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Executive Director of University of Arizona Business Incubator Joins International Business Innovation Association Board of Directors

December 02, 2021

Eric Smith joins a team of 15 who are global advocates for stakeholders within entrepreneur-driven economic ecosystems.   

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Eurofins CellTx to Establish Cellular Therapy-Focused Laboratory in Tucson, Arizona

November 30, 2021

Eurofins Donor Testing Services, which provides comprehensive laboratory services to meet the unique testing and processing needs of the transplant community, announced today that it has selected Tucson, Arizona for its newest laboratory, Eurofins CellTx. 

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A European lab giant is opening a Tucson site to support organ transplants

December 01, 2021

David Wichner

Arizona Daily Star

A major European laboratory services company will open a new lab at the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park to provide services to the organ-transplant community by the second quarter of 2022.

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Tech developed in Tucson is bringing electric-vehicle charging off-grid

November 15, 2021

David Wichner

Arizona Daily Star

Startup companies advancing new technologies for water and energy sustainability, robots that roll or fly and solar electric-car charging have joined the University of Arizona’s business incubator program in Sahuarita, after winning sponsorships from the town and the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation.

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Building Tucson Businesses: The Silicon Desert

November 06, 2019

Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Eleven years ago, a senior vice president of IBM asked a fresh out of University of Arizona, early-tenure employee with multiple undergraduate degrees and an MBA why she wanted to be a part of IBM. Out of a bundle of nerves, the employee gave an answer that spoke volumes: “Working here is like being in a great big candy store. You just have to be careful to not eat too much.”

That employee was Calline Sanchez, and she is now the IBM vice president of worldwide systems lab services and technical universities. The senior vice president who asked the question was Ginni Rometty, and she is now the CEO of IBM.

Fast-forward to today and some quick facts: IBM is 40 years in the Tucson marketplace. They are an anchor tenant at the University of Arizona’s Tech Park (IBM used to own the property and sold it to UA in 1994).

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Greater Tucson Leadership Honors 3 Community Leaders

October 25, 2017

Arizona Daily Star


Greater Tucson Leadership has revealed its picks for the 2017 Tucson Man and Woman of the Year as well as the winner of the Founders Award.

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