Arizona Bioscience News: New UA bioscience facility; GPEC international delegation; Banner Health expansions; Venture Madness

June 27, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

Phoenix City Council signs off on $20M funding for new UA bioscience facility / Arizona Republic

The University of Arizona is set to receive more than $20 million in funding over the next several years for its latest biomedical center, the Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies, or CAMI, scheduled to break ground this fall at Phoenix Bioscience Core.

Nevada biotech company joins UArizona accelerator program / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

CellMedics Inc., a Las Vegas-based biotech company, is expanding operations to Oro Valley this fall after winning a coveted spot in the University of Arizona Center for Innovation’s accelerator program.

Phoenix hosts delegation of biomedical, climate tech leaders / Phoenix Business Journal

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council hosted a delegation of eight international biomedical and climate technology companies over two days this month for them to learn about potential business expansion opportunities in Arizona.

Banner Health has $1 billion in construction projects planned, including new hospitals / Phoenix Business Journal

Banner Health is moving forward on more than $1 billion in projects over the next several years including a new north Scottsdale hospital campus featuring a Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, a Tucson rehab hospital, and expansions to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale and Banner Estrella Medical Center in west Phoenix. Read more: Banner Health CEO reflects on how the medical landscape has changed over his career

NAU camp aims to get more indigenous students into health care / Arizona’s Family

High schoolers from the Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation are spending a week at Northern Arizona University this summer with the hope more indigenous students will choose to enter health care professions in medically underserved areas. 

My View: Why Venture Madness is a vital cog in Arizona’s startup community / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Hamid Shojaee, founder and CEO of Savvy Trader and a Venture Madness board member, writes that the Venture Madness Conference, supported by the Arizona Commerce Authority, has been instrumental in nurturing the state’s vibrant startup ecosystem including the successes of WebPT and EVisit. Read moreArizona Commerce Authority survives debate, approved through 2029

Upcoming Events:

September 12: Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium 2024 Annual Scientific Conference
September 16: Leading Women: Biotech and Beyond
September 18: 2024 AZBio Awards
September 18-19: 2024 White Hat Investor Conference
September 20: Voice of the Patient

Arizona Bioscience News will return on July 11