Biozona Weekly: Arizona SciTech Festival; Health Campus; Tech Launch Arizona

February 13, 2015

By hammersmith

UA revamping underperforming tech transfer program
2/12/15 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The University of Arizona has made many crucial changes to its tech transfer program, now called Tech Launch Arizona, that are paying off with increases in the number of startups, invention disclosures and patents.

Fourth year of AZ SciTech Festival officially underway

2/11/15 | KJZZ | Andrew Bernier

The fourth annual Arizona SciTech Festival is underway, with more than 800 science, technology, engineering and math events planned in cities and towns around the state.

Researchers, industry converge on ASU for rehab robotics workshop
2/11/15 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Researchers, industry representatives, university faculty members and students will look at various ways robotics can be used in physical rehabilitation treatment as part of the third Arizona State University Rehabilitation Robotics Workshop.

Calif. firm to open lab in Oro Valley
2/11/15 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

A California medical laboratory company plans to open a high-end lab in Oro Valley to serve the local bioscience and health-care industries, creating an estimated 30 to 40 laboratory and administrative jobs over the next few years.

Venture Madness names 16 finalists
2/11/15 | Arizona Republic | Sue Doerfler

Sixteen startups have advanced to the final round of Venture Madness where they will compete March 4-6 before a panel of judges for $50,000 in cash prizes.

Study: UA Tech Park brings in millions for Pima County
2/11/15 | Tucson News Now | Cynthia Washington

A new study by Tech Parks Arizona found the University of Arizona Tech Park and its resident companies gave Pima County a major economic boost with an annual impact of $2.33 billion on the county’s economy and $106 million in state and local taxes collected in 2013.

$30M health campus in the works near St. Joseph’s Westgate hospital
2/11/15 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Dr. John Simon, the radiologist who founded SimonMed Imaging Inc., plans to develop a $30 million health campus next to St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center in Glendale that will include medical office space, surgery centers, long-term care, and skilled-nursing facilities.

Business incubator announces first winning companies
2/10/15 | Arizona Public Media | Zachary Ziegler

Startup Tucson announced the 12 winning companies it will be taking through the Thryve Next business incubator program where company officials will spend three months learning lessons on entrepreneurship, pitching to potential investors, and networking.

Tucson Tech: Have a look inside three top companies

2/10/15 | KGUN | Craig Smith

Syncardia Systems, manufacturer of the first Total Artificial Heart, is one of three featured Southern Arizona technology companies.

San Francisco physician group enters Arizona with Dignity Health partnership
2/10/15 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

One Medical Group, a San Francisco-based primary care system, is partnering with Dignity Health in Arizona to open three locations in the metro Phoenix area that will charge an annual fee to its patients.

Ventana Medical breaks ground on new facility

2/9/15 | Arizona Public Media | Zachary Ziegler

Ventana Medical Systems is starting construction on its new 60,000-square-foot facility in Marana near Interstate 10 that will provide storage and assembly of cancer diagnostic instruments.