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Professor Tom Milster in his lab at UA College of Optical Sciences with a bench-top version of the new spectrometer. Photo credit: Tom Milster.

Professor Tom Milster in his lab at UA College of Optical Sciences with a bench-top version of the new spectrometer. Photo credit: Tom Milster.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A team of researchers at the UA College of Optical Sciences have invented a new breed of spectrometer capable of rapidly analyzing the chemical makeup of materials. Their first target market? Natural products and pharmaceuticals, including cannabis. 

Dr. Palash Gangopadhyay, inventor, formerly an adjunct research professor at the UA College of Optical Sciences, now full-time CTO at Urbix. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Dr. Palash Gangopadhyay, inventor, formerly an adjunct research professor at the UA College of Optical Sciences, now full-time CTO at Urbix. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Urbix Resources has licensed a portfolio of lithium-ion battery and related materials technologies invented at the UA. Dr. Palash Gangopadhyay, inventor and formerly an adjunct research professor at the UA College of Optical Sciences, is now the full-time CTO at Urbix.

Mine workers wait for blasting to finish in the student-run UA San Xavier Mine near Tucson, Arizona. Photo: Pete Brown/College of Engineering

Mine workers wait for blasting to finish in the student-run UA San Xavier Mine near Tucson, Arizona. Photo: Pete Brown/College of Engineering

Monday, January 8, 2018

Startup GUIA has licensed a mining communication and sensor platform developed in the College of Engineering and Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources. In addition to mining, the company is looking to apply the technology to other high-risk environments.

Laura Silva, TLA Licensing Manager for the UA College of Science. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Laura Silva, TLA Licensing Manager for the UA College of Science. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

In collaboration with the College of Science, TLA has hired Laura Silva as the licensing manager for the college. She will be working with faculty, researchers and graduate students to identify, protect and commercialize inventions stemming from research at the college. 

Dr. Roger Angel, Regents’ Professor at the University of Arizona, has been named as a Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Inventors for his many contributions, from telescope mirror design to his ideas around sustainable energy. (Photo credit: John de Dios/UA News.)

Dr. Roger Angel, Regents’ Professor at the University of Arizona, has been named as a Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Inventors for his many contributions, from telescope mirror design to his ideas around sustainable energy. (Photo credit: John de Dios/UA News.)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dr. Roger Angel, Regents’ Professor at the University of Arizona, has been named as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for his many contributions, from telescope mirror design to his ideas around sustainable energy.

The Lum.AI team (from left): Marco Antonio Valenzuela-Escárcega, PhD, Gustave Hahn-Powell and Mihai Surdeanu, PhD. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona.

The Lum.AI team (from left): Marco Antonio Valenzuela-Escárcega, PhD, Gustave Hahn-Powell and Mihai Surdeanu, PhD. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

For a researcher, developing a holistic understanding of a field is an immense task. UA inventors have devised an automated system to extract information from literature and generate easily interpretable answers. Now, the UA has licensed it to their startup, Lum.AI.

Rongguang Liang, PhD, College of Optical Sciences (left), received funding to develop 3-D printing of freeform optics. Pictured here with graduate student and co-inventor Zhihan Hong (right). Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Rongguang Liang, PhD, College of Optical Sciences (left), received funding to develop 3-D printing of freeform optics. Pictured here with graduate student and co-inventor Zhihan Hong (right). Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The goal of commercialization is to get the products of research out into the world for the public good. Asset Development funding helps develop early-stage technologies and make them more attractive for market adoption. The program is generating opportunities – and results.

Bruce Wright receives the 2017 Executive Excellence Award presented by Tucson Local Media and Inside Tucson Business. Photo credit: Jessa Turner/Tech Parks Arizona

Bruce Wright receives the 2017 Executive Excellence Award presented by Tucson Local Media and Inside Tucson Business. Photo credit: Jessa Turner/Tech Parks Arizona

Friday, November 3, 2017

UA Associate Vice President Bruce Wright received the COO/Leadership Equivalent Award for a non-profit organization during the 2017 Executive Excellence Award presented by Tucson Local Media and Inside Tucson Business.

FY2017 Annual Report Now Available
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Download the FY2017 Annual Report and review our progress against our 2020 vision and our metrics, the achievements of Tech Parks Arizona, and the big picture of the growth of the culture of commercialization throughout the University of Arizona ecosystem.

Drs. May and Rajesh Khanna, inventors of the non-opioid drug candidates.

Drs. May and Rajesh Khanna, inventors of the non-opioid drug candidates.

Monday, October 30, 2017

At a time when opioid addiction represents a major public health crisis, researchers in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson have invented a new class of non-opioid drug candidates to treat pain. The University has licensed the compounds to startup Regulonix. 

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