FY 2015 Annual Report Now Available

Monday, September 28, 2015
Creating & Connecting

Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) is advancing the ways researchers and students at the University of Arizona impact Arizona and our world by translating their discoveries into tangible solutions to the grand challenges of the twenty-first century. By leveraging the UA’s emerging excellence in technology transfer, commercial feasibility studies, corporate relations, and tech parks, TLA has produced an ecosystem that encourages partnerships across industries and communities, propels cycles of innovation, and actively supports entrepreneurs as they bring new products to market.

A recent example of this ecosystem in action is SinfoníaRx. A medication management company that employs software developed at the UA College of Pharmacy, SinfoníaRx recently signed an agreement with Walmart to implement the technology in its pharmacies and monitor prescription use for approximately 300 health plans that represent more than six million patients across the U.S.

Such impact is only the beginning. As the UA continues discovering new ways to enrich lives and improve prospects for the people of Southern Arizona and the world, TLA is helping to build Southern Arizona into a center of economic prosperity and high-tech career development. By drawing upon the remarkable research enterprise at the UA, TLA will continue supporting the inventors and entrepreneurs whose discoveries promise to transform science fiction into science fact.

-Ann Weaver Hart, Ph.D., President The University of Arizona

- written by
Paul Tumarkin