Arizona Biosciences News

Feb 06, 2014

BioAccel names two winners in inaugural bioscience innovation challenge

The inaugural BioAccel Solutions Challenge awarded $100,000 each to two startup firms selected by investors during the “Scorpion Pit” early-stage funding competition at the Wrigley Mansion.

Tags: bioaccel, bioaccel solutions challenge, hemova medical, myfuelup
Jan 30, 2014

Biozona Weekly: SciTech Festival expanding; BioAccel winners; Rural medicine

Top bioscience news, January 24-29, 2014: Arizona SciTech Festival expanding; BioAccel names Solutions Challenge winners; Students gain rural medicine experience

Tags: american humane association, arizona scitech festival, autism, bioaccel, bioaccel solutions challenge, rural health professions program, tech launch arizona, tgen, ua
Jan 24, 2014

Biozona Weekly: New bioscience degree; TGen funding proposal; New entrepreneur space

Top bioscience news, January 17-23, 2014: ASU, Dublin City University create school of biomedical diagnostics; Gov. Brewer proposes $15M for TGen; New entrepreneur space opens at Phoenix library

Tags: Jack Jewett, arizona republic, asu, biosciences, bob robb, burton barr central library, dublin city university, gov. jan brewer, hive@central, international school of biomedical diagnostics, john chan, phoenix, shrimp shortage, tgen, ua, ventana medical systems, venture capital investment
Jan 21, 2014

New ASU-based group to develop biomarker standards

The National Biomarker Development Alliance at Arizona State University, a non-profit organization with the mission to create the needed standards to support biomarker development and advance precision medicine, was announced Jan. 13 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

Tags: anna barker, asu, biomarkers, diagnostics, dublin city university, international school of biomedical diagnostics, national biomarker development alliance, precision medicine
Jan 21, 2014

Governor calls for dedicated TGen funding source

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer during her recent "State of the State" address called for a dedicated funding source for the Translational Genomics Research Institute to serve as a catalyst in developing the state's bioscience industry.

Tags: bioscience, gov. jan brewer, state of the state, tgen
Dec 12, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Venture Madness; Cancer center expanding; Colangelo to speak

Top bioscience news, December 5-12, 2013: Venture Madness pits 64 companies in bracket-style competition; Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s hospital in Goodyear continues growth; Jerry Colangelo to keynote new startup conference 

Tags: arizona commerce authority, arizona innovation challenge, arizona technology council, bioaccel, bioinspire, business competition, cancer treatment centers of america, graduation, invest southwest, jeffrey trent, jerry colangelo, nau, skin cancer drug, startupconnect az, tgen, venture madness, virginia g. piper cancer center
Dec 06, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Alzheimer's study; Brain injury grant; Bioscience commitment

Top bioscience news, November 24-December 5, 2013: Banner Alzheimer’s Institute studies infants with “Alzheimer’s gene”; Three Phoenix institutions receive grant to study brain injuries; Arizona should stay committed to the biosciences

Tags: alzheimer's gene, arizona science center, barrow neurological institute, bioscience roadmap, brain injury, brown university, cleardata networks inc., health care, helios education foundation, organ transplant, phoenix children's hospital, st. joseph's hospital and medical center, stem, tgen, ua
Dec 06, 2013

TGen, Barrow, and PCH receive $4M federal grant to study brain injuries

Three Phoenix institutions have been awarded a $4 million, five-year federal grant to attempt to identify a molecular signal that indicates the severity of a brain injury.

Tags: barrow neurological institute, biomarker, brain, grant, nih, phoenix children’s hospital, st. joseph’s hospital, tgen
Nov 22, 2013

Applications sought for state biomedical research grants

The Arizona Biomedical Research Commission is accepting research grant applications through Jan. 7. 

Tags: abrc, adhs, biomedical research, grants
Nov 21, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Arizona’s bioscience investment; Innovator of the Year; C-Path simulators

Top bioscience news, November 12-20, 2013: Arizona’s bioscience investment should continue; Innovator of the Year for startups named; C-Path simulators help design better drug trials

Tags: bioinspire, biomedicine, biosciences, c-path, computer simulators, entrepreneurs, maricopa center for entrepreneurship, peoria, research, robotics, science foundation arizona, sinfoníarx, tallwave, tgen, ua, valley fever, yolia health
Nov 18, 2013

Yolia Health named startup Innovator of the Year

Yolia Health, which has developed a non-invasive procedure for treating vision problems, was named the Innovator of the Year for startup companies during the 10th annual Arizona Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards.

Tags: arizona commerce authority, arizona technology council, bioinspire, governor’s celebration of innovation awards, yolia health
Nov 14, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Regents seek $1B; C-Path receives grant; BIO5, school district partner

Top bioscience news, November 7-13, 2013: Arizona Board of Regents seek $1B in bonds; C-Path receives $2M grant from FDA; UA BIO5 partners with Sunnyside district

Tags: actus biotechnologies, arizona board of regents, asu, bio5 institute, blood testing, c-path, cholla high, entrepreneurship, guayule rubber, innovation, nau, occupational therapy, phoenix biomedical campus, sgb inc., stem, sunnyside unified school district, ua, yulex
Nov 12, 2013

C-Path receives $2 million grant to help streamline product approval

The Critical Path Institute has received a $2 million grant from the Food and Drug Administration to streamline the process to evaluate and approve new medical products.

Tags: cdisc, cfast, critical path institute, fda
Nov 07, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Scottsdale Cure Corridor; Innovation Challenge; Early cancer detection

Top bioscience news, October 30-November 5, 2013: Scottsdale’s Cure Corridor takes on cancer; Fall 2013 Arizona Innovation Challenge names semifinalists; Provista seeks cancer detection solutions 

Tags: arizona commerce authority, asu, biodesign institute, cancer, cure corridor, garrett cale smith, innovation challenge, iplant collaborative, mary koithan, nasseo inc, provista diagnostics inc, rapid fire pitch, stem, tech parks arizona, tie arizona, ua, university of arizona college of nursing, university research parks
Oct 31, 2013

Biozona Weekly: SynDaver Phoenix expansion; Tech transfer success; Transplant medicine project

Top bioscience news, October 24-30, 2013: SynDaver Labs to expand to Phoenix; Tech Launch Arizona helping startups; UA working on transplant medicine project

Tags: affordable care act, biotech, desert auto works, donor organs, flagstaff, ken johnson, mrsa, scc, stem, syndaver labs, tech launch arizona, tgen, tgen cloud, ua
Oct 24, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Quayle joins TGen Foundation; ASU STEM grant; Bionic Man

Top bioscience news, October 12-23, 2013: Former VP Dan Quayle joins TGen Foundation board; ASU awarded $11.6M federal STEM grant; Heart of ‘bionic man’ came from Tucson

Tags: asu, bionic man, dan quayle, machine solutions, nau-yuma, research, stem, syncardia systems, telemedicine, tgen, tgen north, tucson
Oct 18, 2013

Biozona Weekly: New TGen clinic; Accelerate Diagnostics growth; DNA identification system

Top bioscience news, October 7-17, 2013: TGen opens Center for Rare Childhood Disorders; Rapid growth of Accelerate Diagnostics driving innovation; Bioscience professor presents portable, speedy DNA identification system

Tags: accelerate diagnostics, center for rare childhood disorders, convoy therapeutics, dna identification, frederic zenhausern, jennifer smestad, miss arizona, tgen, tucson business park, ua, venture west
Oct 10, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Top tech legislators; Haeger, Hart interviews; STEM conference

Top bioscience news, October 4-8, 2013: Groups name top tech legislators; Haeger, Hart talk about NAU, UA; STEM conference debuts in Mesa

Tags: ann weaver hart, arizona commerce authority, arizona pain specialists, arizona technology council, asu, gillian ferris, john haeger, nau, stem, stem cells, ua
Oct 09, 2013

UA-led team awarded $8 million to study algae biofuel

A partnership led by the University of Arizona was awarded a federal grant of $8 million over four years to research how algae can be grown year-round in different climates.

Tags: algae biofuel, doe, regional algal feedstock testbed, ua
Oct 03, 2013

Biozona Weekly: BioAccel Solutions Challenge; HTG Molecular instrument; Manufacturing grant

Top bioscience news, September 23-October 2, 2013: BioAccel invests in medical solutions; HTG Molecular speeds up genetic testing; ASU, GPEC get federal grant

Tags: abraxane, amanda grimes, asu, azbio, bioaccel, cancer, desarrollo, entrepreneurs, federal grant, genetic testing, gpec, health care, heliae development, htg molecular diagnostics, incubator, phoenix flight program, treo
Sep 26, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Mayo Clinic launches biobank; Scientist talks zombies; AZ Fast Grant recipients announced

Top bioscience news, September 20-25, 2013: Mayo Clinic launches biobank focused on Latinos; Scientist talks zombies at NAU; AZ Commerce Authority names 20 AZ Fast Grant recipients

Tags: asu, az commerce authority, az fast grants, azbio, biobank, carl wieman, flagstaff festival of science, health care, linda hunt, mayo clinic, mountain park health center, nacet, nau, nobel prize winner, robert kellar, science foundation arizona, syncardia systems, tgen, zombies
Sep 20, 2013

NSF renews $50M grant to UA-based biology data collaborative

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $50 million renewal grant to a multi-institution collaborative headquartered at the University of Arizona's BIO5 Institute to create a national cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences.

Tags: bio5 institute, cyberinfrastructure, iplant collaborative, nsf, ua
Sep 19, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Major Alzheimer’s study; Cure Corridor; Concussion research

Top bioscience news, September 11-19, 2013: Banner Alzheimer’s Institute receives $33M for study; Scottsdale introduces Cure Corridor; ASU football players take part in concussion study

Tags: alzheimer's, alzheimer's prevention registry, asu, banner alzheimer's institute, burton barr central library, cure corridor, eric reiman, mark engelman, mayo clinic, ovarian cancer, pierre tariot, riddell, scottsdale healthcare, stem cells, tgen, ua
Sep 19, 2013

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute awarded $33 million federal grant to test new drug

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix has been awarded a $33 million federal grant for a new study that will test an experimental drug on people who are at the greatest risk of developing Alzheimer’s with hopes of discovering a treatment to prevent the disease.

Tags: alzheimer’s disease, alzheimer’s prevention registry, banner alzheimer’s institute, eric reiman, nih
Sep 13, 2013

Drug combination tested in metro Phoenix approved to treat pancreatic cancer

A new drug combination tested in metro Phoenix to treat late-stage pancreatic cancer was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after showing the combination of Abraxane and gemcitabine helped 35 percent of patients live at least one year.

Tags: abraxane, daniel von hoff, gemcitabine, pancreatic cancer, scottsdale healthcare, tgen
Sep 12, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Cancer drug approved; Bioscience potential; New biomedical campus projects

Top bioscience news, September 6-11, 2013: Cancer drug combo tested in Phoenix area approved; Bioscience research has great potential for state; Phoenix Biomedical Campus launching new projects

Tags: arizona biomedical corridor, asu, bioscience research, casa verde charter high school, congressman ron barber, labcorp, pancreatic cancer, phoenix biomedical campus, stem, transfer act, yuma regional cancer center
Sep 09, 2013

Arizona SciTech Festival hosts kick-off conference

The Arizona SciTech Festival hosted its kick-off conference on Sept. 4 in Scottsdale, featuring panels, speakers and a chance to collaborate in preparation for the upcoming five-week festival planned in February and March.

Tags: arizona scitech festival