Arizona Bioscience News: Flinn Foundation awards bio startups; UArizona to break ground at tech park; Chandler Innovations seeks high-school entrepreneurs

February 21, 2020

By Matt Ellsworth

6 bioscience startups picked for entrepreneurship program / AZ Big Media

Six Arizona-based bioscience startups selected for the 2020 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program will receive $30,000 in funding support through a nonprofit partner, a personalized plan to help advance the company, and connections with the state’s bioscience and policy leaders.

ASU researchers in Tempe use virus deadly to rabbits to kill cancer cells /

Arizona State University Biodesign Institute researchers are in the pre-clinical stage of turning the myxoma virus that is deadly to rabbits into a tool that can kill multiple myeloma in humans. Read more: ASU scientist one step closer to finding a cure to cancer

UA to break ground on first tech-focused building at south-side tech park / Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona will lease space in a new tech-oriented building at The Bridges development that will include the offices for Tech Launch Arizona, the university’s technology commercialization arm, and the UArizona Center for Innovation business incubator and its client startups.

HonorHealth doctor performs first skin-puncture bypass in Arizona / AZ Big Media

A HonorHealth physician became the first doctor in Arizona to perform a skin puncture bypass procedure, kicking off an intensive clinical trial which could lead to FDA approval for the procedure as early as next year.

Chandler business incubator eyes high schools / Ahwatukee Foothills News

Chandler Innovations recently hosted high schoolers working on a STEM project for detecting heatstroke, and are hoping to attract more students for a 12-week program with experienced entrepreneurs and business strategists who will guide them towards realizing their vision.

Upcoming Events

Feb. 26: 5th annual ABRC-Flinn Research Conference, Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Phoenix

Feb. 27: 2020 Symposium on Health Sector Supply Chain, Arizona State University, Tempe

Feb. 28: BIO5 Inspiring Women in STEM, University of Arizona, Tucson

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