University of Arizona Center for Innovation Startup SGNT Wins Small Business Innovation Research Grant from National Science Foundation

TUCSON, Ariz. – SGNT, a University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) startup, has received a $749,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF).  NSF’s vital support of basic research enables people to create knowledge that transforms the future. 

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Roche launches DISCOVERY Green HRP chromogen detection kit to expand immunohistochemistry multiplexing in cancer research

  • Multiplexed assays for simultaneously detecting several biomarkers in a single sample address the growing need to obtain more information from limited tissue samples
  • New test kit is an addition to line of DISCOVERY ULTRA instruments, uniquely designed for the research community
  • Researchers can now investigate more cancer biomarkers on a single tissue slide, paving the way for a better understanding of cancer biology and future advances in personalised healthcare

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MILESTONE: Arizona Hits One Million Doses

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey is applauding the hard work of Arizona’s medical professionals, volunteers and frontline workers as the state reaches one million vaccine doses administered today.

“We’ve reached a major milestone with our one millionth dose,” said Governor Ducey. “The dedication and hard work of many made this accomplishment possible. Nurses, doctors, health technicians, support staff, volunteers — to each and every one of you, thank you. ”

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Thousands of Arizonans to Contribute to 2-Year COVID-19 Study

Actively recruiting —

A cross-campus collaboration spearheaded by the College of Public Health seeks to understand ‘long COVID’ and other coronavirus mysteries.

After more than a year since its earliest documented appearance, much remains unknown about SARS-CoV-2. The lack of actionable data about the novel coronavirus, which threw the world into a pandemic, has prompted the University of Arizona Health Sciences to undertake the first statewide long-term public health study of COVID-19: the Arizona CoVHORT study. The research effort is intended to shed light on infection risk and the recovery process to improve care for patients touched by this crisis.

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A Better Way to Diagnose Breast Cancer?


Proteomics-based technology could help verify mammography screening

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Jan. 26, 2021 — Breast cancer, even at its initial stages, could be detected earlier and more accurately than current techniques using blood samples and a unique proteomics-based technology, according to findings of a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope.

Written by Steve Yozwiak

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Record Number of Startups Currently Enrolled in the University of Arizona Center for Innovation

Rapid growth seen from entrepreneurs who want to make a significant difference in the local and global communities through innovation. 

TUCSON, Ariz. (January 15, 2021) — The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is pleased to announce that more than 40 startups, a record number, are enrolled in the incubation program. Passionate entrepreneurs from across the nation have flocked to UACI. Each one of the 40+ tech and science-based startups are developing solutions for real-world problems and have a strong desire to make a significant difference in the local and global communities through innovation.  

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