• Engagement with Industry

    ACABI links industry, academic and medical expertise to solve problems and enrich existing products and services with new technologies.

  • Expanding Discovery Applications

    ACABI identifies enhanced uses for technologies developed by the University of Arizona and collaborating partners, that can be rapidly implemented in the clinical world.

  • Unmet Needs

    ACABI works to resolve unmet needs, primarily biomedical, surfaced through close work with physicians and medical experts at the University of Arizona and Banner University Medical Center.

Message from the Director

The Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI) is a new center at the University of Arizona aimed at developing novel solutions to the broad range of continuously emerging unsolved problems and unmet needs in health care, well care and overall individual well-being, in the rapidly evolving world and society in which we live.

With best regards,    
Marvin J. Slepian, MD Director

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Innovation 101

Innovation 101

At the heart of the ACABI model and rationale is its Creativity Engine — a process in which distilled needs are examined through the lenses of diverse technologies to find novel, life-changing solutions to medical problems.

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The Arizona Center for Accelerated BioMedical Innovation (ACABI) is a “creativity engine,” established to develop practical, value-added solutions to emerging unmet needs.

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The University of Arizona has announced the creation of a center focused on accelerating the development and commercialization of translational biomedical technologies.