Arizona Bioscience News: C-Path leads diabetes initiative; Phoenix startup market featured; UA to study airport outbreak responses

March 30, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

Silicon Desert Insider: Creating the next generation of tech entrepreneurs / AZ Big Media

The Peoria Unified School District has launched the Medical, Engineering and Technology (MET) Professional Academy for high-school juniors and seniors who are tech-savvy and desire to learn using an entrepreneurial mindset.

Angel Investment Tax Credit: Too much of a good thing isn’t nearly enough / Arizona Capitol Times (Op-ed)

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Phoenix Forward Bioscience Leadership Council members write that the undeniable success of Arizona’s Angel Investment Tax Credit show that investors and Arizona startup companies haven’t had nearly enough of this pro-business, economy-boosting program.

UA researchers to study airport responses to disease outbreaks / Arizona Daily Star

University of Arizona researchers plan to study legal and public health issues facing airports during outbreaks of infectious diseases such as the Zika virus and Ebola.

Valley docs invest $1M to launch virtual health practice in Phoenix / Phoenix Business Journal

A team of physicians have raised $1 million to launch Akos, a virtual health practice that uses a mobile interface to provide patients access to coordinators and board-certified physicians at all times via a virtual smartphone or tablet consultation.

Ahwatukee med student is ‘matched’ with Maricopa Medical Center / Ahwatukee Foothills News

All 80 members of the 2017 class from the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix were recently matched with hospitals where they will spend the next several years as resident-physicians, including an Ahwatukee resident heading to Maricopa Medical Center.

University of Arizona researcher offers diet tips to help prevent cancer / Arizona Daily Star

The associate director for cancer prevention and control at the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson will give a talk April 6 about diet and cancer as part of the “Bear Down. Beat Cancer” lecture series.

Banner Health breaks ground on $9M clinic in north Phoenix / Phoenix Business Journal

Banner Health has begun construction on an $8.7 million, 29,350-square-foot clinic across from Desert Ridge Corporate Center that will provide primary care services, dermatology services with spa and laser treatments, and X-ray imaging.

10 Phoenix startups making tech bloom in the desert / Geektime

Bioscience startups are among the companies cited as contributing to the hot startup market in Phoenix, which is identified as a city attracting talent away from Silicon Valley.

Critical Path’s new initiative to halt type 1 diabetes / A Sweet Life

The nonprofit Critical Path Institute of Tucson is spearheading a new initiative called the Type 1 Diabetes Consortium (T1D Consortium) focused on research to slow and halt the progression of type 1 diabetes.