Arizona Bioscience News: Maricopa medical campus; Alzheimer’s studies; UArizona’s Native FORGE

August 25, 2022

By brianpowell

Medical, innovation campus with mix of uses proposed for growing city in Pinal County / Phoenix Business Journal

A 1.6 million-square-foot, $762 million medical and innovation campus proposed for the city of Maricopa would include a life sciences center and sports science academy along with other uses on about 30 acres.

Recruiting people to participate in Alzheimer’s studies is tough. Now, experts have solutions / KJZZ

After a two-year process, a panel of experts led by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute has issued recommendations to accelerate recruitment for Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials.

COVID-19 weekly update: Cases increase by 8,505, with 65 new known deaths / Arizona Republic

Reported COVID-19 cases in Arizona declined by 30% last week to 8,505 and there were 65 new known deaths, while the percentage of tests returning positive for the virus dropped as well.

How summers — and COVID-19 — rob Arizonans of vital sleep / KJZZ

Arizona researchers discuss the factors that can limit our sleep and health, including the human body favoring sleeping at 60-68 degrees, wildfires and high ozone days that can make breathing more difficult, and even the amount of sleep a person gets the night before a vaccine.

New UArizona center to support Native American entrepreneurs / Indian Gaming

The University of Arizona has received a five-year, $500,000 matching federal grant to establish a new center—Native FORGE—to support economic growth in tribal communities in Arizona.

Tucson-based Accelerate Diagnostics to raise $35M in stock offering / Phoenix Business Journal

Accelerate Diagnostics of Tucson, which makes test kits for hospitals and labs to detect the pathogen primarily responsible for sepsis, plans to launch a new public offering of company stock to help bring its products to the commercial market.

Upcoming Events / 

September 13: AZBioPEERS: Getting Ready for Bioscience Week 2022

September 26: Leading Women: Biotech and Beyond

September 27: 2022 STEM & Innovation Summit

September 27: 4th Annual Drug Discovery and Development Summit

September 28: AZAdvances Innovation Showcase

September 28: The AZBio Awards

September 28-29: White Hat Life Science Investor Conference

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