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.
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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.
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.
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.
Akhu Therapeutics has licensed a UA technology that is targeted to allow doctors to relieve the symptoms of acute depression in a fraction of the time required for current therapies.
TLA is working with College of Medicine researchers on bringing a new snakebite treatment to market that may serve as a “bridge” to buy time until medical care is available.
TLA recently earned a designation as an I-Corps Site. Now, teams need help defining and protecting their intellectual property. The UA College of Law IP Clinic is stepping up to help.
In 2015 the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences tripled the number of executed license and option agreements, launched three start-up companies, and had a record year in IP income.
Startup company Yumanity Therapeutics has licensed a UA-invented prodrug and its analogues to develop treatments for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS that affect over 55 million people.