Arizona Bioscience News: Startups from Phoenix Children’s; EvolvedMD raises $5.4M; Mapping 100K COVID-19 genomes

May 12, 2022

By Jessica Vaile

Phoenix Children’s to spin out 6 startups with help from Coplex / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Phoenix Children’s has entered a new partnership to help develop and spin out some of its ideas into six startups over the next three years by working with Coplex, a venture studio based in Phoenix.

Scottsdale’s EvolvedMD raises $5.4 million to fuel growth, hiring / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Scottsdale-based behavioral health services company EvolvedMD, which brings behavioral health professionals and technology together through a model that focuses on collaboration with primary care providers, has raised $5.4 million during its series A funding round.

Biomarker testing changed her life. Soon more Arizona cancer patients will have access / Arizona Republic

Biomarker or tumor marker testing can help with finding targeted cancer therapy and better treat patients, and a new Arizona law will require all state-regulated insurance in the state to pay for medically necessary biomarker testing.

Arizona scientists have mapped 100,000 coronavirus genomes, but say the work isn’t done / Arizona Republic

Arizona scientists have hit a key milestone: They have sequenced over 100,000 SARS-CoV-2 genomes statewide since the start of the pandemic, enabling health officials and the general public to understand the nature of the threat posed by the virus, including characteristics of each variant, like transmissibility and risk to vulnerable populations.

Philadelphia tech startup expanding to Sahuarita / Arizona Daily Star

Steel Jupiter, a tech startup specializing in coatings for masks and filters that help trap viruses like COVID-19, is setting up shop in Sahuarita’s tech park.

AZ COVID-19 cases continue to climb; hospitalizations remain low / KJZZ

COVID-19 cases increased by 5,490 cases this week—the highest caseload in five weeks—but hospitals are not reporting major increases in severe cases and COVID-19 patients occupy less than 2% of inpatient beds, which is near an all-time low.

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