Arizona Bioscience News: Mayo Clinic’s Discovery Oasis; TGen’s Alzheimer’s finding; New Valleywise medical facility

March 2, 2023

By brianpowell

Mayo Clinic set to start work on 120-acre Phoenix biotech innovation hub / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Mayo Clinic has submitted its zoning application with the city of Phoenix to develop Discovery Oasis, a 120-acre medical and research campus adjacent to its hospital at 56th Street and Loop 101 in north Phoenix which will include advanced research and development, medical equipment manufacturing, and outpatient treatment facilities.

Six Arizona startups selected for Flinn Foundation bioscience entrepreneurship program / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Six early-stage Arizona bioscience startups—EMR Data Cloud, The Patient Company, Reference Medicine, Televeda, Delta Development Team, and TheraCea Pharma—represent the 10th cohort of the Flinn Foundation’s bioscience entrepreneurship program.

Researchers detail changes in the blood-brain barrier related to Alzheimer’s disease / Neuroscience News

TGen researchers were part of a team that discovered a grape-like structure in the brain called the choroid plexus becomes enlarged and shows increased accumulation of abnormal inflammatory molecular signaling in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Probing what calcium deposits do and don’t reveal about breast cancer/ KJZZ

Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky of Kingman Regional Medical Center is the co-author of a report that found the relationships between diagnosis, prognosis and calcium-phosphorus ratios didn’t hold up, which could offer new targets for screening.

Valley hospital begins countdown to opening of 10-story new medical center / Greater Phoenix In Business

The countdown is underway for the October 2023 grand opening of the new 673,000-square-foot, 10-story Valleywise Health Medical Center at 24th Street and Roosevelt in Phoenix.

My View: Arizona has a growing number of entrepreneur funding sources (really) / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

Dan Mahoney, a partner at Snell & Wilmer LLP and an active angel investor, writes that there exists a significant amount of capital in Arizona available to entrepreneurs and owners of growing businesses–and goes on to list a number of these funds.

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