Arizona Bioscience News: ASU patents and startups; Regenerative agriculture; Alzheimer’s research

November 30, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

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Arizona State University ranks high in national survey of inventions, patents and startups / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

A new report examining 2022 data reported by 180 U.S. universities and research institutions without medical schools ranked Arizona State University in the top five in all four of its categories: inventions disclosed, patent licenses and option deals closed, U.S. patents secured and startups launched.

How Maricopa startup Biodel AG aims to revolutionize the agriculture industry / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Biodel AG, a Maricopa-based regenerative agriculture startup which makes products that help farmers improve soil health, is ready for a growth spurt after raising a new round of funding and participating in a global pitch competition.

15 finalists picked for ACA’s Arizona Innovation Challenge / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

BioBolt Medical, Dx4Liver Inc., MiiCare, and PathogenDx are the four companies in the bio and life sciences named among the 15 finalists for the Arizona Commerce Authority’s Arizona Innovation Challenge that will connect its winners with serial entrepreneurs, top executives, and experts.

‘The future is now’: Progress made in fight against Alzheimer’s disease / KGUN

Arizona leads the nation in the number of new cases of Alzheimer’s disease, but research at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Tucson and Phoenix will hopefully bring change.

Mosquito-borne illness is up in Arizona. This ASU scientist focuses on making new control methods / KJZZ

As mosquito-borne diseases have become more of a concern in Arizona over the past several years, Arizona State University scientists are raising concern about one of the ways we try to control mosquitos: insecticide.

TGen’s MindCrowd initiative to gather data on brain aging / Arizona PBS

TGen’s MindCrowd initiative, an internet-based study of the brain, will be going mobile across Arizona with a specialized trailer and MRI machine designed to gather more data from Arizona residents about brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease.

Cherokee professor inducted into National Academy of Medicine / Cherokee Phoenix

Julie Baldwin, a regents’ professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Northern Arizona University and a Cherokee Nation scholar, has been inducted into the National Academy of Medicine based in part on her research addressing HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention with an emphasis on Indigenous youth.

Arizona’s approach to innovation brings medical technology ideas to life / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

Arizona Venture Development Corporation President and CEO Andy Lombard and Banner Health’s Director of Innovation Partnerships Steven Lindsey and Medical Director of Clinical Innovation Russell Horton write that Arizona’s transformation in its approach to innovation will require public and private support to sustain its momentum.

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