Contact Chris West: (will be linked to InfoReady Review Site) or UTRF Health Science Center for more information.

As EIR, Chris will work to further UTRF’s activities by acting as a business mentor and commercialization advisor for UTHSC researchers with the goal of helping them translate their research innovations into commercial products or startup companies. This will include working with researchers to set development milestones to improve their concept and de-risk investment by potential investors, and thinking about and assessing the pros and cons of different avenues to commercialization. In addition, He will also work with UTRF to review applications for the UTRF Maturation Grants, a seed funding program that provides direct support to advance high-potential projects. His primary areas of focus will be pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices.

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