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An image of a water droplet.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Did you know that the UA is Water Resources Program is ranked #1 by the Shanghai Rankings of World Universities? UA inventors have developed a number of promising solutions that are ready for companies to adopt. Check them out. 

Sixteen hours after the assay is applied, the water color of each well indicates the metabolic rate of the organism in that well, offering a simple visual indicator identifying the individuals that have the highest metabolic rates and will grow most quickly. Photo: Benjamin Renquist

The UA-invented assay offers a simple visual indicator – water color – identifying the individual organisms that have the highest metabolic rates and will grow most quickly. Photo: Benjamin Renquist

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Startup GenetiRate – founded on an invention out of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences – is one of two companies honored with the Seafood Innovation Award at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) 2019. 

The Urbix team, From left: Nicolas Cuevas, Adam Small, Dr. Palash Gangopadhyay. Photo credit: Urbix Resources

The Urbix team, From left: Nicolas Cuevas, Adam Small, Dr. Palash Gangopadhyay. Photo credit: Urbix Resources

Monday, March 18, 2019

At its 32nd Annual IMPACT Awards, the Phoenix GPC awarded the honor to the startup founded on inventions developed at the College of Optical Sciences.

A collage of all of the women on the TLA team.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Throughout March, we recognize Women’s History Month and the accomplishments and contributions of women throughout society. At Tech Launch Arizona, we’re taking this opportunity to celebrate the amazing women on our team. 

Image of a group of rats.
Friday, March 1, 2019

As rats have been nibbling at the edges of society, UA researchers were developing a non-reproductive rodent model for studying menopause. That work yielded a humane, non-lethal rodent infertility formulation, now being commercialized by startup SenesTech.

At work in the Hecker Lab. Left to right: Sunny Palumbo, PhD, Louise Hecker, PhD, Reena Chawla, PhD, and Gajanan Inamdar, PhD. Photo: Kris Hanning/UAHS Biocommunications

At work in the Hecker Lab. Left to right: Sunny Palumbo, PhD, Louise Hecker, PhD, Reena Chawla, PhD, and Gajanan Inamdar, PhD. Photo: Kris Hanning/UAHS Biocommunications

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

In the lab of Louise Hecker, PhD, researchers have invented the first highly selective Nox4 small molecule inhibitors for the treatment of fibrotic disorders. The UA has licensed the technology to startup Fibronox to bring the invention to the public.

Dong Chul (Jeffrey) Pyun, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Science at the University of Arizona, was elected as one of 66 inaugural Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors. Photo: Bob Demers/University of Arizona

Dong Chul (Jeffrey) Pyun, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Science at the University of Arizona, was elected as one of 66 inaugural Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors. Photo: Bob Demers/University of Arizona

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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. 

 Monica Kraft, MD, and Julie Ledford, PhD, receiving their $10K prize. Photo credit: David Mogollon/College of Medicine – Tucson

Monica Kraft, MD, and Julie Ledford, PhD, receiving their $10K prize. Photo credit: David Mogollon/College of Medicine - Tucson

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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.

Sentinel Peak, Tucson, at sunset.
Friday, January 25, 2019

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. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that U.S. outbreaks of Cryptosporidiosis linked to swimming pools and water playgrounds doubled from 2014 to 2016.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that U.S. outbreaks of Cryptosporidiosis linked to swimming pools and water playgrounds doubled from 2014 to 2016.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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.

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