Eurofins CellTx Commences Lab Operations in The UA Tech Park at Rita Road

 Eurofins CellTx which provides comprehensive laboratory services to meet the unique testing and processing needs of the transplant community, has officially commenced operations at its new laboratory in Tucson. The 15,000-square-foot facility located at the University of Arizona Tech Park at Rita Road represents a $3 million capital investment, with a $14 million economic impact over the next five years.

Eurofins CellTx is a member of the Eurofins Transplant Diagnostics family of laboratories and part Eurofins Scientific, a leading international group of laboratories providing an unparalleled range of testing and support services to the pharmaceutical, food, environmental and consumer products industries and to governments. Eurofins Scientific is a worldwide leader in its field with 55,000 employees across 900 sites in 50 countries. Eurofins opened a new division in in the Transplant Diagnostics family of laboratories here in Tucson, Arizona known as CellTx to offer critical testing support for living donor tissues and cells. Eurofins new state-of-the-art facility can test samples within the day and will quickly become an integral part of Southern Arizona's thriving biotechnology ecosystem. Expedited processing turnaround time is fundamental to providing exceptional transplant experiences and outcomes.­­­­­­

UA Tech Park management provided the necessary support allowing Eurofins CellTx to scale rapidly and focus on their business while all their infrastructure and auxiliary business needs were met.  


International Economic Development Council Takes on Tucson

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is coming to Tucson for the 2023 Leadership Summit January 29-31, to shape a new path into the future of economic development. The forward-looking conference will explore industry trends and the partnerships and strategies needed to grow, diversify, and retain companies in established and emerging industries. Tech Parks Arizona is proud to be a sponsor of the event and host of one of the supplementary tours, the “Driving Innovation Forward” Selfie tour. There are still spaces available on the tour bus, reserve your seat today!


Arizona Photonics Days

Arizona Photonics Days will be at the UA Tech Park at Rita Road January 25-27, 2023. Hosted by the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) and Optics Valley of Arizona, this three-day program will take place just before Photonics West 2023, focusing on the expanding scope of optics and photonics technologies in industrial and commercial applications in six areas: sensing and metrology, astronomy, laser technology, quantum information science, glass and ceramics, and biomedical technology. On the evening of January 26, Tech Parks Arizona will be hosting the Arizona Technology Council 2023 First Quarter VIP Tech Mixer. Join us and connect with Arizona’s tech community and AZTC Board Members. 


SXSW Wonder House

Join University of Arizona visionaries as they coalesce to discuss architecture, climate, big systems, cybersecurity, food as medicine and more at one of the largest conferences in the world, South by Southwest. The University of Arizona Wonder House at SXSW 2023 is at Café Blue Downtown Austin. We’re taking the University of Arizona Wonder House to the next level. More days. Bigger talks. Mind-blowing connections. We are excited to be back with more Wildcat alumni, industry leaders and entrepreneurs this year. If you would like to connect while in Austin, reach out here!


New Year, New Café Zona

A stylish new look isn’t the only thing that’s changed at Café Zona with the start of the new year. New local partnerships are bringing a fresh take to the beloved café on top of the revised breakfast and lunch menus and additional grab & go options. House brewed roasted whole bean coffee and carbonated fountain beverages are served daily, supplementing the onsite Starbucks counter where your drinks are made to order. Whether you’re in need of a mid-day pick-me-up or left your lunch at home, Café Zona has you covered.


People of the Park:

Marjorie "Marj" Rinaldo

Meet Marj Rinaldo, Facilities Plant Operator on the Jacobs Engineering team. She’s been working at the UA Tech Park for two years and is a Navy Veteran. In her role, she is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the site Central Utility Plant. Fun fact about Marj: she is a competitive bike rider and has won numerous races, including the 2022 Tucson Classic. Thanks for all you do to keep the park running, Marj!


CEO Testimonial

"The UA Tech Park team has been very proactive in working with IBM to deliver the site experience we need and works across the globe to bring new technology ventures to the park increasing the technical vitality in our community."

- Alistair Symon,

Vice President President, Storage Systems Development



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