Christian Parigger News

Big Idea: Professor’s Invention Seeks to Destroy Cancer

Big Orange. Big Ideas.

Christian Parigger, associate professor of physics at the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma, wants to advance the fight against cancer. His big idea: develop a technology that goes on a “seek and destroy” mission for cancerous tumors. His invention uses a femtosecond laser to focus in on a specific region to find and acutely map a tumor.

AP: University of Tennessee Space Institute Develops New Laser Technique

Researchers at the University of Tennessee Space Institute say a new laser technique they developed has the potential for advancing medical imaging and surgery. The Associated Press reports that Christian Parigger and professors Jacqueline Johnson and Robert Splinter worked together to develop ultra-short, femtosecond laser radiation that has accuracy on the molecular level.

Space Institute Researchers Develop Laser Technology to Fight Cancer

Researchers at the Center for Laser Applications at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma have developed a technology that goes on a “seek and destroy” mission for cancerous tumors. They have harnessed the power of lasers to find, map, and non-invasively destruct cancerous tumors.