ACABI/BIO5 Noontime Innovation Lectures: ‘Innovation as a Process, Defining the Needs, Identifying our Strengths’

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Brought to you by the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI) at the University of Arizona Health Sciences and the UA BIO5 Institute:

TOPIC: “Innovation as a Process, Defining the Needs, Identifying our Strengths”
SPEAKER: Marvin J. Slepian, MD | Director, ACABI; Professor, Medicine and Medical Imaging, Division of Cardiology, UA College of Medicine – Tucson; Associate Department Head, Clinical/Industrial Affairs, and Clinical Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Materials Science Engineering, UA College of Engineering; and Member, UA BIO5 Institute and UA Sarver Heart Center

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 | Noon-1 p.m.
BIO5/Keating Room 247

Event Flyer (please view, download, post and share):
 ACABI.Bio 5 Instrument.v2.pdf

About These Lecture
Opportunities for Enhanced Laboratory Instrumentation: What are the needs? Where can we go? How do we achieve our goals?

Diagnostics and  detection are vital for basic research, science, technology, applied development, translation and clinical investigation. As such, opportunities exist for enhanced instrumentation development focusing on new analytics, new detection means, enhanced sensitivity and discrimination, data storage and telemetry, device manufacture and miniaturization.

The  Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI) and the  BIO5 Institute are sponsoring a series of midday discussions aimed at identifying new opportunities for advancing the development of enhanced laboratory instrumentation. This is an opportunity to bring cutting-edge science and engineering, ongoing at UA, into “light and discussion,” to interface with areas of application and unmet need.

It is hoped that out of these discussions (Jan. 25, Feb. 15, March 22, April 19), new collaborative opportunities will emerge leading to student engagement, grants, translational efforts and potential commercialization opportunities.

The Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI) is an entity with a university-wide focus, aimed at identifying unmet needs and coupling them with emerging science and technology, for effective interfacing leading to novel solutions development. It is a “creativity engine,” aimed at fostering and enhancing value for ongoing research at the University of Arizona to maximize real world utility of efforts.

About the UA BIO5 Institute
The BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona connects and mobilizes top researchers in agriculture, bioengineering, biomedicine, pharmacy, basic science, and data and computational science to find creative solutions to humanity’s most pressing health and environmental challenges. Since 2001, this interdisciplinary approach has been an international model of how to conduct collaborative research, and has resulted in improved food crops, innovative diagnostics and devices, disease prevention strategies, and promising new therapies. Learn more at

CONTACTS: Marvin J. Slepian, MD, Director, ACABI  – or (520) 626-8543 | John Jackson, Associate Director, ACABI – or (520) 626-8543

University of Arizona BIO5 Institute, Room 247
Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building
1657 E. Helen St.
Tucson, AZ 85721