2017 AgWorks Demo Day

The Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC) and AgLaunch brought the inaugural “Ag Works” accelerator to a conclusion with a panel discussion and brief pitches from the five participating start-ups.… Read More

Vortex BioTech Secures Licensing Agreement with University of Tennessee Research Foundation for Point-of-Care Diagnostic Device

Most diagnostic devices on the market today are expensive and can take hours or even several days to provide results. Since 2009, Dr. Jayne Wu, associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering, and Dr. Shigetoshi Eda, professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries at the UT Institute of Agriculture, have been collaborating to develop a low-cost diagnostic device that is easy to use, portable, and can detect infectious diseases, pathogens, and physiological conditions in humans and animals in a matter of minutes.… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Nam-Goo Kang

Dr. Nam-Goo Kang served as a Research Assistant Professor and Facilities Director of the Polymer Characterization Lab in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee (UT). Dr. Kang joined UT after completing a post-doctoral appointment at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, bringing with him a rich background in polymer science research and experience… Read More