Arizona Bioscience News: Growing bioscience industry; Navi Nurses; Melanoma TIL treatment; 2024 AZ Inno Fire Awards

May 3, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

Surgeons performing surgery

Arizona’s bioscience industry is the 4th-fastest-growing in the nation. Here’s why. / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

The momentum is continuing for Arizona’s bioscience industry, fueled by a robust network of premier health care and educational institutions as well as innovators in diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, personalized medicine and genomics, medical devices, cancer treatment, telemedicine, neuroscience and more.

Navi Nurses reaches key milestones as Phoenix startup eyes new growth phase / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Navi Nurses, a Phoenix-based concierge nursing startup founded in 2019, is on track to double its revenue this year as it continues to grow its platform in the Valley.

Latest study shows new way to prevent lung cancer from spreading / KJZZ

The vice chair of translational research for the Phoenix Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders authors a study about better ways to treat lung cancer by inserting a protein to help destroy the cells that cause cancer.

New HonorHealth treatment aims to eliminate melanoma with a single blow / AZ Big Media

The HonorHealth Research Institute was the first in Arizona to offer the TIL, or tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, treatment for melanoma under an expanded access protocol and is now the first in Arizona to offer this treatment commercially.

Tucson doctor performs Arizona’s first fetal spina bifida surgery / KOLD

A doctor at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson performed Arizona’s first open fetal surgery to repair spina bifida in a baby.

Here are the Arizona startup finalists for the 2024 AZ Inno Fire Awards / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

The 2024 AZ Inno Fire Awards finalists in Health Care/Bio Tech—startups that are laying down a blazing trail of growth, disruption and innovation—are Movement Interactive of Phoenix, NeoLight of Scottsdale, PayGround of Gilbert, Peerlogic Technologies Inc. of Scottsdale, and Sleep Evolution of Florence.

Upcoming Events:

May 14: Breakthroughs in Blood Biomarkers at Arizona Science Center
May 21: 2024 MedTech Conference
June 3-6: BIO International Convention (San Diego)
June 4-5: 50th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference