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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Technologies in Play

Point-of-Care Microfluidic Platelet Aggregometer
The MICELI aggregometer provides portable monitoring for high-risk patients before, during, and after surgical procedures. With platelet count results readily available, MICELI advances reduces the probability of thrombotic events, unnecessary drugs, transfusion therapies, and added surgeries.

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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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Get Involved

ACABI's strength is its wide network of industry, faculty and individual collaborators. Whether you're a leading biomedical firm or a professor with no experience in commercializing inventions but a great idea for improving health care, ACABI has a role for you to play in tackling unmet needs in medicine.

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