The funding will help connect innovative medical researchers and their technologies to business and entrepreneurial expertise via a partnership with Memphis Bioworks. It will also support collaborative efforts with the UT Research Foundation with the goal of offering novel solutions for regional health challenges, and contribute to job creation and economic development in the region and state.
The Center for Addiction Science was founded to address the untreated addiction epidemic, providing clinical treatment services across all demographics. The center is also training physicians to offer alternate forms of pain therapy to avoid over-prescription of opioids.
Hubble Telemedical, a start-up company launched by researchers at ORNL and UTHSC, was acquired by Welch Allyn in 2015. Now renamed RetinaVue Network, the idea will help diabetic patients worldwide with low-cost diagnostic vision screenings.
Guy Reed, MD, began more than a decade ago to research a safer, more effective therapy for dissolving blood clots, which are the cause of most strokes.
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other partners are joining together to present Innov865 Week from Sept. 19–23. This observance is a week-long series of events showcasing Knoxville as a prime destination for new business startups and entrepreneurs. Activities kick off with the Kauffman Foundation’s Mayors Summit on Entrepreneurship on Monday, September 19, and end with the signature event, Startup Day, on Thursday, September 22.