Arizona Bioscience News: Banner Health in Scottsdale; HonorHealth radiation study; Final four startups

March 24, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

Banner to build $400 million hospital, cancer center in north Scottsdale / Arizona Republic

Banner Health is planning to build a $400 million hospital and cancer center in north Scottsdale on 48 acres off Loop 101—the four-story Banner Scottsdale Medical Center that is expected to open in 2026 with 106 patient beds. Read moreBanner Health to build $400M hospital campus in Scottsdale

Dignity Health eyes Prasada parcel in Surprise to build new hospital / Phoenix Business Journal

Dignity Health is considering buying a 22-acre parcel in Surprise off Loop 303 to develop a West Valley campus that would include a 502,744-square-foot hospital in three phases, along with a 240,000-square-foot medical office building spanning three floors.

Arizona researchers find way to protect vital frontline healthcare workers / 12 News

A new study released by Arizona researchers from HonorHealth says there’s a better way to protect doctors, nurses and technicians who are exposed to radiation from X-rays used during procedures to treat people with heart disease.

Tucson’s robust technology scene is fueled by innovative collaborations / Inside Tucson Business

Companies such as Delta Development Team and Reglagene are helping to grow the Tucson tech scene with its strong ties to the University of Arizona, especially in the area of biotechnology.

Underdogs stay alive in semifinal round of AZ Inno Madness competition / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

After two rounds of voting in AZ Inno Madness, four Arizona startups remain in contention in the bracket competition that originally included 16 Arizona startups competing against one another.

Arizona lawmakers consider bill to reduce taxes for startup businesses / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

The Arizona Senate has passed a bill to reduce taxes for startups and new businesses with an attenuated tax reduction over the course of the first three years in operation, but it may have little impact on bioscience startups.

ASU receives $91 million grant to construct X-ray laser instrument / KJZZ

The National Science Foundation awarded Arizona State University a research grant of $91 million — the largest ever granted to the university by the agency—that will go toward the development of X-ray laser technology to help scientists conduct research in areas like molecular biology.

Experts in Valley fever say testing has improved, likely a factor in cases increasing / Arizona’s Family

The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting a rise in Valley fever and with improved testing, the state is seeing more cases that cause cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue.

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