Arizona Bioscience News: Alzheimer’s researcher to lead Flinn; UArizona research building opens; Intel expansion

April 7, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

Award-winning Alzheimer’s researcher tapped to chair Flinn Foundation / Phoenix Business Journal

Dr. Eric Reiman, CEO of Banner Research and executive director at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, has been named chairman of the Flinn Foundation board of directors, replacing Dr. David Gullen, who is stepping down as chairman after 21 years.

Opening of the Applied Research Building at the University of Arizona / Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona held an open house this week to celebrate the new $85 million, 89,000-square-foot Applied Research Building. Construction started on the facility in 2021.

Take a look inside Intel’s Chandler expansion as feds prepare to award billions for semiconductors / Arizona Republic

Intel showed off construction progress of the $20 billion expansion on its Chandler campus where nearly 30 cranes and thousands of workers are building two new “fabs,” or factories. Read more: Arizona’s $58 billion in manufacturing investments among most in nation

A new COVID-19 booster is coming, but only 12% of Maricopa County residents got the last one / KJZZ

Dr. Nick Staab of Maricopa County’s Department of Public Health talks about a new COVID-19 vaccine that could be available for people 65 years and older or those with weakened immune systems.

2023 AZ Inno Madness champion ekes out a razor-thin victory / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

The 16-company AZ Inno Madness bracket competition, which featured bio and life science startups, was won by Promineo Tech of Peoria. Startups now turn to the 2023 Venture Madness Conference and Expo April 12-13.

Women in STEM see bright future with Building Pathways / KGUN

Building Pathways at the University of Arizona is a $500,000 initiative funded by the National Science Foundation that is hoping to attract more females to science careers.

How Arizona’s technology transfer effort is making a real-world impact / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

The Arizona Commerce Authority says Arizona’s universities and research institutions are at the leading edge of technology transfer—the commercialization of inventions that once existed only inside a university lab, hospital setting, or research organization.

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April 13: 8th Annual Arizona Cord Blood Conference

April 18: AZBioPEERS: How Treasury Management Impacts Your Business

April 19: The Latest Progress of the Biosciences in Arizona