Arizona Bioscience News: HTG Molecular Diagnostics raises $40M; A.T. Still University professor develops antibiotics app; Mesa talks innovation district

January 25, 2018

By brianpowell

This Tucson-based precision medicine firm raised $40.4M to expand R&D efforts / Phoenix Business Journal

Tucson-based HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc., which offers a molecular profiling platform to analyze thousands of genes at a time, raised $40.4 million in a public offering for research and development, working capital and other general corporate expenses. Read more: This Arizona bioscience firm is going back to the public markets to raise $35M

ASU partners with Wexford for Phoenix Biomedical Campus expansion / Downtown Devil

Arizona State University has partnered with Wexford Science and Technology, which builds mixed-use research communities, for the $40 million first phase of the plan to expand the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix which will include a seven-story lab building.

Apple to launch Health Records app with HL7’s FHIR specifications at 12 hospitals / Healthcare IT News (1/24)

Dignity Health, a health system with an Arizona presence, is participating in Apple’s Health Records feature, which will aggregate existing patient-generated data in the Health app with data from a user’s electronic medical record.

A.T. Still University professor develops app to combat overuse of antibiotics / Phoenix Business Journal

A professor at A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Mesa has developed the app Prognosis SOMA: Antibiotics, which uses a game to educate students and clinicians on the appropriate prescription of antibiotics.

TGen, HonorHealth use zebrafish to help fight pancreatic cancer / Fox 10

Zebrafish, which are about 2 inches long and best known as an aquarium pet, may hold the key to surviving one of the most deadliest forms of cancer.

Dr. Pierre Tariot shares latest research information on Alzheimer’s / Scottsdale Independent

Alzheimer’s investigator Dr. Pierre Tariot will share his latest research on the disease on Jan. 31 at the Valley of the Sun JCC, including information regarding prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and the possible impact it could have now and for future generations.

UA science lectures focus on relationship between humans, machines / Arizona Daily Star

The 13th annual University of Arizona College of Science lecture series will explore “Humans, Data and Machines” and the philosophical and ethical questions that arise from the convergence of the three with free lectures on Monday evenings through Feb. 26.

Local leaders discuss the rise of Mesa’s innovation district / Phoenix Business Journal
City, education, and business leaders joined together at the Mesa Arts Center to talk about the rise of Mesa’s innovation district.

Kadima.Ventures hosting STEAM City interactive area at Barrett-Jackson car auction / Phoenix Business Journal

Chandler-based Kadima.Ventures, a collaboration of companies that offers resources to early-stage startups and legacy companies, created an educational STEAM City experience at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction to showcase more than a dozen local companies and their programs.