The University of Arizona continues to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 with low-cost ventilator prototypes.
The team submitted three designs to the Department of Defense one using something nearly everyone has lying around, a basketball.
Director Uarizona center accelerated biomedical innovation Marvin Slepian, MD said “For the more seriously ill patient we needed to… Continue reading.
University of Arizona inventors Dr. Marvin J. Slepian of the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering and James Wyant of the College of Optical Sciences have been elected as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Election to NAI Fellow status is a professional distinction granted to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.
Along with being an experienced entrepreneur-inventor, Slepian is a professor of medicine (cardiology) and professor and associate department head of biomedical engineering in the UA College of Engineering, as well as a McGuire Scholar in the Eller College of Management, where he teaches an annual course on innovation.
Most recently, in collaboration with Tech Launch Arizona — the office of the UA that commercializes inventions stemming from University research — Slepian started the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation to serve as a "creativity engine" where investigators can work with experienced innovators to flesh out ideas and invent, strategize next steps in technology development, and access scientific and business resources to move their ideas forward.