In search of COVID-19 solutions, ASU researchers sought help from Skysong Innovations.

When ASU President Michael Crow called on ASU to serve its community “Through thick and thin” despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, campus researchers were quick to redouble their efforts to improve communities near and far; from setting out to find needed vaccines and therapeutics to diagnostic tools, medical equipment and software.

ASU researchers have stepped up big time, said Patricia Stepp.

“We had a deluge of ASU faculty and staff coming to us with ideas about how they could apply their research to the critical problems being caused by COVID-19,” said Stepp.

In the past eight years, ASU startups have raised more than $650 million, reflecting significant outside investor confidence in the ASU research enterprise.

All this activity helped drive ASU toward another record year for technology commercialization.

These efforts will contribute to ASU’s research mission in lives improved, if not outright saved.