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The University of Arizona is a leading public research university of the 21st century, with regional roots and global impact. Here, we collaborate to learn, create knowledge and innovate. This is a place of boundless possibilities. The UA created Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) to move inventions, technologies and intellectual property from the laboratory out into the marketplace. We bring together the faculty and researchers of the UA with the business community to maximize the impact of our research and innovation efforts, as well as to optimize the benefits gained from our tech parks resources. Learn more.

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Latest Activity

  • EPVSensors Takes a Closer Look at Glaucoma

    Startup company EPVSensors, LLC, has licensed a novel UA design for a non-invasive eye tonometer system that measures intraocular pressure through the closed eyelid for glaucoma detection. Eniko Enikov, Ph.D., professor in the College of Engineering and BIO5, and retired UA professor and accomplished inventor Gholam Peyman, M.D., co-founded the startup.
  • Cyber Security Startup Targets Human Truthfulness

    Online employee fraud costs businesses across the globe $3.5 trillion annually. For governments, detecting digital deception is not only a matter of efficiency, but of national security. In response, a UA Eller College of Management professor has worked with TLA to patent a new software and is commercializing it via a startup company, Neuro-ID.