UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Soubantika Palchoudhury

UTC researcher creates novel nanofertilizer, ushering in new future in sustainable farming. A researcher from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) is using her knowledge of nanochemistry to solve some of the world’s most difficult agricultural challenges with the creation of an innovative fertilizer formulation. Soubantika Palchoudhury has been an assistant professor in chemical… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Anne Zachry

UTHSC invention aims to help babies enjoy ‘tummy time,’ a critical part of healthy development. In the early 1990s, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that all babies sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. As a result, the National Institute of Child Health and Human… 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