Bioscience

Biozona Weekly: C-Path

December 5, 2014

By Flinn Foundation

TGen wants 1 million people to play their online memory game
12/4/14 | CBS5 | Adam Longo

Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute, which is hoping 1 million people will take an online memory game it has created to help further Alzheimer’s research, is receiving celebrity assistance from actress and Valley native Lynda Carter.

Arizona Commerce Authority announces semifinalists in Arizona Innovation Challenge
12/3/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

The Arizona Commerce Authority has announced 25 semifinalists for its fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge, a group that includes a handful of biotech companies that will compete for $1.5 million in awards.

So, who won Businessperson of the Year?
12/2/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Tim Gallen

BioAccel CEO MaryAnn Guerra won an online reader’s poll to be named the Phoenix Business Journal’s 2014 Businessperson of the Year, tallying 37 percent of the vote against nine other finalists. Read also: Businessperson of the Year: MaryAnn Guerra fuels biotech startups

How C-Path turbocharges fight against serious illness
11/29/14 | Arizona Daily Star | Caitlin Schmidt

Critical Path Institute CEO Martha Brumfield talks about the nonprofit’s role in addressing the gap between medical discovery and its application to patient care, a mission that will benefit from Flinn Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grants, as well as renewed funding and a letter of support for its kidney biomarkers research from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network nets $200K Flinn grant  
11/26/14 | Independent Newsmedia | Staff Report

Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network was recently awarded a $200,000 grant from the Flinn Foundation to further clinical research being performed by Scottsdale Clinical Research Institute in ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Local companies help kids explore career options
11/25/14 | Arizona Daily Star | Alexis Huicochea

More than 200 students from Pueblo and Tucson High magnet schools spent the last three months meeting with local biotech companies, learning about the work they do, the career pathways available and making connections that for some resulted in internships.

Bracket-style Venture Madness competition seeks startups for $50,000 prize
11/24/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

Startups across the Southwest are invited to apply this month for the second annual Venture Madness, a bracket-style, head-to-head competition pitting 64 companies against each other for a chance at a $50,000 shared prize.

Pit crews come to cancer treatment
11/23/14 | Forbes | Dan Munro

TGen provides the genomic sequencing–spelling out in order the nearly 3 billion base pairs in each patient’s DNA–as a partner in the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC) that offers a nationwide network of childhood cancer clinical trials.