Bioscience

Tech-transfer effort remains steady despite US downturn

August 3, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Arizona Daily Star] – Six companies were formally spun off from technologies developed at the University of Arizona in the 2010 fiscal year, reports prepared for review by the Arizona Board of Regents show.

That’s down from the record seven UA-related startup companies in fiscal year 2009, but the university’s technology-commercialization efforts remain strong, the university’s technology-transfer chief said.

“The startup activity has been pretty strong, even in a weak economy,” said Patrick Jones, director of the UA Office of Technology Transfer.

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