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May 11, 2021

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

We all love our fur babies, they're always happy to see us when we get home and they never talk back! However, their breath can be "ruff" because of halitosis but not to worry, UArizona researchers Eric Lyons and Scott Zentack are finding new ways to ward off bad breath for pets.

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uPetsia wins UACI Oro Valley Competition

uPetsia is the winning startup for the UACI Sponsored Launch Fueled by the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce competition


April 22, 2021

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is pleased to announce that uPetsia is the winning startup for the UACI Sponsored Launch Fueled by the 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. 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.

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