Arizona Bioscience News: Phoenix Bioscience Core; 2024 AZ Inno Fire Awards; Valley Fever; Quantum Quest

June 20, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

Phoenix to vote on $16.5 million and free rent for UA’s bioscience hub downtown / KJZZ

The Phoenix City Council will decide whether to give the University of Arizona $16.5 million, along with free rent, to develop the $265 million Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies, or CAMI, on a 2.5-acre site at Phoenix Bioscience Core. 

Flinn Foundation report identifies bioscience growth areas for Phoenix metro / Phoenix Business Journal

A new analysis commissioned by the Phoenix-based nonprofit Flinn Foundation has found that the Valley’s bioscience sector is prime for fast growth in three key areas — with the downtown Phoenix Bioscience Core as a leading driver.

Critical Path Institute plays a major role in advancing drug development globally / KVOA

Tucson-based Critical Path Institute CEO Klaus Romero and President Kristen Swingle talk about the nonprofit organization’s work to advance drug development as it approaches its 20th anniversary.

Meet the winners of the 2024 AZ Inno Fire Awards / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Some of Arizona’s most innovative startups and their founders were honored at the 2024 AZ Inno Fire Awards, including PayGround in the Health Care/Biotech category and Jasmine Bhatti of Navi Nurses in the Female Founder category.

More people are getting tested for Valley fever in Arizona. This doctor says it’s not enough / KJZZ

The Arizona Department of Health Services says as of mid-June, there were nearly 6,800 confirmed and probable cases of Valley fever reported in Arizona so far this year. A new tool is helping to track the cases.

Tucson summer camp teaches girls to be STEM leaders / Arizona Daily Star

Quantum Quest, a free all-girls camp established in 2022 as a partnership between The Coding School’s Qubit by Qubit, the University of Arizona and Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, hopes to help prepare girls for a future in STEM.

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