Arizona Bioscience News: Business leaders call for education, research tax; New Tucson Banner clinic; AZ Innovation Challenge announces finalists

December 14, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

Arizona business leaders announce push for 2020 education tax election / Arizona Republic

Proposition 301, which includes a component to fund bioscience research at Arizona’s universities and expires in 2021, has the full attention of a coalition of CEOs who would like to extend and expand the tax. Read also: Arizona business leaders draft referendum to keep Prop 301 funding alive, improve education in the state

TGen poised to create early detection test for pancreatic cancer / AZ Big Media

A group of the nation’s premier cancer researchers, including the Translational Genomics Research Institute, have secured a $5.13 million federal grant to develop an early detection system for pancreatic cancer, the nation’s third-leading cause of cancer-related death.

Banner-University rolls out state-of-the-art outpatient facility / Inside Tucson Business

Banner–University Medicine North, a new $100 million outpatient clinic in Tucson scheduled to open later this month, is designed to replace the dated infrastructure of Banner–University Medical Center Tucson. Read also: Free public preview of $100 million Banner clinic set for Monday

See the 10 finalists in the fall 2017 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge / Phoenix Business Journal

Four early-stage bioscience companies are among the 10 finalists for the Fall 2017 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge, where the winner can receive up to $250,000.

TGen helps develop new test to diagnose valley fever / KJZZ

Translational Genomics Research Institute and DxNA representatives talk about a new test cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that will provide a valley fever diagnosis in one day. Read also: TGen helps create accurate new valley fever test