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Left to right: Joshua Olson, a graduate student studying ultrafast fiber lasers; Veyesi Demir, a post doc working on optical computing; and Nasser Peyghambarian, Ph.D. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Left to right: Joshua Olson, a graduate student studying ultrafast fiber lasers; Veyesi Demir, a post doc working on optical computing; and Nasser Peyghambarian, Ph.D. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

In recognition of his prolific work as an impactful innovator and educator, optical sciences professor Nasser Peyghambarian, Ph.D. has been elected as a 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Read more. >

Commercialization Partner Nick Lim offers advice to entrepreneurial teams during a TLA NSF I-Corps class. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Commercialization Partner Nick Lim offers advice to entrepreneurial teams during a TLA NSF I-Corps class. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Monday, December 12, 2016

What do you need for a successful commercialization ecosystem? First, you need great inventions, such as those stemming from UA research. But just as important, you need great, experienced, committed people – lots of them – to provide the right expertise at the right time. 

Photo: From left to right: Doug Hockstad, TLA sr. director of technology transfer; David Allen, Ph.D., vice president of TLA; Kwansun Ahn, M.B.A., Anivive CEO; Dylan Balsz, Anivive co-founder; Codey Arbuckle, Ph.D., Anivive director of engineering; Warren Rickard, Anivive co-founder; and Paul Eynott, Ph.D., TLA sr. licensing manager. Photo credit: Taylor Hudson/Tech Launch Arizona

From left to right: Doug Hockstad, TLA sr. director of technology transfer; David Allen, Ph.D., vice president of TLA; Kwansun Ahn, M.B.A., Anivive CEO; Dylan Balsz, Anivive co-founder; Codey Arbuckle, Ph.D., Anivive director of engineering; Warren Rickard, Anivive co-founder; and Paul Eynott, Ph.D., TLA sr. licensing manager. Photo credit: Taylor Hudson/Tech Launch Arizona

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The University of Arizona has exclusively licensed the rights to a novel kinase inhibitor, which is efficacious for the treatment of a variety of solid tumors in canines, to Anivive Lifesciences.

The TLA/Avery Therapeutics team, from left to right: Bruce Burgess (TLA), Jordan Lancaster, Ph.D. (Avery), Jen Watson, Ph.D. (Avery), Tod McCauley (TLA), Su Jun Lim (TLA), and Eric Smith (TLA). Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

At the Get Started Tucson business pitch competition, judges selected just eight teams out of a pool of 69 applicant companies to pitch at the Tucson version of ABC’s Shark Tank. Of those, two were companies working to commercialize technologies invented at the UA.

Dr. Brendan Frett in a lab at the Arizona Center for Innovation at the UA Tech Park. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona.
Monday, October 24, 2016

UA researchers, in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco, have developed a new treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. The team has formed a startup – Promutech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – to further develop and commercialize the treatment.

Ted Kraus, Investment Director at TechCode and UA alum, joins in the discussion at a luncheon for TLA Commercialization Partners. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The UA, through TLA, has partnered with TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneurial ecosystems. TechCode will provide networking resources to increase the reach and effectiveness of TLA’s technology innovations and startups.

Correction to FY2016 Metrics
Thursday, October 6, 2016

UPDATE: This year, we initially reported our results on August 30. Regrettably, on September 30, we discovered that two FY2016 agreements were misclassified in our system. We've since updated our process and documents.

UA Licenses Collaborative Consumption Technology to Tucson Startup (Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Friday, September 23, 2016

Anita Bhappu, Ph.D., focuses her scholarship on digital retailing, services delivery, workplace diversity and sustainability. Her research has given rise to a new method for engaging employees in the Millennial workplace, which the UA has spun out into a startup, Sharing Tribes.

Broader & Deeper: FY 2016 Annual Report, Now Available
Friday, September 9, 2016

Last year, we described how we are connecting people, resources and ideas to build a new kind of commercialization ecosystem. This year, we have broadened our work and deepened our reach, resulting in TLA's third year running of record results for the UA.

Director of Business Development Joann MacMaster and Mentor-in-Residence Steven Wood. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona
Thursday, September 8, 2016

To address the growing number of inventions TLA evaluates for commercialization and help startups develop high-quality strategies and teams, the office has hired entrepreneur and executive Steven Wood for its Mentors-in-Residence team.

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