Tech Advancement

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Mizzou Tech



Learn about scientific advances, "next-big-thing" technologies and game-changing licensing opportunities. Network with researchers, investors, entrepreneurs and university leaders.

Sponsored by Thompson Coburn
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Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, 3-6pm
Thompson Coburn  (Coburn Room, 35th Floor)
U.S. Bank Plaza
505 N. Seventh St.
St. Louis, Mo.  
3:00pm Welcome

photo of Dean FranklinDean Franklin, Partner, Thompson Coburn; Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice Group; Mizzou alumnus, JD ’83

  Introductory Remarks

photo of Dr. McIntosh Mark A. McIntosh, UM System Vice President for Research and Economic Development; MU Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development

  Keynote Presentation

Biomedical Innovations at MU Engineering: Translating Medical Problems Into Product Solutions

photo of Dr. LoboaElizabeth Loboa, MU Dean of Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering

Dr. Loboa will discuss collaborations with MU's School of Medicine and College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. As engineering dean, Dr. Loboa oversees nine disciplines, 103 faculty members and 3,500 undergraduate students, as well as a variety of research centers, programs and facilities that contribute to MU's overall research and development spending. She is an expert in tissue engineering, biomaterials, regenerative medicine and wound healing.

3:30pm Next-Big-Thing Presentations

photo of Tamara WilgersTamara Wilgers, Director, Technology Commercialization & Economic Development at University of Missouri-St. Louis

Noninvasive Glucose Monitor invented by Associate Professor Zhi Xu, University of Missouri-St. Louis


photo of Dr. KattiKattesh V. Katti, MU Curators Distinguished Professor of Radiology and Physics; Director, Institute of Green Nanotechnology

Nano-Ayurvedic Medicine invented by Dr. Katti and his research team

3:50pm Tech Showcase Introductory Remarks

photo of Chris FenderChris Fender, Former Director, MU Technology Advancement Office


Snapshot Presentations

Mark Hunter, Chief, MU Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Optical Polarization Tractography Enhanced Colposcopy

Mark Daniels, Associate Professor, MU Molecular Microbiology & Immunology & Department of Surgery
POSH Inhibitor-Based Treatment of Leukemia

Teresa Lever, MU Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
Down the Hatch Solutions: Clinical Tool for Early Detection and Monitoring of Laryngeal Dysfunction

Bret Ulery, MU Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Antimicrobial Peptide Amphiphile Coatings for Medical Grade Plastics

Hsinyeh Hsieh, MU Research Scientist, Veterinary Pathobiology and Bond Life Sciences Center
A Novel Continuous Flow System for Blood Type Conversion

David Robertson, Associate Director of Research and Education, MU Research Reactor; Professor of Chemistry
Alpha Therapy for Pulmonary Metastatic Disease

Networking Reception


Parking: Thompson Coburn will validate parking in the U.S. Bank Garage (505 N. 7th St.) or the Seventh Street Garage (701 N. 7th St.)

Questions? Contact Laura Roloff at 573-884-0023 or


Last Updated: February 1, 2019