The University of Tennessee ranks among the top universities in the world that were granted U.S. utility patents in 2017, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation recognized researchers for their inventions and commercialization efforts made within the last year at the 2017 Innovation Awards Ceremony, held December 5 at The Foundry on the Fair Site.
The fall program marked the beginning of UT’s participation in the I-Corps South Node, one of eight regional networks developed to support innovation education, infrastructure, and research.
Arkis BioSciences is a high-tech medical device company founded by Chad Seaver, a UT alumnus. The company offers a portfolio of neurosurgical tools and advanced catheters that streamline surgeries, reduce risks, enhance treatment outcomes and lower the overall cost of care.
From developing a strapless CPAP device for sleep apnea to using bioluminescent zebrafish as a tool for drug screening, the University of Tennessee Research Foundation’s Maturation Funding program has helped researchers develop technologies with potential for commercial use.