Michael Heien, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the UA College of Science and the UA College of Medicine-Tucson, invented the Knowmad system. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The University of Arizona has licensed a new technology for measuring brain chemistry to startup Knowmad Technologies. The invention enables researchers to monitor neurotransmitters in real-time in targeted regions of the brain simultaneously.

The “Human-Microbial Cross-Talk” model, or HuMiX, was designed and prototyped at the College of Medicine’s Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine, led by Director and Professor Frederic Zenhausern. (Image credit: Dr. Fredric Zenhausern)
Monday, June 6, 2016

Scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, in partnership with the University of Luxembourg, have developed a new instrument for studying a biological model of the human gastrointestinal tract that mimics the actual conditions and processes that occur within the intestine.

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology May Khanna, Ph.D., academic lead on the Regulonix team, describes their technology and its value to the target market. (Photo credit: Taylor Hudson/Tech Launch Arizona)
Friday, June 3, 2016

Using the Lean Launch curriculum, the UA NSF I-Corps program provides up to $2,250 in funding to help entrepreneurial teams with innovative technologies learn about their customers. Applications for the next cohort are due on June 24, 2016. 

TLA Licensing Manager Bob Sleeper explains the chiller puncher to Alan Wall's kids, Mariah and Alex. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Thursday, May 19, 2016

VIDEO: Before he died unexpectedly, Alan Wall had an idea for a more efficient and less expensive way to clean chillers, and it stands as an example of how innovation can happen across the UA.

Assistant Professor John Jewett, Ph.D., in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received asset development funding for an underwater adhesive he invented. Image credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona.
Monday, May 16, 2016

UA faculty perform over $600 million in research each year, and often develop new inventions. TLA, via its Asset Development Program, puts resources toward preparing these unpolished inventions for the market.

Conventional autoradiography (left) vs. beta emission tomography (right). Image: Yijun Ding, Center for Gamma-ray Imaging
Monday, May 16, 2016

The UA has signed an exclusive license agreement for a molecular imaging technology, Beta Emission Tomography invented by Dr. Harrison Barrett, to Lightpoint Medical of Chesham, England.

University of Arizona I-Squared Awards Event Honors Impact and Innovation in Technology Commercialization  (Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

On April 25, 2016, TLA held its third annual awards event. The I-Squared Awards for Innovation and Impact honored those whose work directly affects the quality of life for people in Tucson, across Arizona and throughout the world.

UA Research Professor Minying Cai, Ph.D., and Professor Victor Hruby, Ph.D., of the Hruby Peptide Group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the UA College of Science (Photo credit: Tech Launch Arizona)
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Akhu Therapeutics has licensed a UA technology that is targeted to allow doctors to relieve the symptoms of acute depression in a fraction of the time required for current therapies.

New Snakebite Treatment Under Development at UA College of Medicine – Tucson
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

TLA is working with College of Medicine researchers on bringing a new snakebite treatment to market that may serve as a “bridge” to buy time until medical care is available.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

TLA recently earned a designation as an I-Corps Site. Now, teams need help defining and protecting their intellectual property. The UA College of Law IP Clinic is stepping up to help.