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Assistant Professor John Jewett, Ph.D. of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (CBC) at the University of Arizona’s College of Science. (Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Monday, November 23, 2015

With funding from Tech Launch Arizona’s Asset Demonstration Program, Assistant Professor John Jewett and alumnus Jim Butler of HJ3 Composite Technologies are putting a new adhesive tech to the test, analyzing its potential for use in underwater construction and repair.

Mirror Lab Project Scientist Buddy Martin, UA President Ann Weaver Hart, and Roger Angel. Image credit: Ray Bertram, Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab, Steward Observatory, The University of Arizona
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The National Inventors Hall of Fame has announced this year’s inductees. Among the cohort  of 16 inventors from across the United States is University of Arizona Regents’ Professor of Astronomy and Optical Sciences Roger P. Angel, Ph.D. of the Colleges of Science (Astronomy) and Optical Sciences. 

TLA Vice President David Allen and SinfoniaRx CEO Kevin Boesen
Thursday, November 12, 2015

On November 12, 2015, more than 1,000 people attended the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation in Phoenix. The event recognizes the top companies and best science and technology innovators state-wide. This year, UA startup SinfoníaRx received the award for Innovator of the Year - Startup Company, and Tech Launch Arizona was honored with the award for Innovator of the Year - Academia.

UA Security Startup Sets Down Roots to Grow in Tucson
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Neuro-ID is a startup founded on research and technology developed by Joe Valacich, Ph.D., professor in the UA Eller College of Management’s Department of Management Information Systems, and his former graduate student Jeff Jenkins. The team has chosen Tucson as their company’s home; the ecosystem conditions are right, says Sr. VP of Business Development Rod Dunmyre.
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Friday, October 16, 2015

UA startup company Botanisol has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) grant totaling almost $225,000 to develop a new anti- inflammatory drug, TAI-LCx. The novel drug represents a possible replacement for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Creating & Connecting
Monday, September 28, 2015

In this report, we show how leveraging the UA’s emerging excellence in technology transfer, commercial feasibility studies, corporate relations, and tech parks has produced an ecosystem that encourages partnerships across industries and communities, propels cycles of innovation, and actively supports entrepreneurs as they bring new products to market.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Codelucida, co-founded by a UA doctoral student and his advisors in Electrical and Computer Engineering, is developing a disruptive error-correction technology for next-generation solid-state drives (SSD). The two-year grant is non-dilutive federal funding meant to further assist the company in its commercialization efforts.

The Tech Launch Arizona team at Old Main on the University of Arizona campus.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Over the past two years, a number of changes have occurred both inside TLA and within the greater University community that effect the University innovation ecosystem. With help and input from across the TLA organization, we have re-structured over the summer of 2015. Come and re-meet us.

Cyber Security Startup Targets Human Truthfulness
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

In completing its second full year of operations, Tech Launch Arizona reports that as of the fiscal year’s June 30 close, it has achieved all of its performance metrics defined by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). In support of the UA Never Settle strategic plan, these metrics not only represent increases over theprevious year, but also all-time highs for Arizona’s 21st century land-grant university.

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