Luncheon Recognizes Texas Tech’s Top Inventors

Written by Erin Hawes

 

The Texas Tech University System Office of Technology Commercialization honored its inventor community at an end-of-semester luncheon on Tuesday (May 11) at the International Cultural Center.

Inventors of 12 technologies developed by researchers at Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center were honored for the successful licensing of the technologies to industry business partners who will commercially market them.

Three of the technologies were licensed to West Texas-based start-up companies.  Those companies are Reproductive Solutions, Inc. and Dogberry Solutions based in Lubbock and Texas Multicore Technologies located in Abilene.

“As research spending grows at Texas Tech in the years ahead the opportunities for us to create new companies based on our research will also increase,” said David L. Miller, vice chancellor of technology commercialization and economic development.   “These new technologies will become a driver of economic growth for West Texas. We are here today to honor these researchers who are finding innovative and practical applications for their research.”

The luncheon also honored the six Texas Tech researchers who were recently granted U.S. patents.  Those recipients were Robert Shaw, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Chris Rock, Department of Biological Sciences; Seshadri Ramkumar, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health; and Eric Hequet, Hamed Sari-Sarraf, and Chris Turner for a technology developed at the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute.

The event was sponsored by the Abilene Life Sciences Accelerator, Nix Patterson & Roach LLP, Lubbock Economic Development Alliance and Bayer CropScience.

 

Contact: David P. McClure, vice chancellor of technology commercialization and economic development, Office of Technology Commercialization, (806) 742-5899 or david.mcclure@ttu.edu.