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Often, great inventions start is ideas noted in University researchers' lab notebooks. (Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Monday, August 1, 2016

As of June 30, 2016, TLA completed its third full year of operation, again surpassing all of its established performance metrics.Tech Parks Arizona, a component of TLA, finished the year with record accomplishments, as well. Story and video. >>

The Scholarship Universe Team, from left to right: Ken Downs, Program Manager; Emily Romero, ’16; Rafael Garcia, Student - Researcher/Developer; don-E Merson, Applications Systems Analyst/Developer, Principal/Architect; Sachin N. Nalavattanon, ’14. (Image courtesy of UA Student Affairs.)
Thursday, July 21, 2016

In 2009, the UA undertook the creation of an online service to help match students with scholarships. Today, that web-based technology – called Scholarship Universe – has been licensed to Phoenix company CampusLogic.

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Photo credit: Lars Plougmann.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

The UA has licensed a commodity price-risk management web application to Tucson startup Hedgesmart LLC. Roger Dahlgran, Ph.D., of the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, created the system.  

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.

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