UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Tony Skjellum

Director of UTC’s SimCenter and researcher of high-performance computing and cybersecurity encourages a ‘mindset of commercialization.’ Over his nearly 30-year career, Dr. Tony Skjellum’s research has focused on high-performance computing and cybersecurity, with a strong emphasis on the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technologies. He currently serves as a professor of Computer Science and… Read More

UTRF, UTHSC, and Anviron Partner to Commercialize Novel Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

A Mission for Making Good Medicine The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF), the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), and biotech therapeutics startup Anviron recently announced a partnership to commercialize a novel treatment with promising efficacy against pancreatic cancer tumors. According to the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center, the total number of… Read More

UTRF Startup Developing Next-Generation Devices for Endoscopy

A technology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, lies at the heart of a startup company creating next-generation medical devices for flexible endoscopy. EndoTheia harnesses the power of intelligently micro-machined materials to create highly dexterous manipulators, adding flexibility that increases therapeutic yields in complex endoscopic procedures. The company’s devices supplement widely used and commercially available… Read More