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Richard Austin delivers the pitch for Reglagene, based on technology developed in the lab of Laurence Hurley. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Richard Austin delivers the pitch for Reglagene, based on technology developed in the lab of Laurence Hurley. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Thursday, May 4, 2017

On May 3, four startups founded on inventions based on University of Arizona research made their pitches at an accelerator in one of the nation’s epicenters for technology and entrepreneurship: Silicon Valley.

Rajesh Khanna, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, delivers his pitch for Regulonix and the small molecule inhibitors for chronic pain the company is working to bring to market. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Rajesh Khanna, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, delivers his pitch for Regulonix and the small molecule inhibitors for chronic pain the company is working to bring to market. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

On April 18, 2017, Tech Launch Arizona held its fourth annual awards event. The I-Squared Expo & Awards honors those whose work directly affects the quality of life for Tucson, Arizona and the world through research, collaboration and technology commercialization. 

Left to right, Drs. Jen Koevary, Jordan Lancaster, and Steve Goldman. Lancaster holds a biobag containing cryopreserved (frozen) MyCardia, an off the shelf, tissue engineered cardiac graft to treat heart failure. Photo credit: Jim Irish/Avery Therapeutics

Left to right, Drs. Jen Koevary, Jordan Lancaster, and Steve Goldman. Lancaster holds a biobag containing cryopreserved (frozen) MyCardia, an off the shelf, tissue engineered cardiac graft to treat heart failure. Photo credit: Jim Irish/Avery Therapeutics

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tucson startup Avery Therapeutics, Inc., has licensed a beating heart graft technology invented at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson. 

UA Startup Catalina Pharma Offers New Method to Treat Anesthesia-Induced Hypothermia
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Researchers at the UA and Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Phoenix have come up with a new method for treating anesthesia-induced hypothermia. Startup Catalina Pharma has licensed the technology to take it forward. 

UA inventors and I-Corps program graduates George Watts, Ph.D., and Bonnie Hurwitz, Ph.D., work with research specialist Candice Clark-Mason in the lab. (Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
UA inventors and I-Corps program graduates George Watts, Ph.D., and Bonnie Hurwitz, Ph.D., work with research specialist Candice Clark-Mason in the lab. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona
Thursday, February 23, 2017

One year ago, through Tech Launch Arizona, the UA became an NSF I-Corps site. In the program’s first year 30 teams of inventors and scientists hit the ground running towards discovering how their inventions could create social and economic impact. 

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. 

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