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Six teams went head-to-head during a shark tank-style competition hosted by the College of Medicine – Tucson. For their work to reduce asthma attacks, Monica Kraft, MD, and Julie Ledford, PhD, were named the competition winners.
Jeffrey Pyun, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been elected as a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Pyun is one of just 66 inventors around the nation who earned the honor.
Last year, the drivers behind startup SinfoniaRx announced the launch of UAVenture Capital to support commercialization at the UA. Now, they are announcing a second fund targeting $100 million to further the advance of UA innovations.
Through TLA, the University of Arizona is partnering with Kerafast to license reagents that offer the opportunity for the development of a rapid, highly sensitive diagnostic test for Cryptosporidiosis, the leading cause of waterborne diseases among people in the U.S.
Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered a protein that prevents mosquitoes from hatching, opening the possibility of developing new drugs that could act as birth control for mosquito populations.
Funded by NIH and the Packard Foundation, Michael Worobey and Tom Watts set out to push the limits of genome sequencing. Their findings have the potential of enhancing our ability to fight pandemics.
Dr. Thomas Koch and Dr. Harrison Barrett are being honored as National Academy of Inventors Fellows, which is the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors.
For this month’s blog, we had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Kuhns, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Immunobiology in the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Download the FY2018 Annual Report and review our progress against our vision and goals, and learn more about how the culture of commercialization is growing throughout the University of Arizona ecosystem.
At the 2018 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation in Phoenix, this year’s finalists included three impactful University of Arizona-associated companies and inventors, two of which went on to be selected as winners.