Arizona Bioscience News: UA develops app to track mosquito-borne diseases; ASU’s Spirit of Enterprise finalists named; UA Cancer Center celebrates 40 years

October 6, 2016

By Amy Pitney

UA logoSpecialty pharmacy helps patients with difficult conditions / East Valley Tribune

DaVita Rx of Chandler specializes in dispensing medications for patients with kidney disease, hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, and other complex conditions, as well as patient care.

Theranos shutters labs, blood-testing centers / Arizona Republic

Theranos, the embattled blood-testing startup company, said it will shut down its Scottsdale laboratory and five metro Phoenix wellness centers to focus on developing its laboratory technology. Read also: Theranos shutting down Scottsdale lab and wellness centers, 200 employees losing jobs in Arizona

UA Cancer Center celebrates 40 years / The Daily Wildcat

The University of Arizona Cancer Center, one of 45 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, recently celebrated the renewal of its prestigious designation, its 40th anniversary and the five-year, $17.6 million cancer center support grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Here are the finalists for ASU’s Spirit of Enterprise Awards / Phoenix Business Journal

Twelve Arizona company finalists, including bioscience companies, have been named in the 20th annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University as local businesses who have helped vault the state forward in job creation and growth.

University of Arizona partners with CDC to track mosquito-borne diseases with app / Arizona Science Desk

UA’s college of public health has developed a smartphone application, Kidenga, that is designed to let anyone collect data on Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits Zika and other viruses.