Arizona Bioscience News: Caris Life Sciences opens Phoenix lab; Banner Health’s sports medicine center; Clever Health acquires firm

April 28, 2022

By brianpowell

Texas firm opens $45M liquid biopsy laboratory in Phoenix, hiring hundreds / Phoenix Business Journal

Caris Life Sciences is opening a $45 million, 34,000-square-foot liquid biopsy laboratory in Phoenix, where the Texas-based molecular science company plans to fill hundreds of bioscience jobs over the next several months.

Banner Health breaks ground on $54 million sports medicine center in Scottsdale / KTAR

Banner Health broke ground on a $54 million, 80,000-square-foot sports medicine center in Scottsdale that will provide services and specialists for athletes of all levels from youth to professionals.

Scottsdale virtual care platform acquires Iowa firm in $4M deal / Phoenix Business Journal/AZ Inno

Clever Health, a smart virtual care and prescription management platform, closed on the acquisition of Benjamin, a claims integration and medication therapy management company, in a stock deal valued at around $4 million.

Biomimicry builds on ‘nature’s genius.’ Arizona scientists use it to design the future Arizona Republic

With applications ranging from medicine to space robots, biomimicry is behind inventions that range from the simple or elegant to the futuristic or sci-fi.

COVID-19 was again the leading cause of death in Arizona / KJZZ

COVID-19 was the leading cause of death in Arizona in 2021 and throughout the pandemic, while it was the third leading cause of death last year in the U.S. Read more: COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases remain low in Arizona

ASU research leads to better test tech innovations / Phoenix Business Journal/AZ Inno (Op-ed)

Arizona State University researchers are developing innovative testing devices that will be available commercially and applicable not only for COVID-19, but for other infectious diseases as well.

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