Arizona Biosciences News

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
Sep 05, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Locker room robot; SciTech Festival conference; Rare disease study

Top bioscience news, August 29-September 4, 2013: Concussion study uses robot during football games; SciTech Festival holds kickoff conference; TGen begins exploring rare disease

Tags: 3-d mammography, Lattie Coor, arizona scitech festival, asu, banner health, concussions, gcu, mayo clinic, multiple system atrophy disease, nau, nursing, robot, tgen
Sep 05, 2013

AZBio announces 2013 award winners

The Arizona Bioindustry Association has announced the winners of its 2013 AZBio awards, which will be presented to the state’s leading educators, innovators and companies at an Oct. 10 luncheon at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Tags: amanda grimes, azbio, azbio gala awards luncheon, iron horse diagnostics, leslie boyer, linda hunt, mayor john w. lewis, nasseo, thomas m. grogan, yulex corporation
Aug 29, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Innovation winners; Stem cell lab; STEM educators

Top bioscience news, August 20-29, 2013: Arizona Technology Council announces winners; Mayo to open stem cell lab; Rural STEM educators receive training

Tags: arizona science center, arizona technology council, asu, center for world-class universities, economy, gov. jan brewer, india, innovation, mayo clinic, shanghai jiao tong university, skin cancer institute, stem, stem cell, ua, yuma county
Aug 23, 2013

Biozona Weekly: India trade mission; HealthTell funding; Flagstaff manufacturing

Top bioscience news, August 16-21, 2013: Governor leads India trade mission; HealthTell lands $4M in funding; Flagstaff manufacturing is high-tech

Tags: arizona commerce authority, arizona innovation challenge, asu, bioscience, cancer, crowdfunding, flagstaff chamber of commerce, global cancer diagnostics, gov. jan brewer, healthtell inc., india, nacet, trade
Aug 05, 2013

Arizona Biomedical Corridor receives interest from major developer

The Arizona Biomedical Corridor near Phoenix’s Mayo Clinic Hospital received a boost when KUD International LLC submitted a bid to buy 225 acres of state trust land to be used for new health services that would expand the state’s bioscience industry.

Tags: arizona biomedical corridor, kud international, mayo clinic
Aug 05, 2013

Pioneer cancer researcher retires as UA Cancer Center director

Dr. David S. Alberts, M.D., a prominent cancer researcher who has led the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson since 2005, is retiring from his position and will be replaced by interim director Anne Cress, a researcher who has served at the center since 1987.

Tags: anne cress, david alberts, ua cancer center, ua college of medicine
Aug 05, 2013

C-Path Alzheimer’s tool achieves rare FDA, EMA support

Critical Path Institute’s new disease simulation tool for improving clinical trial design for mild and moderate Alzheimer’s disease has been favorably received by both U.S. and European regulatory bodies.

Tags: alzheimer’s disease, critical path institute, european medicines agency, fda
Aug 02, 2013

Biozona Weekly: UA hires interim cancer center director; Panel backs lung cancer screening; Medicis moving to New Jersey

Top bioscience news, July 26-31, 2013: UA hires interim cancer center director; Panel backs lung cancer screening; Medicis moving to New Jersey

Tags: anne e. cress, banner, cancer center, cancer screening, crowdfunding, ethan holliday, lung cancer, medicis, phoenix biomedical campus, propel arizona, tgen, ua
Jul 18, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Arizona Biomedical Corridor a positive for state; Science Foundation Arizona makes impact; ASU researching nicotine vaccine

Top bioscience news, July 3-16, 2013: Arizona Biomedical Corridor a positive for state; Science Foundation Arizona makes impact; ASU researching nicotine vaccine

Tags: asu, az biomedical corridor, battelle, grand canyon university, grants, kud international, mayo clinic, michael mobley, nicotine vaccine, sfaz, stem, tech, tgen, tgen research institute
Jul 05, 2013

Ventana, TGen reach agreement to develop markers to treat cancer

Tucson-based Ventana Medical Systems Inc. and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix will work together to discover and develop diagnostic markers for treating cancer, starting with pancreatic cancer.

Tags: diagnostic markers, tgen, ventana medical systems
Jul 05, 2013

Two bio firms among ACA Innovation Challenge winners

The Arizona Commerce Authority announced the six winners of its Spring 2013 Arizona Innovation Challenge at the inaugural Innovation Arizona summit in Tempe, including two bioscience companies that will receive $250,000 each to help grow their business.

Tags: arizona commerce authority, bioscience, innovation challenge
Jul 05, 2013

UA selected for competitive nationwide STEM initiative

The University of Arizona is one of only eight institutions in the nation to be selected and funded under a major, nationwide initiative designed to greatly enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

Tags: stem, ua
Jun 17, 2013

SFAz to give $15M to rural schools for science and math education

Science Foundation Arizona will commit $15 million over the next three years to help improve math and science education in the state's rural schools, using funds from an anonymous donor who asked the Phoenix nonprofit to examine the needs of educators in the state's rural counties.

Tags: science foundation arizona, stem education
Jun 13, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Innovation Challenge winners announced; Boy receives cord blood transplant; Science Foundation Arizona commits $15M to rural STEM education

Top bioscience news, May 21-June 12, 2013: Innovation Challenge winners announced; Boy receives cord blood transplant; Science Foundation Arizona commits $15M to rural STEM education 

Tags: abrc, arizona commerce authority, arizona innovation challenge, arizona public cord program, az furnace, banner md anderson, peoria, science foundation arizona, stem, transplant, ua, yulex