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.
Stacey Patterson, University of Tennessee associate vice president for research since 2015, was confirmed by vote of the UT Board of Trustees Nov. 3 as the University’s next vice president for research, outreach and economic development.
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.