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March 04, 2021 | Tom Ballard

UTK Associate Professor helping create next-generation medical devices for flexible endoscopy


A technology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville lies at the heart of a start-up company creating next-generation medical devices for flexible endoscopy.

Founded by Caleb Rucker, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, EndoTheia is ramping-up operations in Nashville. The technology harnesses the power of intelligently micro-machined materials to create highly dexterous manipulators, adding flexibility that increases therapeutic yields in complex endoscopic procedures.

According to this article in the latest issue of the UTRF Newsletter, the company’s devices supplement widely used and commercially available endoscopic tools by enhancing performance and improving quality of care with minimal workflow disruption. Rucker serves as the start-up’s Chief Science Officer.


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