UTRF Takes UT Prototype to Market to Help Hospitals Cut Costs on IV Drug Use

The story of the TEL BOXX: a partnership between UT and UTRF to address a relevant need, prepare a product for market, and create positive impact.  As hospitals across the country see an increase in patients addicted to heroin and other injectable opioids, they’re also facing new treatment challenges: patients with a history of intravenous… Read More

Protecting Innovations in the New World of AI and Machine Learning

Virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri can answer questions, manage calendars, and translate languages. Self-driving cars accelerate, brake, and steer, and someday soon will operate without human intervention. Smart medical devices track vital signs and notify doctors of oncoming medical problems. Banks detect unusual purchases and automatically activate anti-fraud measures. Each of these previously impossible… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Rishi Kamaleswaran

Spotting the Signs of Disease Before You Even Know You’re Sick It sounds like a sci-fi movie plot: What if smart computers could spot disease hours, or even years, before symptoms are clinically detectable? Yet, this story is far from fiction. Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are turning the improbable… Read More