Arizona Bioscience News: Bioscience growth areas; Goodyear cancer center; Flinn Foundation bioscience exhibit

June 14, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

Flinn Foundation-sponsored study identifies three bioscience growth areas to advance innovation and economic growth in greater Phoenix / Flinn Foundation

A new study of the Phoenix area’s bioscience ecosystem has identified three areas poised for rapid growth and global impact at the Phoenix Bioscience Core and in surrounding regional hubs of research and innovation—precision oncology/medicine; digital health, weartech and medtech; and translational neurosciences.

New cancer center in Goodyear includes women’s center, supportive care services / Arizona Republic

Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers has opened up its largest location in Goodyear, replacing its Avondale location, where services will be available for chemotherapy, radiation treatment, CT scans, research and supportive care services like genetic counseling and social work.

Growing through adversity: Valley entrepreneur Justin Bayless releases new book / Phoenix Business Journal

Longtime Valley minority entrepreneur and businessman Justin Bayless—whose family founded Bayless Integrated Healthcare—has released a new book offering insights into the dynamics of business growth and leadership amid a path lined with adversity.

Heard at BIO 2024: Arizona is amazing / AZ Big Media

Joan Koerber-Walker, president and CEO of Arizona Bioindustry Association, spoke with investors, companies, family offices, industry leaders, and international organizations to share what’s happening in Arizona at the 2024 BIO International Convention. In meeting after meeting a theme emerged—what’s happening in Arizona is amazing.

Breaking barriers and improving access: Providers hopeful that cervical cancer self-test will increase screening rates / Cronkite News

Arizona health providers hope the new Food and Drug Administration-approved cervical cancer self-test will make screenings more accessible and decrease cervical cancer rates.

Here are 7 things Arizonans need to know about the new KP.3 variant of COVID-19 / Arizona Republic

A new variant of COVID-19 called KP.3 is on the rise in the U.S. and has been detected in Arizona, but is not expected to cause a summer surge.

Flinn Foundation seeks artists for new bioscience exhibition / Flinn Foundation

The Flinn Foundation and Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance are seeking a call for artist entries for an original bioscience gallery exhibition, “From Micro to Macro,” at the Flinn Foundation building. Submissions are due July 19, and the exhibition will run from August through January 2025.

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