Arizona Bioscience News: UA presents concussion app; Venture Madness names Sweet 16; Roadmap committee chair talks bio

February 4, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

ProgressNo funding? Brain drain? These experts debunk myths about the Arizona tech scene / Phoenix Business Journal

Local CEOs and top executives debunk myths about the Arizona tech scene during a technology roundtable at Arizona State University’s SkySong in Scottsdale.

UA team to present concussion app to NCAA / Tucson News Now

The University of Arizona team that created the virtual-reality app “BrainGainz” to help athletes recognize signs of concussion will be presenting its app to NCAA officials in Indianapolis.

Scottsdale neonatal med-tech startup gets $600,000 local seed fund investment / Phoenix Business Journal

NeoLight LLC, a Scottsdale-based medical-device company that designs and develops phototherapy technology to treat and eradicate jaundice in newborn infants, announced it has closed on a $600,000 seed round.

Here are the Venture Madness sweet 16 startups / Phoenix Business Journal

Bioscience startup firms are among the 16 finalists for the Venture Madness early-stage business challenge by Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority, with a live-pitch event set for March where startups will compete for a shared $100,000 prize.

Arizona makes moves to advance bioscience industry / KJZZ

Ron Shoopman, the new chair of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, talks about the advancement of the bioscience industry throughout Arizona.

Valley doctors uncover the mystery of a ‘broken heart’ /

Barrow Neurological Institute and Translational Genomics Research Institute doctors discuss next-generation genome sequencing that allows them to investigate broken heart syndrome in patients.