Startup Metfora to advance development of AI-enabled diagnostic technology
Startup Metfora, LLC is the recipient of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase l Award from the NSF to pursue the detection of chronic diseases via multiplex analysis of circulating metabolites. They will receive a one-year grant of $255,706 to expand a diagnostic technology developed at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson.
For student success, Science of Sport hits a home run
The United States ranks 25th out of 37 nations in mathematics literacy as listed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Systems Engineering Professor Ricardo Valerdi came up with a solution that's now impacting hundreds of thousands of students around the nation.
UArizona bioscience startup selected for Flinn Foundation program
With help from Tech Launch Arizona, TheraCea was launched in 2020 to develop diagnostic agents that allow oncologists and pharmaceutical companies to select the right segment of patients who will be responsive to specific immunotherapy drugs.
UArizona COVID-19 treatment takes next step toward public impact via license to pharmaceutical company
UArizona researchers have been developing a new compound that inhibits SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The university has now exclusively licensed the technology to Sunshine Biopharma Inc. to take forward for further development and testing.
Startup Paramium Technologies to scale up business of shaping precision satellite reflectors
UArizona startup Paramium Technologies recently secured a $1M SBIR grant to scale up their business of producing highly customized curved reflectors for radio astronomy and satellite communications.
UArizona partners with regional universities in re-envisioned NSF I-Corps Hub program
In 2011, the National Science Foundation launched the I-Corps program to teach teams – each consisting of a principal investigator, an entrepreneurial lead, and a business mentor – how use the customer discovery process to quickly assess the market potential of their inventions. The inaugural Desert and Pacific Region I-Corps Cohort will begin on Friday, January 27 and run each Friday until February 24. Applications open!