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 Startup Uses Audio Analytics to Predict Future Gastrointestinal Impairment

Gastrointestinal impairment (GII) is acute paralysis of the GI tract beginning two to seven days after major abdominal surgery. Around 25 percent of patients develop GII due to postoperative ileus (POI), a small bowel blockage or another postoperative complication. GII puts patients at risk and leads to readmission rates exceeding 20 percent following surgery. One… Read More