The University of Arizona Office of Technology Transfer said yesterday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Pacific Northwest-based venture-development firm the University Funds to create startup companies based on research at the university.

UA is the seventh academic institution to partner with the University Funds, or UFunds, which is currently in the process of reviewing research and intellectual property from its partner institutions with the goal of forming 10 companies.

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