Arizona Bioscience News: Rowpar Pharmaceuticals keeps growing; Scottsdale Cure Corridor event set; TGen receives $1M for pancreatic cancer research

November 30, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

Breaking the stigma surrounding epilepsy: How surgery can cure the disorder / Becker’s Hospital Review

The Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital treats children and adults with epilepsy, including offering a brain operation known as epilepsy surgery.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital translates cancer treatments using 3D printing / 3D Printing Industry

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is equipped with a 3D Innovation Lab, providing access to the latest visualization and quantification technologies that can be applied to the diagnosis and treatment of a number of complicated conditions.

Intergalactic Probiotics / Daily Wildcat

The NASA-funded lab at the University of Arizona’s Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine has developed a way to test how the human gut will react to cosmic radiation in space, mimicking the entire micro-environment of the human gastrointestinal system.

Rowpar taps oncology market with oral care products / Phoenix Business Journal

Scottsdale-based Rowpar Pharmaceuticals Inc., makers of Closys, which uses chlorine dioxide to help reduce harmful bacteria in mouths, has received 10 patents in the past two years and won an Arizona BioIndustry Association award in October.

Scottsdale hosts Cure Corridor talks focused on 21st Century healthcare model / Scottsdale Independent

The fifth annual Cure Corridor event set for Dec. 8 in Scottsdale is designed to bring awareness to the many important developments in the bioscience and health care industries in Scottsdale and across the nation.

Sabga Foundation pledges $1M toward TGen pancreatic cancer research / Phoenix Business Journal

The John E. Sabga Foundation has pledged $1 million to fund a clinical trial led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute to test new treatments for pancreatic cancer.

UA celebrates ‘topping off’ ceremony for new health sciences building / Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona’s new Health Sciences Innovation Building, a $165 million, 220,000-square-foot building under construction on the west side of the Arizona Health Sciences Campus in Tucson, had its last steel beam hoisted into place.

Arizona students take part in STEM adventure / KGUN

About 1,000 students in fourth through eighth grades explored different areas of science, technology, engineering and math at Pima Community College’s Northwest campus as part of the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation’s annual educational outreach. Read more: Kids STEM fair focuses on diversity

The struggle to land VC money is real / Phoenix Business Journal

While the Phoenix area has seen some amazing growth in the number of startups launching, one of the biggest challenges is they don’t have many former leaders reaching back to help out.

UA Regents approve $8 million bond for veterinary program in Oro Valley / Tucson Local Media

The Arizona Board of Regents approved the University of Arizona’s $8 million bond to refurbish and renovate a 30-year-old building in Oro Valley for its veterinary medicine program.