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BizTucson Special Report 2017: Hotbed of Innovation
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The BizTucson Summer 2017 Special Report on Tech Launch Arizona and Tech Parks Arizona is out, offering a comprehensive look at the workings and growing impact of the ecosystem of invention and commercialization. Read and share it here.

A scene from one of the scenarios in the Desert Saber program. Credit: Leonard Brown.

A scene from one of the scenarios in the Desert Saber program. Credit: Leonard Brown.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The UA has licensed a training program for the mining industry developed at the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources to startup Desert Saber. The software immerses learners in stressful, real-world situations that miners hope to never encounter on the job.

A drawing from a US patent application, which describes a "method of manufacturing large dish reflectors for a solar concentrator apparatus," invented at the UA by Roger Angel and Blain Olbert, filed May 8, 2009. Image source: Google Patents.

A drawing from a US patent application, which describes a "method of manufacturing large dish reflectors for a solar concentrator apparatus," invented at the UA by Roger Angel and Blain Olbert, filed May 8, 2009. Image source: Google Patents.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Last year the University of Arizona brought over 250 inventions to Tech Launch Arizona. Where do all those inventions come from? And why is the activity of UA inventors so important to the University? 

Richard Austin delivers the pitch for Reglagene, based on technology developed in the lab of Laurence Hurley. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Richard Austin delivers the pitch for Reglagene, based on technology developed in the lab of Laurence Hurley. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Thursday, May 4, 2017

On May 3, four startups founded on inventions based on University of Arizona research made their pitches at an accelerator in one of the nation’s epicenters for technology and entrepreneurship: Silicon Valley.

Rajesh Khanna, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, delivers his pitch for Regulonix and the small molecule inhibitors for chronic pain the company is working to bring to market. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Rajesh Khanna, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, delivers his pitch for Regulonix and the small molecule inhibitors for chronic pain the company is working to bring to market. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

On April 18, 2017, Tech Launch Arizona held its fourth annual awards event. The I-Squared Expo & Awards honors those whose work directly affects the quality of life for Tucson, Arizona and the world through research, collaboration and technology commercialization. 

Left to right, Drs. Jen Koevary, Jordan Lancaster, and Steve Goldman. Lancaster holds a biobag containing cryopreserved (frozen) MyCardia, an off the shelf, tissue engineered cardiac graft to treat heart failure. Photo credit: Jim Irish/Avery Therapeutics

Left to right, Drs. Jen Koevary, Jordan Lancaster, and Steve Goldman. Lancaster holds a biobag containing cryopreserved (frozen) MyCardia, an off the shelf, tissue engineered cardiac graft to treat heart failure. Photo credit: Jim Irish/Avery Therapeutics

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tucson startup Avery Therapeutics, Inc., has licensed a beating heart graft technology invented at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson. 

UA Startup Catalina Pharma Offers New Method to Treat Anesthesia-Induced Hypothermia
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Researchers at the UA and Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Phoenix have come up with a new method for treating anesthesia-induced hypothermia. Startup Catalina Pharma has licensed the technology to take it forward. 

UA inventors and I-Corps program graduates George Watts, Ph.D., and Bonnie Hurwitz, Ph.D., work with research specialist Candice Clark-Mason in the lab. (Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
UA inventors and I-Corps program graduates George Watts, Ph.D., and Bonnie Hurwitz, Ph.D., work with research specialist Candice Clark-Mason in the lab. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona
Thursday, February 23, 2017

One year ago, through Tech Launch Arizona, the UA became an NSF I-Corps site. In the program’s first year 30 teams of inventors and scientists hit the ground running towards discovering how their inventions could create social and economic impact. 

A disc made of the new UA-invented Acrete material. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Inventor Jinhong Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor of mining and geological engineering in the University of Arizona’s College of Engineering, has developed a new substitute for concrete that startup Acrete is bringing to the marketplace.

Global Advantage map

Located in Tucson, Arizona, Global Advantage provides access to major markets in the U.S. and North America: California including Los Angeles and San Diego to the west; the Sun Corridor including Phoenix; and the intermountain west including Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Denver to the north; Texas including Dallas, Houston and San Antonio to the east; and northwest Mexico to the south.

 

The Arizona-Sonora region is located in a major trade corridor that reaches fifty-five million customers in the United States and Mexico within a 1,000-mile radius. A robust integrated multimodal transportation system of air, rail and roads connects all points.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The UA Tech Park brings together technology businesses and startups, linking university research to the market. Now, the Tech Park is transforming itself into a prime location to access the rest of the world.

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