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Co-inventor Chris Hessenius in the lab. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Co-inventor Chris Hessenius in the lab. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Three companies formed to commercialize inventions developed in the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences have received funding from UAVenture Capital.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

An Arizona professor has has invented a flexible carbon fiber fabric designed to be inserted inside and around a fractured bone. The technology has been licensed to a startup and has already received venture capital funding to take it forward. 

From left: Doug Stetson and Fletcher McCusker at the 2018 TLA I-Square Expo & Awards. Photo credit Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

From left: Doug Stetson and Fletcher McCusker at the 2018 TLA I-Square Expo & Awards. Photo credit Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Friday, September 20, 2019

Fletcher McCusker, champion of UA students, research, innovation and entrepreneurship, will be recognized this fall at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards as the Arizona Technology Council Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year.

Barry Glick, Ph.D., giving a talk at a TLA lunch about his experience starting MapQuest. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Barry Glick, Ph.D., giving a talk for UA inventors and entrepreneurs about his experience and lessons learned starting MapQuest. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

In 1988, Barry J. Glick, Ph.D., started a software company around locational data and map visualization. That company grew to become Mapquest. Now Glick has joined TLA and is mentoring UA technology entreprneurs.

Co-inventor Colleen Janczak, Ph.D., uses a fluorescent light to illuminate the new nanomaterials. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Co-inventor Colleen Janczak, Ph.D., uses a fluorescent light to illuminate the new nanomaterials. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

UA inventions from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and BIO5 providing for a deeper understanding of complex biological processes open possibilities for more precise disease diagnosis and treatment.

Associate professor of neurology Rui Chang. Photo credit: Alison Mairena/Tech Launch Arizona

Associate professor of neurology Rui Chang. Photo credit: Alison Mairena/Tech Launch Arizona

Monday, August 26, 2019

INTelico Therapeutics has licensed the College of Medicine – Tucson computer program, offering new insights to predict disease progression and target individualized therapies.

Dr. Daruka Mahadevan delivers his pitch for a new cancer drug during the TLA I-Corps program. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Dr. Daruka Mahadevan delivers his pitch for a new cancer drug during the TLA I-Corps program. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Monday, August 26, 2019

Professor of Medicine Dr. Daruka Mahadevan has been recognized as a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors. Learn more about his career and what has made him an impactful innovator. 

Commercialization Network Manager Eric Smith addresses a gathering of students for I-Corps, one of TLA's programs to prepare startup teams for success. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Commercialization Network Manager Eric Smith addresses a gathering of students for I-Corps, one of TLA's programs to prepare startup teams for success. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Monday, July 29, 2019

UA employees disclosed 284 inventions in fiscal year 2019 – more than any other year in the university's history. The record-setting number is included in TLA's annual numbers. Check out all of this year's accomplishments. 

The UA Tech Park at Rita Road. Photo: Tech Parks Arizona

The UA Tech Park at Rita Road. Photo: Tech Parks Arizona

Monday, July 29, 2019

Tucson technology and talent have hit the map, as low unemployment and high demand for talent have tech companies turning to smaller communities to fill their pipelines, according to a new report that says Tucson is the leading emerging market in the U.S.

TLA licensing manager for the College of Optical Sciences Kennedy Nyairo gets a demo of the eSight system from inventor Hong Hua. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

TLA licensing manager for the College of Optical Sciences Kennedy Nyairo gets a demo of the eSight system from inventor Hong Hua. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

For those who are legally blind or have impaired eyesight, low vision can have an immense impact on quality of life. Based on inventions developed in the Wyant College of Optical Sciences, a system from the eSight corporation is allowing people to see.  

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