which was developed in the lab of ophthalmology faculty member Robert Shanks, received $20,000.

Hearing for Health, a hearing screening device developed by Catherine Palmer of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Department of Communication Science and Disorders and Jeffrey Vipperman of the Swanson School of Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, received $5,000.