The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is pleased to announce it was selected to participate in the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) Channel Partner network.
Two associate professors at Arizona State University are leading the exploration of sex-targeted drug delivery for traumatic brain injury. The five-year, $2.5-million project funded by the NIH will improve the understandings of sex differences in traumatic brain injury to help design nanoparticle delivery systems for more effective treatments.
As robotics technology advances, robots will help with a variety of tasks, even supporting people to navigate the challenges of aging. One Arizona State University project aims to develop robots to assist older adults with dementia and their caregivers. The work is supported by the Zimin Foundation as one of four proposals selected for funding within the Zimin Institute for Smart and Sustainable Cities at ASU. This partnership aids research projects that facilitate the integration of smart-city technology, specifically concerning infrastructure, transportation, resource efficiency, health, security and more.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is a startup incubator network with outposts across Southern Arizona and a mission to grow scalable science and technology startup ventures that fuel the Arizona economy. For nearly two decades, the program has directly served more than 140 companies and impacted thousands of entrepreneurs.
In the largest study of the associations between smoking and cardiovascular disease on cognitive function, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, found both impair the ability to learn and memorize and that the effects of smoking are more pronounced among females while males are more impaired by cardiovascular disease.
In fiscal year 2020 alone, NAU inventors were issued 19 patents, filed 41 new patent applications and submitted 43 new invention disclosures. Because of the effort and investment involved, however, not many researchers have the resources needed to commercialize their inventions, much less launch startup companies to take their technologies to the marketplace. But NAU assistant professor and alum Zach Lerner has successfully done both—all within just a few years of beginning his career.
Getting a glimpse of where you are often can give a better sense of where you’re headed. And when that view is from high above Earth, even better. Teams of engineers at Northrop Grumman’s Gilbert Campus are constantly working toward this outcome at its state-of-the-art facility that provides design, manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing in support of high-profile satellite missions.
The results of a pre-clinical study led by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, suggest how a compound derived from the thunder god vine—an herb used in China for centuries to treat joint pain, swelling and fever—is able to kill cancer cells and potentially improve clinical outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer.
NAU Associate professor Fatemeh Afghah is developing algorithms that will enable a fleet of smart and autonomous drones to assess situations, change course, stand up against environmental factors, communicate with other drones and coordinate a strategy together, all with limited support from humans.
In this edition of TechFocus, we talk with James Polcyn, CEO at Phocos. Phocos was founded 20 years ago to bring reliable energy to those who do not have access to it. The regional offices provide local sales support, engineering, and R&D to serve their customers. Listen to hear Polcyn discuss how Phocos is creating a world class organization across multiple countries and cultures.