Arizona Bioscience News: BioAccel wins $50K grant; McKesson to expand; Yuma’s new Alzheimer’s village

September 15, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

bioaccel_logoCalifornia health care, tech firm building $38M, 2,000 worker regional operations center on tribal land in Phoenix area / Phoenix Business Journal

McKesson, a health care pharmacology, technology and supply vendor, is boosting its Valley presence with a $38 million, 271,000-square-foot office complex in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

TGen developing test to detect, prevent hospital acquired infections / KJZZ

Jolene Bowers, a post-doctoral fellow in TGen’s Pathogen Genomics Division in Flagstaff, talks about a test for detecting and preventing hospital acquired infections.

BioAccel wins $50,000 federal growth accelerator funding grant / Phoenix Business Journal

BioAccel was selected to receive a $50,000 award from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition that will help support development of its business plan and stakeholder network.

Yuma tribe, company propose turning old Kmart into village for Alzheimer’s patients / Arizona Science Desk

In Yuma, a Native American tribe has partnered with a private group to try something different—a self-contained village for dementia patients inside a former 199,000-square-foot Kmart.

High school student spends her days on serious cancer research / East Valley Tribune

The Science Enrichment Program for Students allows about two dozen students to work in a laboratory alongside researchers and doctors on professional-level scientific research at Barrow Neurological Institute, Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona State University, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute.