UAVenture Capital, LLC has announced the launch of a fund to support the commercialization of University of Arizona science, services and intellectual property. UAVC was formed by Fletcher J. McCusker, the business driver behind the UA College of Pharmacy startup SinfoníaRx.
In October, the Arizona Bioindustry Association, or AZBio, will honor industry leaders from across Arizona. This year, a majority of those to be honored have deep connections to the UA and have created impact through bringing UA ideas and inventions to the marketplace.
UA startup SinfoníaRx has been acquired by Tabula Rasa HealthCare (NASDAQ: TRHC), provider of individualized, data-driven technology solutions. Spun out of the College of Pharmacy in 2013, SinfoníaRx pioneered modern medication therapy management (MTM) services.
The University of Arizona has licensed a new non-skin penetrating sunscreen, invented by UA Professor Douglas Loy and graduate student Stephanie Tolbert, to MexiAloe Laboratorios, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Novamex.
The UA center will use the funding to accelerate development of a Valley fever vaccine for dogs that one day may lead to a successful human vaccine.
Since TLA started in 2012, we have met or exceeded our goals year over year, and are seeing continued growth in the impact originally envisioned for commercialization at the UA. We did it again in FY2017 thanks to your engagement as inventors, experts, advisors and supporters.
The University of Arizona has licensed a pair of technologies to startup Lunewave, Inc. The company is commercializing the College of Engineering inventions to improve automotive radar systems with inexpensive, high-performing 3D printed Luneburg lenses.
The University of Arizona has licensed a UA-invented small animal cage divider design to startup Helm Technologies. The patented design, which emulates natural burrow-like environments, has been shown to reduce aggression, thus improving animal welfare.
The UA has licensed a tool to integrate student information and learning management systems to startup FishTail Technologies. The software resulted from a collaborative effort between the UA Office of Instruction and Assessment and University Information Technology Services.
Startup Codelucida, cofounded by a UA College of Engineering professor and graduate student, has won a $250,000 Arizona Innovation Challenge grant for spring 2017.