Witt-Enderby Awarded New Patent
U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania
Technews.tmcnet.com announced that Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, McGowan Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, Pittsburgh, and McGowan, Allegheny County, Pa., have been assigned a patent (8,535,706) developed by five co-inventors for a bone implant. The co-inventors are Paula A. Witt-Enderby, Bethel Park, Pa., Kenneth McGowan, Harrison City, Pa., James Rutkowski, Clarion, Pa., Ellen S. Gawalt, Pittsburgh, and Rachelle Palchesko, Lucerne Mines, Pa. The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A bone implant, and bone implant material, includes a calcium- and oxide-containing artificial graft material in a scaffold, to which melatonin and an optional cell adhesion peptide are absorbed or covalently linked." The patent application was filed on Jan. 10, 2011 (13/521,361). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8535706.PN.&OS=PN/8535706&RS=PN/8535706Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.
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