Arizona Bioscience News: TGen seeks cell-therapy manufacturing space; Tucson Medical Center app for virtual visits; Banner Health proposes Chandler hospital

November 8, 2018

By Matt Ellsworth

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Tucson Medical Center launches app for virtual doctor visits / Arizona Daily Star

Tucson Medical Center is the first hospital in Southern Arizona to launch an app, called TMC CareNow,  that will allow a person to visit face-to-face with a doctor over a smartphone.

Banner Health proposes its first Chandler hospital, but some residents don’t want it / Arizona Republic
Banner Health is seeking approval for its first Chandler hospital that will expand a primary care center off Loop 202 into a $155 million, 245,000-square-foot hospital featuring a four-story patient tower, emergency services and a helipad.

Local high schoolers meet molecular and cellular biology / Tucson Weekly

Ten different high schools were represented at a University of Arizona Molecular and Cellular Biology department event where students toured research labs working on cancer research, aging, and neurodegenerative disease.

College executives see improvement in Arizona’s educational reputation / Phoenix Business Journal

In a survey of area higher education providers for the Phoenix Business Journal’s 2018 Colleges and Universities list, school leaders said the state’s educational reputation was on the rise over the past decade.

TGen planning to build a cell therapy manufacturing facility in Phoenix / Arizona Republic

Translational Genomics Research Institute is planning to build a local cell therapy manufacturing facility to improve cancer treatment and increase the number of clinical trials in Phoenix, but the estimated cost, location, and timeline has not yet been announced. Read more: TGen, City of Hope scouring metro Phoenix to build cell therapy manufacturing space

Growing Tucson’s tech industry / Arizona Public Media

Tucson’s tech and startup industries are growing, thanks in part to a supportive environment provided by the University of Arizona and local startup accelerators.