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A disc made of the new UA-invented Acrete material. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Inventor Jinhong Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor of mining and geological engineering in the University of Arizona’s College of Engineering, has developed a new substitute for concrete that startup Acrete is bringing to the marketplace.

Global Advantage map

Located in Tucson, Arizona, Global Advantage provides access to major markets in the U.S. and North America: California including Los Angeles and San Diego to the west; the Sun Corridor including Phoenix; and the intermountain west including Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Denver to the north; Texas including Dallas, Houston and San Antonio to the east; and northwest Mexico to the south.

 

The Arizona-Sonora region is located in a major trade corridor that reaches fifty-five million customers in the United States and Mexico within a 1,000-mile radius. A robust integrated multimodal transportation system of air, rail and roads connects all points.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The UA Tech Park brings together technology businesses and startups, linking university research to the market. Now, the Tech Park is transforming itself into a prime location to access the rest of the world.

The Codelucida founding team, from left to right: David Declercq, Ph.D., Professor at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France; CEO Shiva Planjery, Ph.D.; and Bane Vasic, Ph.D., UA Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

The Codelucida founding team, from left to right: David Declercq, Ph.D., Professor at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France; CEO Shiva Planjery, Ph.D.; and Bane Vasic, Ph.D., UA Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Thursday, February 2, 2017

University of Arizona startup that is commercializing error-correction technology for data storage and communications, has reported that it has raised approximately $700,000 in a round of angel investment funding.

Douglas Loy, Ph.D., shown here presenting at an NSF I-Corps session, was awarded funds to further develop a non-toxic, long-lasting sunscreen based on nanoparticles. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Douglas Loy, Ph.D., shown here presenting at an NSF I-Corps session, was awarded funds to further develop a non-toxic, long-lasting sunscreen based on nanoparticles. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Monday, January 30, 2017

Between 2013 and July 2016, TLA provided almost $2.2 million in Asset Development funding to prepare 82 early-stage technologies for licensing. So far in FY 2017, we have provided funds for seven projects and expect to award an additional four or five by the end of June. 

TLA Licensing Manager Amy Phillips and Research Professor and Inventor Chris Hessenius with the new VECSEL laser. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

TLA Licensing Manager Amy Phillips and Research Professor and Inventor Chris Hessenius with the new VECSEL laser. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The University of Arizona has licensed a new tunable laser technology invented in the College of Optical Sciences to startup TPhotonics, Inc. The technology allows for devices that can produce a beam and tweak its wavelength on-the-fly. 

Left to right: Joshua Olson, a graduate student studying ultrafast fiber lasers; Veyesi Demir, a post doc working on optical computing; and Nasser Peyghambarian, Ph.D. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Left to right: Joshua Olson, a graduate student studying ultrafast fiber lasers; Veyesi Demir, a post doc working on optical computing; and Nasser Peyghambarian, Ph.D. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

In recognition of his prolific work as an impactful innovator and educator, optical sciences professor Nasser Peyghambarian, Ph.D. has been elected as a 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Read more. >

Commercialization Partner Nick Lim offers advice to entrepreneurial teams during a TLA NSF I-Corps class. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Commercialization Partner Nick Lim offers advice to entrepreneurial teams during a TLA NSF I-Corps class. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Monday, December 12, 2016

What do you need for a successful commercialization ecosystem? First, you need great inventions, such as those stemming from UA research. But just as important, you need great, experienced, committed people – lots of them – to provide the right expertise at the right time. 

Photo: From left to right: Doug Hockstad, TLA sr. director of technology transfer; David Allen, Ph.D., vice president of TLA; Kwansun Ahn, M.B.A., Anivive CEO; Dylan Balsz, Anivive co-founder; Codey Arbuckle, Ph.D., Anivive director of engineering; Warren Rickard, Anivive co-founder; and Paul Eynott, Ph.D., TLA sr. licensing manager. Photo credit: Taylor Hudson/Tech Launch Arizona

From left to right: Doug Hockstad, TLA sr. director of technology transfer; David Allen, Ph.D., vice president of TLA; Kwansun Ahn, M.B.A., Anivive CEO; Dylan Balsz, Anivive co-founder; Codey Arbuckle, Ph.D., Anivive director of engineering; Warren Rickard, Anivive co-founder; and Paul Eynott, Ph.D., TLA sr. licensing manager. Photo credit: Taylor Hudson/Tech Launch Arizona

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The University of Arizona has exclusively licensed the rights to a novel kinase inhibitor, which is efficacious for the treatment of a variety of solid tumors in canines, to Anivive Lifesciences.

The TLA/Avery Therapeutics team, from left to right: Bruce Burgess (TLA), Jordan Lancaster, Ph.D. (Avery), Jen Watson, Ph.D. (Avery), Tod McCauley (TLA), Su Jun Lim (TLA), and Eric Smith (TLA). Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

At the Get Started Tucson business pitch competition, judges selected just eight teams out of a pool of 69 applicant companies to pitch at the Tucson version of ABC’s Shark Tank. Of those, two were companies working to commercialize technologies invented at the UA.

Dr. Brendan Frett in a lab at the Arizona Center for Innovation at the UA Tech Park. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona.
Monday, October 24, 2016

UA researchers, in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco, have developed a new treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. The team has formed a startup – Promutech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – to further develop and commercialize the treatment.

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