Arizona Bioscience News: Valley fever talk in DC; Journey Medical’s license fee; UArizona cancer research

September 14, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

Rob Gronkowski teams up with Rep. David Schweikert on valley fever vaccine for dogs / Arizona Republic

Rep. David Schweikert teamed up with four-time Super Bowl champ and former University of Arizona star Rob Gronkowski in Washington, D.C. this week to lead a discussion of Valley fever to bring awareness of the illness and, ideally, spur the development of a cure.

Scottsdale pharmaceutical firm secures $19M exclusive license fee / Phoenix Business Journal

Journey Medical Corp., a Scottsdale-based pharmaceutical company, entered into an exclusive license agreement with a Japanese firm to develop and commercialize its Qbrexza treatment for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, in several Asian countries.

U of A cancer researcher awarded $400,000 grant / Arizona Daily Star

A researcher at the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center has received a $400,000 grant to support his work into childhood leukemia and other blood-related cancers.

Valley researchers working to use AI to improve lives / ABC 15

An Arizona State University project aimed at helping people who are blind or low vision and the Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute are studying ways to advance the work of artificial intelligence for social good.

Banner Health first in country to utilize new innovative therapy for atrial fibrillation / AZ Big Media

Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix is the first hospital in the United States to use the POLARx Cryoablation System to treat patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, an intermittent form of atrial fibrillation which causes an irregular, abnormally fast heart rate.

BioTech company expands to UA / Arizona Public Media

Strike Photonics, Inc., which uses semiconductor technology to create advanced product solutions in biotechnology and other areas, has announced plans to expand to the University of Arizona Tech Park.

University of Arizona lands $30M grant to create sound research, technology center / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

The National Science Foundation awarded the University of Arizona a $30 million grant to establish the New Frontiers of Sound Science and Technology Center, which comes with an additional $30 million funding option over five years.

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