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Opportunity NOW: Idea to Market Analysis to be held June 2, 2015

Do you have a great invention idea, but just don’t know what to do next?  How do you turn your idea into a product? Are you certain that you even know who your audience really is? How do you go about reaching the right people to get your idea out there? And, how do you go from making one prototype to a hundred, a thousand, or more? READ MORE»

UT RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Technology Transfer

Everything starts with the inventors working in labs, clinics, greenhouses, offices and classrooms throughout UT. From our offices in Knoxville and Memphis, the UT Research Foundation (UTRF) serves as a bridge between these researchers and industry, entrepreneurs and investors. UTRF facilitates the transfer of inventions to the private sector, providing public benefit of new products which are the result of academic-research funding. This creates new jobs and new companies that boost the economy, and it also produces income for the inventors and the university.

The UTRF Office of Technology Transfer

Nominations now being accepted: B. Otto and Kathleen Wheeley Award for Excellence In Technology Transfer

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations for the B. Otto and Kathleen Wheeley award for excellence in technology transfer are now being accepted. Recent winners include Gabor Tigyi, Tami Wyatt, J. Douglas Birdwell, Tsewei Wang, and Dr. Edward Chaum. READ MORE»

GTx and UTRF Enter Into Exclusive License Agreement to Develop SARD Drug Candidate to Treat Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

MEMPHIS – GTx, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) to develop its proprietary selective androgen receptor degrader (SARD) technology which potentially can degrade and inhibit all forms of androgen receptor (AR), including those resistant to current therapies, to inhibit tumor growth in patients with progressive castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). READ MORE»

Memphis-based Ariste Medical Receives $4.6 Million Investment

A Memphis-based device company has received a $4.6 million investment for its latest product. Ariste Medical has received the funding to continue development of a drug-eluting hernia mesh intended to reduce the risk of intra-abdominal infection. After hernia surgery, the risk of infection ranges from 8 percent to 40 percent, depending on complexity of the case. READ MORE»

April 21 UTRF Tech Talk: Protecting Your Ideas

A Memphis-based device company has received a $4.6 million investment for its latest product. Ariste Medical has received the funding to continue development of a drug-eluting hernia mesh intended to reduce the risk of intra-abdominal infection. After hernia surgery, the risk of infection ranges from 8 percent to 40 percent, depending on complexity of the case.< READ MORE»

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation UTRF) presents: Protecting Your Ideas.The session will be held at the UT Graduate School of Medicine, Morrison’s Auditorium, UT Medical Center. Our presenters are attorneys: Jason Pass, Ph.D., J.D., and F. Brent Nix, M.Sc from the law firm of Johnson, Marcou & Isaacs. READ MORE»

UTRF (Health Science Center) Technology Transfer Internship

MEMPHIS – The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is seeking a technology transfer intern to work in the UTHSC Office of Technology Transfer.  UTRF facilitates the transfer of inventions from the research labs to the private sector, providing public benefit of new products that result from academic-research funding. This process, referred to as technology transfer, involves a combination of science, business and the law. The role of this intern will be to assist the UTRF Licensing Associates in screening, evaluating, conducting patentability analyses, and performing market research on new technologies developed at the UT Health Science Center. READ MORE»

UTHSC 2015 Internship Application