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UT Research Park Welcomes Two New Tenants


University Health Pharmacy and C2 Labs moved to the University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm this month.

The combined square footage leased by the two new tenants is more than 6,100 square feet in the Innovation North building.

University Health Pharmacy, a specialty pharmacy owned by UT Medical Center, focuses on specialty care and care of patients with rare diseases. Through UH Pharmacy, UT Medical Center participates in phase II and phase III clinical trials, which enables a more straightforward process for FDA approval of developed medications.

“We’re delighted to establish our specialty pharmacy operation at UT Research Park and believe it will foster additional collaboration between pharmacists and other researchers with an interest in cancer, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis C, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions for which specialty medications are necessary,” said Kim Mason, executive director of pharmacy and research at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. “These interdisciplinary connections through the research park will strengthen the ability for both the university and medical center to better meet their missions for research.”

C2 Labs, an enterprise-wide compliance and security software company, has decades of experience in national security and highly regulated industries and moved to the UT Research Park for the numerous collaboration and growth opportunities. C2 Labs specializes in automation to solve complex digital transformation challenges, lower operating costs and increase digital security and has already begun collaborations with the Haslam College of Business and Tickle College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

“As a local entrepreneur, I was elated to open an office in East Tennessee and create high paying jobs in our community.  We also made a business decision to locate in a place with top talent, at affordable prices, and where we could have access to other innovators at UT and Oak Ridge National Lab who could help us build an innovation ecosystem and accelerate our growth,” said Travis Howerton, C2 Labs chief technical officer and co-founder.

Both companies will contribute to the UT Research Park’s mission of forging new collaborations, according to Tom Rogers, UT Research Park president and CEO.

“C2 Labs and UH Pharmacy are really great examples of the type of partners and tenants we hope to attract to the Park,” said Rogers. “They are both working with the university and other partners to explore new innovations in their respective fields, and the opportunities for even more collaboration in the future are very bright.”

Find downloadable images here: https://news.tennessee.edu/c2-labs-uh-pharmacy-ut-research-park/

Melissa Tindell, 865-974-0741, mtindell@tennessee.edu, P267 Andy Holt Tower, 1331 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996

Jennifer Sicking, 865-974-5179, jsicking@tennessee.edu, P265 Andy Holt Tower, 1331 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996