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T&T Scientific Awarded $12,000 in Boyd Venture Challenge

thumbnail_TTscientificT&T Scientific, a company founded by recent MABE doctoral graduates Nima Tamaddoni and Graham Taylor, was one of three startup companies to receive the spring 2016 Boyd Venture Challenge.

The company was awarded $12,000 of the total $35,000 awarded to the three companies.

T&T Scientific was started last year to help bioengineering, electrophysiology, biophysics, and molecular biology laboratories with research and a variety of needs that may arise.

Earlier this year, they launched the online sale of the LipX Extruder, the world’s first single-use disposable liposome extruder. The device ensures cleanliness and sterility while saving users time and money.

T&T Scientific received $20,000 in funding from the fall 2015 Boyd Venture Challenge, which they used to begin production of the device.

They plan to use their recent award to develop automated quality control, assembly lines, and a portion will be used for marketing.

The Boyd Venture Challenge is administered through the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business and is made possible by the generosity of Randy Boyd, Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and founder of Radio Systems Corporation.