Biozona Weekly: Arizona Biomedical Corridor a positive for state; Science Foundation Arizona makes impact; ASU researching nicotine vaccine

July 18, 2013

By hammersmith

Researchers developing nicotine vaccine
7/16/13 | State Press | Nicholas Palomino Mendoza

Researchers at ASU may be close to finding a solution to nicotine dependence. Immunologist Yung Chang and a team of scientists and researchers at the Biodesign Institute are working on a project that involves using a DNA vaccine to combat nicotine dependence in a progressive new way.

Tucson tech: Science grants are reaping returns
7/16/13 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

Science Foundation Arizona’s boost to the state’s tech sector is still rippling out into the economy, even as it has turned its focus to technology education, according to the most recent annual report card on the nonprofit tech foundation.

Grants help grow tech in Ariz.
7/12/13 | Arizona Republic | Peter Corbett

Science Foundation Arizona research grants have helped create 1,865 jobs and 24 technology companies in Arizona over the past six years, according to the foundation’s annual report.

Mayo Clinic takes us closer to the cutting edge
7/10/13 | Arizona Republic | Editorial

Years ago, when the Mayo Clinic built a hospital in north Phoenix, it had no neighbors. But now, KUD International announced it had applied to acquire 225 acres of state trust land northeast of 56th Street and Mayo Boulevard for a development that would be the cornerstone of the Arizona Biomedical Corridor. The international company, which specializes in public-private projects, said it intends to build a $1 billion research park that could generate thousands of jobs.

New cancer center at Mayo Clinic may mean 1,000 new jobs
7/5/13 | Arizona Republic | Rachael Levy

When Mayo Clinic opens its cancer center in 2015, health-care leaders say, people will come from all over the world to receive treatment at the northeast Phoenix facility. Officials expect the center to provide more than 1,000 medical-related jobs, including more than 100 physician positions.

Michael Mobley to lead Grand Canyon University’s new tech center
7/3/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Michael Mobley, co-founder of eHealth Nexus and former chair of the Arizona BioIndustry Association, is now executive director of Grand Canyon University’s new Center for Integrated Science, Engineering and Technology.