Arizona Biosciences News

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

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
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
May 24, 2013

Raymond DuBois to keynote AZBio Expo 2013

Arizona State University’s renowned cancer expert Raymond DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., who was named executive director of the Biodesign Institute last year, will be the keynote speaker at the Arizona Bioindustry Association’s AZBio Expo 2013, the state’s annual premier bioscience event.


Tags: arizona bioindustry association, azbio expo 2013, paul gosar, raymond dubois
May 16, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Heliae expanding algae business; TGen, helmet-maker team up for concussion study; Regenesis Biomedical names CEO

Top bioscience news, May 10-16, 2013: Heliae expanding algae business; TGen, helmet-maker team up for concussion study; Regenesis Biomedical names CEO

Tags: algae, bioaccel, heliae, pancreatic cancer, regenesis biomedical, riddell, scott brooks, seena magowitz foundation, srs, tgen, virginia rybski
May 16, 2013

TGen announces partnership with helmet-maker to study concussions

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) of Phoenix and sports-helmet maker Riddell will work together to study athlete concussion detection and treatment with hopes of developing safer helmets and improving player monitoring technology.

Tags: barrow neurological institute, concussions, riddell, tgen
May 10, 2013

Biozona Weekly: ACA names Innovation Challenge semifinalists; UA hosts Pitch Day; Banner Cancer fund receives $2 million grant

Top bioscience news, April 28-May 9, 2013: ACA names Innovation Challenge semifinalists; UA hosts Pitch Day; Banner Cancer fund receives $2 million grant

Tags: arizona center for innovation, arizona commerce authority, asu, azlabs, banner md anderson cancer center, bioaccel, cancer, maryann guerra, ua, virginia g. piper charitable trust
May 03, 2013

Biozona Weekly: BioInspire company ready for market; Alzheimer's study seeks to reach 1 million; Chandler Innovations incubator update

Top bioscience news, April 19-30, 2013: Biozona Weekly: BioInspire company ready for market; Alzheimer's study seeks to reach 1 million; Chandler Innovations incubator update

Tags: arizona technology council, bioinspire, chandler, hildeez, innovations, insys therapeutics, matt huentelman, mayo clinic, phoenix nap, roger vogel, tgen, vante
Apr 19, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Major health care merger; Tech Launch Arizona creates roadmap; Startups on display

Top bioscience news, April 11-18, 2013: Major health care merger; Tech Launch Arizona creates roadmap; Startups on display

Tags: actus biotechnologies, brain initiative, john c. lincoln, oro valley, scottsdale healthcare, startup arizona, tech launch arizona, ua
Apr 12, 2013

Tech Launch Arizona celebrates grand opening

Tech Launch Arizona, a technology commercialization center at the University of Arizona, in April celebrated its grand opening and new strategic plan.

Tags: commercialization, tech launch arizona, ua
Apr 11, 2013

Biozona Weekly: STEM grants awarded; Bioscience Roadmap developments; Teaching health literacy in high schools

Top bioscience news, March 20-April 11, 2013: STEM grants awarded; Bioscience Roadmap developments; Teaching health literacy in high schools 

Tags: arizona's bioscience roadmap, bio5 institute, brain, fernando martinez, girls leadership academy of arizona, mayo clinic, senestech, stem, ua
Apr 05, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Accelerate's grand opening in Tucson; Queen Creek incubator launches; UA scientist invited to White House

Top bioscience news, March 15-April 4, 2013: Accelerate's grand opening in Tucson; Queen Creek incubator launches; UA scientist invited to White House 

Tags: accelerate, asu, intel craig barrett, michael crow, qc inc., queen creek, ua bio5, vincent fluginiti
Mar 08, 2013

Arizona mayors highlight bioscience efforts

A number of mayors from around the state have recently highlighted bioscience success during their annual “State of the City” addresses, citing research, construction projects, and successful companies within their cities and towns.

Tags: bioinspire, bioscience, chandler innovations, greg stanton, health sciences education building, mayo clinic, nau, phoenix, phoenix biomedical campus, st. joseph’s hospital and medical center, tech launch arizona, tgen, ua, ua cancer center-phoenix
Mar 08, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Mayor highlights biosciences in address; Tax credits pass House; Project grants in danger

Top bioscience news, Feb. 28-March 6, 2013: Mayor highlights biosciences in address; Tax credits pass House; Project grants in danger

Tags: center for entrepreneurial innovation, daniel von hoff, gateway, greg stanton, greg vigdor, nih, science foundation arizona, tgen, walt plosila
Feb 21, 2013

UA Cancer Center-Phoenix celebrates groundbreaking

The ceremonial groundbreaking for the new University of Arizona Cancer Center-Phoenix, a partnership with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, was held Feb. 21 at its future home on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

Tags: phoenix biomedical campus, st. joseph’s hospital and medical center, ua cancer center-phoenix
Feb 20, 2013

Banner Alzheimer's Institute ready to build imaging center

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is ready to construct a new imaging center on its Phoenix campus that will be used for the treatment and research of Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

Tags: alzheimer’s disease, arizona alzheimer’s consortium, banner alzheimer’s institute, eric reiman, nih
Feb 15, 2013

Biozona Weekly: Bioscience leaders talk about successes; ASU wants to hire; SciTech Festival underway

Top bioscience news, Feb. 3-13, 2013: Bioscience leaders talk about successes; ASU wants to hire; SciTech Festival underway

 

Tags: alzheimer's disease, arizona scitech festival, asu, fast grants, john carpten, marty shultz, mayo clinic, michael crow, tgen, treo
Feb 05, 2013

Arizona bioscience jobs continue rapid growth during economic recovery

Arizona’s bioscience sector added jobs at nearly four times the national rate over the past decade and experienced double-digit job growth during the economic recovery, according to a new report from Battelle Technology Partnership Practice that outlines the 2012 progress of Arizona's Bioscience Roadmap.

Tags: arizona's bioscience roadmap, battelle, flinn foundation
Feb 05, 2013

Arizona bioscience jobs continue rapid growth during economic recovery

Arizona’s bioscience sector added jobs at nearly four times the national rate over the past decade and experienced double-digit job growth during the economic recovery, according to a new report from Battelle Technology Partnership Practice that outlines the 2012 progress of Arizona's Bioscience Roadmap.

Tags: arizona's bioscience roadmap, battelle, flinn foundation
Feb 01, 2013

Second annual Arizona SciTech Festival starts Feb. 6

The second annual Arizona SciTech Festival that runs Feb. 6 through March 13 will feature more than 200 expos, workshops, conversations, exhibitions, and tours around the state.

Tags: arizona commerce authority, arizona science center, arizona scitech festival, arizona technology council foundation, asu, stem education, ua