Arizona Bioscience News: Phoenix, UA incubator announced; UA researchers working on snakebite therapy; Flagstaff accelerator lands tenant

April 28, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

UA logoTGen researchers turn to canines to better understand valley fever / Arizona Republic

The Translational Genomics Research Institute is collecting data on breeds of dogs diagnosed with valley fever or exposed to the fungus with the hope it will provide information about how the disease affects both dogs and people.

Star 200: Ventana’s companion tests drive growth / Arizona Daily Star

Southern Arizona’s bioscience sector showed some job gains in 2015, led by Oro Valley’s Ventana Medical Systems, while several small biotech startups also grew.

Downtown Phoenix district targeted as startup hub / Arizona Republic

The city of Phoenix will partner with the University of Arizona to launch an incubator on the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus that would give expertise to scaling health-care, medical-device and bio-startup companies, according to Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, while the city also plans to designate a downtown Innovation District.

These eight AZ startups raised $20.85 million this quarter / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona startups, including biotechnology companies, saw eight venture-capital deals worth $20.85 million this quarter, according to a new report.

Flagstaff Accelerator has first tenant after 4 months / Arizona Daily Sun

The Flagstaff Business Accelerator has landed its first tenant. The 28,000-square-foot facility, which includes 25 offices, six labs and three light-manufacturing spaces, is run by the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.

UA College of Medicine developing snakebite therapy / Arizona Public Media

University of Arizona researchers are working on a therapy that could be carried in ambulances or included in first-aid kits for hikers and campers to administer after a rattlesnake bite.

Inspired by nature, NAU scientists work to develop a better bionic leg / KNAU

A group of scientists at Northern Arizona University is testing an algorithm to make a computerized bionic ankle act like a real leg.

Arizona welcomes international technology leaders / KJZZ

Technology and innovation leaders from around the world visited Arizona—including universities and companies—with an eye toward collaboration and business, and public-private partnerships. Read also: Leaders from 24 countries get taste of Yuma agriculture at ACE event