Biozona Weekly: Arizona Biomedical Corridor; Valley fever research; Phoenix Bioscience High School

September 12, 2014

By hammersmith

Biotech’s $1 billion solution: Private company throwing cash at helping further Arizona’s biotech industry
9/12/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

A quartet of big players in the Phoenix biosciences arena is wagering $1 billion that they can turn desert land next to Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix into a science and technology hub rivaling anything in the nation.

ASU looking to buy 24 acres next to Mayo for bioscience research campus

9/12/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Arizona State University is planning to purchase 24 acres near the Mayo Clinic Hospital in north Phoenix to build a health education and bioscience research campus.

Arizona Biomedical Corridor one step closer to development
9/11/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The State Selection Board finalized an agreement that will pave the way for the development of the Arizona Biomedical Corridor by allowing 24 acres near the Mayo Clinic to be redesignated as university land, while another 24 acres near the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess Resort will be redesignated for K-12 education.
Valley oncologist leads American Society for Radiation Oncology

9/9/14 | KJZZ | Andrew Bernier

The Phoenix area is becoming a central player in national cancer research with organizations such as the Mayo Clinic, Translational Genomics Research Institute and the University of Arizona, and now the American Society for Radiation Oncology will be led by Scottsdale doctor David Beyer.

TGen, ASU concussion research continues into second year
9/8/14 | KJZZ | Andrew Bernier

Arizona State University football players will wear helmets that provide real-time head impact data and give biological samples to measure molecular changes that may occur from concussive hits as part of a study with TGen and football equipment maker Riddell entering its second year.

Phoenix Bioscience High School campus among world’s ‘most amazing’
9/7/14 | Arizona Republic | Caitlin McGlade deemed the Phoenix Bioscience High School campus one of the most amazing in the world, ranking the downtown site 27th out of 30 high-school campuses recognized for impressive architectural design.  

Researchers edging closer to potential valley fever cure

9/6/14 | Bakersfield Californian | Courtenay Edelhart

A Tucson company is close to taking its antifungal drug Nikkomycin Z (Nikz) into the next phase of clinical trials with hopes it will become the first medicine specifically formulated to treat and potentially cure valley fever.

New drug study looks at slowing deadly breast cancer
9/4/14 | | Jay Crandall

A new study going on in the Phoenix area could soon offer hope against a deadly form of breast cancer associated with the BRCA gene mutation.

Accolade to hire 300 health assistants in Scottsdale
8/27/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Accolade, which opened a Scottsdale office in November, plans to hire more than 300 employees by the end of 2016 to work with large self-insured employers.