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uPetsia named Copper Cactus Finalist Tucson Chamber of Commerce

uPetsia named Copper Cactus Award Finalist 2021

August 20, 2021

uPetsia was named one of three finalists for Tech Parks Arizona's Start Up of the Year category in Tucson Metro Chamber's Copper Cactus Awards presented by Wells Fargo. Nominees demonstrate a high level of entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, perseverance, innovation, creativity and determination.

upetsia NPR interview

uPetsia interviewed on NPR Arizona Science Program

June 25, 2021

Dr. Eric Lyons spoke with Tim Swindle of the University of Arizona Space Institute.

A University of Arizona researcher is solving the problem of bad dog breath by chemically changing the bacteria inside an animal's mouth. Plant sciences professor Eric Lyons explains how test results encouraged his team to think about expanding its invention to include other pets.

Episode 285: How technology can create better breath for our pets



The Science Times

uPetsia featured in The Science Times

May 13, 2021

New Harmless Bacteria Strain Could Fight Dog's Bad Breath, Could Last for Up to Two Hours!

A team of scientists from the University of Arizona believed to have found the cure for the dog's bad breath that can sometimes be worse than their bite. They developed a new harmless bacteria strain that eliminates the foul smell of the dog's breath for up to two hours.

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May 12, 2021

Researcher creates bacteria strain to quell bad dog breath

University of Arizona researchers have developed a harmless bacteria strain to battle bad breath in our furry friends.

When administered orally, the additive produces a minty aroma that improves dogs' breath, said inventor Eric Lyons, who developed the technology with co-inventor David Baltrus. Both are associate professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences School of Plant Sciences.

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uPetsia featured in Daily Mail UK

May 12, 2021

Take my breath away! Researchers develop harmless bacteria strain which can get rid of dogs' bad breath

  • A dog's bad breath can sometimes be worse than its bite - but scientists believe they finally have a cure.
  • A team from the University of Arizona designed a harmless strain of bacteria that eliminates the foul smell for up to two hours.

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