Arizona Bioscience News: Bioelectric antimicrobial bandage; NAU nursing labs; Arizona long COVID

April 19, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

Dot Compliance raises $17.5M to scale software for life sciences industry / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Phoenix-based Dot Compliance announced it closed a $17.5 million series B extension round to “double down” on its AI-powered quality management system for life sciences organizations.

Fountain Hills medical device firm unveils FDA-cleared OTC bioelectric bandage / Phoenix Business Journal

Fountain Hills-based Vomaris Innovations Inc. unveiled its bioelectric antimicrobial bandage, powered by patented microcell battery technology embedded directly within the bandage, to help heal wounds faster than traditional bandages.

TGen study finds liver disease genetic drivers / Arizona Daily Sun

A Translational Genomics Research Institute, part of City of Hope, study shows identified genes that appear to drive the progression of two liver diseases.

NAU combats nursing shortage with new nursing labs / Arizona PBS

The NAU School of Nursing is unveiling new simulation labs for nursing students and other changes to help alleviate Arizona’s nursing shortage.

UA professor has a plan to help prevent nurses from developing work-related asthma / KJZZ

Through the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institutes of Health granted $750,000 to University of Arizona professor Amanda Wilson to help prevent nurses from developing work-related asthma.

Arizona long COVID cases numbers among worst in nation / AZ Big Media

An estimated 18% of Arizonans have experienced long COVID, a condition broadly defined by symptoms that continue to develop weeks, months or years after an acute COVID-19 infection, which is about 3% higher than the national average.

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