Arizona Bioscience News: UA’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship names New Venture winners; ASU spinoff could impact medical devices; Banner Health construction

May 3, 2018

By Matt Ellsworth

McGuire New Venture program reaches across UA campus / Arizona Daily Star

A student’s idea to develop a DNA test service to screen people for drug suitability was the competition winner of New Venture Development, a program at the University of Arizona’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship designed to give students the experience of moving an idea to a launch-ready venture.

ASU spinoff Advent Diamond using research to commercialize diamond electronics / Phoenix Business Journal

Growing interest in an Arizona State University professor conducting unique lab-grown diamond research has spurred a spinoff startup to commercialize diamond electronics, such as small-scale power generation for sensors and medical devices.

Banner Health has $1.7B this year in construction projects / Phoenix Business Journal

Banner Health—Arizona’s largest health system, nonprofit and private employer—has 285 construction projects valued at $1.4 billion on its drawing board this year in Arizona including multi-year projects at its two big medical centers in Phoenix and Tucson.

UA researcher part of team effort to remove icky germs from produce / Arizona Daily Star

A University of Arizona researcher, who has shown that using essential oils, plant-based extracts and spice powders in a variety of foods can reduce or eliminate harmful bacteria, will now be part of a team using a federal grant to produce safer melons.

Bringing alternative treatments to other former football players / Fox 10

A Scottsdale wellness center offers stem cell treatments to former football players, war veterans, and others seeking an alternative to surgery for orthopedic ailments.