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Native copper prior to being processed. Image credit: Wikimedia.
Monday, February 22, 2016

UA Engineering Professor Dominic Gervasio, Ph.D., and Principal Research Specialist Hassan Elsentriecy, Ph.D., invented and are commercializing a toxin-free method using high-temperature molten salts to extract copper from raw ore. 

Joann MacMaster, director of business development, discusses opportunities at a TLA meetup. Photo credit: Tech Launch Arizona
Friday, January 22, 2016

Sherry Hoskinson has retired, leaving an impactful legacy of work at TLA. With her departure, TLA is implementing changes – primarily in the business development area – which she led and built over the past three years.

Clouds appearing over the Meinel Optical Sciences Building Photo credit: Jessie Marman/Tech Launch Arizona.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tech launch Arizona has been selected as an NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) site. This puts the UA among a prestigious group of institutions that includes the likes of Purdue University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University and others.

UA Computer Science Startup Wins $150K SBIR Grant
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The NSF has awarded UA startup Dataware Ventures, LLC, almost $150,000 for the development of “software analysis tools for field specialization of database management systems.” 

Title graphic from "Raptor! Kings of the Sky," produced by Arizona Public Media (Image credit: Arizona Public Media)
Monday, December 21, 2015
Read how TLA helped American Public Media license an AZPM-produced documentary from the University of Arizona, “Raptors! Kings of the Sky.” 
Dr. James Wyant and Dr. Marvin J. Slepian (Photos courtesy of Dr. James Wyant and Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona, respectively)
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Accomplished UA inventors and entrepreneurs Dr. Marvin J. Slepian of the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, and Dr. James Wyant of the College of Optical Sciences have been elected as 2015 Fellows NIA. 

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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