Arizona Bioscience News: TGen to lead clinical trials; Innovation Challenge names semifinalists; BioInspire welcomes new companies

April 14, 2016

By brianpowell

TGenTGen researchers swing for grand slam with pancreatic cancer clinical trials / Phoenix Business Journal

Translational Genomics Research Institute is leading two clinical research trials–to be held at HonorHealth in Scottsdale—to pair new combinations of drugs to shrink pancreatic tumors.

AZ Commerce Authority names 25 semifinalists in latest Innovation Challenge / Phoenix Business Journal

Ten biotech and life sciences companies are among the 25 semifinalists announced for the Arizona Commerce Authority’s Spring 2016 Innovation Challenge, a biannual business plan competition in which an early-stage company can earn up to $250,000.

Peoria establishes first biomedical incubator / Fox 10

BioInspire, a public-private partnership between the city of Peoria and BioAccel, has welcomed three new companies to the biomedical-device business-development accelerator. Read also: Peoria’s BioInspire welcomes new companies

Arizona Commerce Authority hosts international group for innovation tour / Phoenix Business Journal

The Americas Competitiveness Exchange featuring 50 high-level officials from 24 countries were in Arizona for a tour of innovation hubs across the state, including technology centers, startup resources, campuses, federal laboratories and public-private partnership ventures. Read also: International leaders learning more about Arizona’s economy

Growing Arizona bioscience industry faces challenges / Cronkite News

Arizona’s bioscience industry continues to grow with increases in jobs and wages, but a small venture-capital stream and declining research funding pose challenges, according to a new report.

Univ. of Arizona participating in infant infections research / Arizona Daily Star

University of Arizona medical researchers are participating in a nationwide study to find an improved way to better treat infants with serious infections.