Arkis BioSciences opens new facility

KNOXVILLE, TN – Arkis BioSciences, a medical device company, has opened a new state-of- the-art facility at Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus, the University of Tennessee’s research and development park. Since its founding in 2013, Arkis BioSciences has operated from the University of Tennessee Research Foundation Business Incubator before expanding to Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus, a move that provides access to the resources of the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM), the University of Tennessee, UT Medical Center and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

The grand opening event, which took place at Arkis BioSciences’ 6,000-square-foot, state-of- the-art facility, drew researchers, educators, elected officials and business and community leaders.

Arkis BioSciences manufactures surgical instrumentation and catheter technology, for neuro-, general-, and plastic-surgeries.

Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus officially welcomed high-tech medical device company Arkis BioSciences at the University of Tennessee’s research and development park on Oct. 23, 2017. Ceremony participants included (from left) Cherokee Farm Development Corporation President and CEO Cliff Hawks; UT Interim Vice President for Research, Outreach, and Economic Development Stacey Patterson; UT Chancellor Beverly Davenport; UT President Joe DiPietro; and Arkis BioSciences CEO Chad Seaver. Photo submitted.