University of Pittsburgh
April 20, 2005

Malandro Named Director of Pitt's Office of Technology Management

Cofounder of Sagres Discovery will take office May 1
Contact: 

Robert Hill

412-624-8891

Cell: 412-736-9532

PITTSBURGH—Marc Malandro has been appointed the new director of the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Technology Management (OTM), effective

May 1, Provost James V. Maher announced today.

Malandro has been the office's interim director since March 1. Before that, he was OTM's technology licensing manager. "In both roles," said Maher, "Dr. Malandro has demonstrated the talent and judgment needed to enable the Office of Technology Management to meet its mission to serve the University, as well as the public, by seeking fair market value for intellectual property, using best business practices for the benefit of the University and general community." Arthur S. Levine, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and dean of the University's School of Medicine, added, "Dr. Malandro's successful experiences with his own patents and with cooperative alliances in the scientific community demonstrate the value he adds to our technology management initiatives."

Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg also noted Malandro's strong professional reputation, adding, "The University has made and will continue to make significant contributions to the region through our technology transfer activities. I am delighted that Dr. Malandro has accepted this appointment and am confident that he will strengthen our tech transfer connections with our internal and external communities."

Malandro earned the Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Florida College of Medicine and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Human Molecular Genetics at Case Western Reserve University. He is the coinventor on 10 issued patents and patent applications. Prior to joining Pitt last year, Malandro cofounded Sagres Discovery, a functional biology company focused on the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer; his responsibilities as vice president of technology and strategic alliances for that company included managing company intellectual property and technology licensing and overseeing scientific collaborations.

NEWS MEDIA: A photo of Marc Malandro is available at

http://www.pitt.edu/news/050421_malandro.html

###

4/21/05/tmw