UA-Caterpillar Partnership Celebrates 1st Year

Via uanews.arizona.edu The first 12 professionals to complete a new executive training program at the University of Arizona have received their certificates, and a second cohort is on the way in only two weeks. The inaugural class of the Mining 360 Program met on campus Wednesday to present its capstone projects and participate in an awards ceremony attended by UA President Robert C. Robbins, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Juan

Vector Launches Rocket From Spaceport Camden, Georgia

Via aerospacemanufacturinganddesign.com Tucson, Arizona-based Vector – a micro satellite space launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Sea Launch, and VMware – has made a successful suborbital flight of its B0.002 test vehicle, a full-scale prototype of the company’s Vector-R launch vehicle. The two-stage Vector-R (shown above in January 2017) is 12m tall, 1.1m in diameter, weighs 6,000kg, and can

Northwest Side Apartment Complex Fetches $37.6M

Via tucson.com Tucson’s apartment market continues its hot streak with the recent $37.6 million sale of Mission Palms complex on the northwest side. Art Wadlund and Clint Wadlund, of Berkadia, represented both the buyer, ROC Senior Living, and the seller, Stoneweg US LLC. “We’ve seen strong apartment demand across the Tucson market all year,” Art Wadlund said. “Mission Palms was a great investment opportunity due to the quality of the

Tech Launch Arizona Continues Upward Trajectory

Via tucson.com A bench-scale test reactor runs an electrodeposition process using molten salt at MetOxs, a Tech Launch Arizona offshoot. The University of Arizona’s technology commercialization arm posted across-the-board increases in startup companies, license agreements and other measures in fiscal 2017. The results for the fiscal year ended June 30 mark five years of continual year-to-year improvements in nearly all areas since Tech Launch Arizona was formed in 2013. The

Tucson Airport Loses Its Only Flight To Mexico

Via tucson.com Less than a year after entering the Tucson market, Mexican airline Aeromar abruptly announced the cancellation of service to Hermosillo, Mexico, on Monday. Flights between Tucson and Hermosillo began in October four times a week; Aeromar added a fifth day in May. But opportunities to pick up regional routes in Mexico led the airline away. “The Tucson Airport Authority is disappointed but understands Aeromar’s decision to refocus its

Technology Allows Buyers To Purchase Tucson Homes Without Stepping Foot Inside

A “dollhouse” view from above gives potential buyers a quick view of rooms’ relative sizes. Some discouraged sellers are turning to the 3-D technology to get their properties moving. Via tucson.com Tucson-area homebuyers are purchasing properties without physically stepping foot in them using a new technology that some are calling a game-changer in the real estate market. RE/Max Excalibur real estate agency in Tucson partners with Matterport, an immersive media

New Shopping Center Coming to Life On Tucson's South Side

Via tucson.com Construction continues at West Irvington Road and Interstate 19. Bourn Cos. pulled three permits for retail shells, and Irvington is being widened to accommodate future traffic. The shopping center will sit on 58 acres. About 220,000 square feet of shopping space is scheduled to be online this year. Chipotle is building a $300,000 restaurant on the site. July 12, 2017. By 2020, the shopping center could have 600,000

Via tucson.com Tucson-based drug startup Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the launch of a Phase 2 clinical trial at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to test the company’s flagship drug candidate for preventing gastric cancer. The drug, CPP-1X, will be studied in patients with precancerous gastric lesions who are at high risk for gastric cancer, the company said Monday. The trial is funded by the National Cancer Institute and run in

Tucson Startup Treats Eye Disease With Radiation

Via tucson.com The medical instrument that Tucson-based startup Salutaris Medical Devices is developing can give you the willies, with a hook designed to be inserted behind the eye. Despite the high yuck factor, Salutaris’ new method for radiation treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration offers new hope for patients with a major cause of age-related blindness. And some nine years after its founding based on research at the University of

UA Researchers Develop Mining Simulation

Via wildcat.arizona.edu Rescue workers practice a dry run with one of the capsules that will be used to liberate the trapped miners at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on Oct. 11, 2010. UA has officially given a license to Desert Saber, a company geared toward commercializing and distributing a new mining simulation program called Harry’s Hard Choices. The technology is meant to improve safety training for miners. Currently,