Innovative Bioscience Startup Wins University of Arizona Center For Innovation Sponsored Launch Fueled By Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce Competition
Early-stage Arizona-based biotechnology company uPetsia (rhymes with “You betcha”) is focused on making dog breath smell better for longer. While most products on the market today provide minutes of fresh breath in dogs, uPetsia’s product is incorporated into dog treats and chews and provides hours of minty fresh breath. By engineering bacteria for dog and cat microbiota, both the health and breath of companion animals is improved thus enhancing the bonding experience between pets and their families. The underlying technology was developed at the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and BIO5 Institute by founders Eric Lyons, David Baltrus and Scott Zentack.