TLA Made It Happen: From Invention to Acquisition With SinfoníaRx

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

How do results and inventions stemming from research make their way from the lab to the bedside?

In the early 2000s, Kevin Boesen of the UA College of Pharmacy had a vision for a comprehensive medication therapy management system. Under Boesen's guidance, the college created both a software system and an education model that operated within the college for almost a decade.

Working with TLA, Boesen and local entrepreneur Fletcher McCusker launched a startup – SinfoníaRx – in 2014. Three short years later, that company was acquired by Tabula Rasa HealthCare, a large company focused on leveraging technology to improve health care. 

The speakers will talk about the invention and experiences, and then field your questions about the research and technology, the company, and the launch of a UA startup. Speakers will include:

  • Kevin Boesen, CEO, SinfoníaRx
  • Rakhi Gibbons, associate director of biomedical and life sciences licensing, Tech Launch Arizona

If you are a faculty member, reseacher, graduate student or UA staff member, this is an excellent opportunity to learn how research can give rise to inventions that can truly change the world. There will be ample time for Q&A.

This event is primarily for faculty, researchers, graduate students and staff.

A light lunch will be provided, so please RSVP on the TLA website by 9 a.m. on Monday, April 16, so we have an accurate count.

If you have questions, please contact Linda Portillo,

Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) is the office of the UA that commercializes inventions stemming from research. We bring researchers and the business community together to enhance the impact of UA's research, innovation, and technology to make the world a better place. Learn more.

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Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building, Room 103
Tucson, AZ
United States
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Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact, Linda Portillo.