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UK Innovators to Show Technology at ukTech10

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 18, 2010) − Innovative faculty at the University of Kentucky will demonstrate promising technology at ukTech10 from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8 at The Penquin, across the street from the Lexington Convention Center.

Faculty from UK's colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine and Pharmacy, along with colleagues from the UK Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments (Vis Center) and the UK Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) will be available to discuss potential commercial uses and healthcare benefits of the results of their research.

“Our talented faculty are key to UK’s mission of moving our innovations into the marketplace and creating technology-based companies and jobs for the Commonwealth,” says Len Heller, the university’s vice president for commercialization and economic development.

Presenting their technologies will be Mark Crocker, CAER; Kozo Saito, College of Engineering; Bill Gregory and Larry Hassebrook, College of Engineering/Vis Center; Fred Payne and Chris Thompson, College of Agriculture; Claire Sanger, College of Medicine; and Robert Yokel, College of Pharmacy.

“We get to work with so many innovative and creative people at UK and in the Lexington community every day, so we’re very pleased to present this gallery of technologies to the public,” says UK business development Executive Director Dean Harvey.

A special preview of ukTech10 will be held in Triangle Park on Wednesday evening following the April 7 opening event of the three-day Lexington Creative Cities Summit.

Both ukTech10 events are free and open to the public. More information is available online at

ukTech10 is produced by the UK Office for Commercialization & Economic Development's Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship. UK and the Coldstream Research Campus are among the sponsors of the Lexington Creative Cities Summit.