sciVelo accelerates life and health sciences commercial translation at the University of Pittsburgh.

sciVelo advances Pitt’s translational research ecosystem through a transdisciplinary team of over 20 practicing scientists, clinicians and translational research experts.

sciVelo’s mission is to Engage in Research of Impact by identifying, cultivating and advancing Pitt’s most promising life and health sciences translational research to market-ready solutions.

Translational Research Themes

Drug Discovery

sciVelo’s Drug Discovery theme assists Pitt researchers developing novel small molecule and biologic candidates for pharmaceutical intervention... Read more


sciVelo supports over 20 immunotherapy-related commercial translation projects with clinical applications in cancer, transplant, aging... Read more

Cell Therapy

sciVelo’s Regenerative Cell Therapy theme is focused on accelerating Pitt’s numerous translational research projects in this space towards clinical impact. Pitt researchers have performed many clinical trials to establish the safety and efficacy... Read more

Brain Health

The Brain Health theme encompasses research that develops treatments for and monitoring of conditions that affect Brain Health by engaging with existing commercial translation and Brain Health partners on Pitt's campus... Read more

Program Outcomes

September 8, 2020


sciVelo-CHP opened its doors to the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) clinicians and faculty on July, 1st […]
June 1, 2020

Precision Medicine Initiative

The mission of Precision Medicine Initiative for Commercialization (PreMIC) is to stimulate early-stage commercial translation projects among University […]
July 13, 2017
The next big Data thing - conference

Digital Health Initiative

The Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data (CCA)  and the Center for Machine Learning and Health (CMLH) […]


  • Center for commercial applications of healthcare data
  • DBMI Logo
  • Pitt - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh - Brain Institute
  • Pitt- School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh - Office of Corporate Engagement
  • McGowan Institute - PITT
  • University of Pittsburgh - Innovation Institute
  • UPMC - Children Hospital
  • University of Pittsburgh Department of Plastic Surgery

Meet Our Commercial Translators

  • Andrew Brown
  • Kathrin Gassei
  • Jeremy Kimmel

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Your Research

Are you a Pitt investigator interested in framing your basic research toward commercial application?

Your Career

Are you looking to accelerate your translational development career in the Health Sciences?

Contact Us

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