Arizona Biosciences News

Mar 28, 2014

Biozona Weekly: TGen research; Biomarker approval; Commercialization course

Top bioscience news, March 23-27, 2014: TGen research makes strides; Biomarker approved for Alzheimer’s testing; UA offers new commercialization course

Tags: alzheimer's testing, cancer, eller college of management, genome sequencing, inside the reporter's notebook, mayo clinic, ovarian cancer, tallwave capital, tgen, ua, university of arizona college of medicine-phoenix, wyatt decker
Mar 13, 2014

Biozona Weekly: UA research funding; Venture Madness winner; Crow interview

Top bioscience news, March 7-12, 2014: A call for more UA research funding; Pinnacle Transplant Technologies wins Venture Madness; Michael Crow interviewed by Wall Street Journal

Tags: abor, arizona care network, arizona scitech festival, asu, gov. jan brewer, michael crow, phoenix children's care network, pinnacle transplant technologies, ron shoopman, ua, venture madness
Mar 07, 2014

Flinn Foundation report outlines current priorities to benefit Arizona

The Flinn Foundation’s “Action and Impact” report presents the organization’s current grantmaking priorities and activities that are making an impact across Arizona through the biosciences, civic leadership, arts and culture, and the Flinn Scholars program.

Tags: 2014, Action and Impact, arizona center for civic leadership, arts and culture, biosciences, flinn foundation, flinn scholars
Mar 07, 2014

Flinn Foundation report outlines current priorities to benefit Arizona

PHOENIX—The Flinn Foundation has released “Action and Impact,” a report that presents the organization’s current grantmaking priorities and activities across its four program areas.

Tags: 2014, Action and Impact, arizona center for civic leadership, arts and culture, biosciences, flinn foundation, flinn scholars
Mar 07, 2014

Biozona Weekly: Entrepreneur opportunities; STEM celebration; UA Bio Park

Top bioscience news, February 26-March 7, 2014: Entrepreneurs offered work spaces, pitching opportunities; Flagstaff hosts STEM celebration; UA Bio Park looks toward future

Tags: cancer, core institute, entrepreneurs, ez spaces, flagstaff community stem celebration, gcu, john c. lincoln north mountain hospital, nau, radiation exposure, technology summit, ua, ua bio park, venture madness
Feb 28, 2014

Biozona Weekly: Cervical cancer research; Tech Launch Arizona; ALS treatment center

Top bioscience news, February 23-28, 2014: Cervical cancer research could change advanced disease care; Tech Launch Arizona improving startup company pace; ALS treatment center opens at Barrow Neurological Institute

Tags: als, arizona scitech festival, barrow neurological institute, bioscience high school, cervical cancer, mayo clinic, nacet, nau, research, st. joseph's hospital and medical center, tech launch arizona, tgen, ua, university of arizona cancer center, venture madness
Feb 13, 2014

C-Path secures $11.8M grant from Gates Foundation to help tuberculosis drug development

The Critical Path Institute in Tucson has received a three-year, $11.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help in the development of effective drug treatments for tuberculosis.

Tags: bill and melinda gates foundation, critical path institute, critical path to tb drug regimens initiative, tuberculosis
Feb 13, 2014

Biozona Weekly: Governor tours bio firms; TB drug development; Algae technology to ASU

Top bioscience news, February 4-12, 2014: Governor tours bio firms in Oro Valley; Grant to assist tuberculosis drug development; Heliae technology comes to ASU

Tags: algae, applied biologics llc, asu, critical path institute, gov. jan brewer, heliae, medtronic inc., oro valley, pacemaker, sanofi, university of arizona tech parks, ventana medical systems/roche
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
Feb 06, 2014

Biozona Weekly: Venture Madness; New Yulex center; Tallwave competition

Top bioscience news, January 30-February 4, 2014: Venture Madness sets bracket; New Yulex center opening in Chandler; Tallwave competition to benefit health care IT startups

Tags: autism, bioaccel, bioinspire, molecular genetics, muscle disease, tallwave, tgen, ua, ua college of medicine, venture madness, verve medical inc., yulex
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