When it comes to attracting research dollars, the University of Arizona is among the nation's top 20 universities. But in terms of generating patents and patent royalties from research, UA may not even crack the top 100. Bob Breault, president of Breault Research, knows how important UA research can be for the economy. His company, started in the 1970s as a spinoff from UA optical science research, now employs 50 people. Copyright Tucson Citizen, November 03, 2000. All rights reserved.