Assistant Professor Michael Heien, Ph.D., in his lab with a graduate student.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (CBC) at the UA College of Science has long been a powerhouse in research. Having built a close partnership with Tech Launch Arizona (TLA), it is now the University’s leading producer of intellectual property.

UA Recognized as Innovation and Economic Prosperity University
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The University is among a select group of 18 institutions to be recognized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The designation acknowledges those working in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities.

UA Startup to Develop Tumor-Starving Cancer Treatment
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

University of Arizona startup company Synactix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has licensed a novel cancer treatment technology developed through research at the UA College of Pharmacy. The technology zeroes in on a dual kinase inhibitor that blocks two factors involved in cancer survival: oncogene addiction and vascular growth.

Kevin P. Boesen, PharmD, co-founder and CEO of SinfoníaRx
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

UA startup SinfoníaRx and Walmart have announced a new partnership on medication management to bring the solution first developed at the UA College of Pharmacy to the retail giant's operations.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Grafted Growers, which had its start in the UA's McGuire Program for Entrepreneurship, has been recognized for its use of innovative methods and equipment for planting, growing and harvesting food crops.

The I-Squared Awards allow TLA to recognize the partnership and collaboration of people and organizations both inside and outside the university who are helping to forward the TLA mission of driving economic and social impact through commercialization.
Friday, May 1, 2015

On April 30, TLA held its second annual awards event to honor those whose work directly affects the quality of life for people in Tucson, across Arizona and throughout the world through research, collaboration and innovation -- key elements in the University’s land-grant mission and Never Settle strategic plan.

Campylobacter, image courtesy of Anivax.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Campylobacter jejuni infection causes 1.3 million illnesses and generates over $1B in healthcare costs in the U.S. each year. Tucson company Anivax has now licensed a revolutionary Campylobacter food safety vaccine collaboratively developed at the UA and ASU to address the problem.

Marie Thursby from Georgia Tech helps lead the discussion to advance the field of technology commercialization.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

This week Tech Launch Arizona took the lead and hosted a conference of experts in technology commercialization from across the country. "Commercialization by Design" drew the brightest minds in the field to share best practices at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth.

Tesla Parked at the Launch Event for UA-born Traffic App Powered by Stakeholder Ecosystem
Thursday, March 19, 2015

An innovative app that incentivizes commuters to change their driving habits for improved regional traffic has officially hit the streets of Tucson.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

UA startup company GlycoSurf has finalized an exclusive license agreement for a novel method for chemically synthesizing environmentally-friendly biosurfactants. These non-toxic, sugar-based chemicals are used in cosmetics and personal care products, as well as in oil spill cleanups. With new CEO Chett Boxley in place, the company stands ready to enter the marketplace.