Biozona Weekly: Biodesign Institute; Veterinary school; Clinical trials

September 19, 2014

By hammersmith

Biodesign Institute economic impact growing
9/19/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute had an economic impact of $1.5 billion in its first decade of operation, according to a study by the Seidman Research Institute at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business.

Charles Arntzen tabbed for research award
9/19/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Charles Arntzen, a Regents’ professor at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, has been named the Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year by the Arizona BioIndustry Association for his work in creating an experimental drug, ZMapp, that was used to treat U.S. aid workers infected with Ebola.

Executive Inc.: Scarlett Spring cheers on biotech community by leading
9/19/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

With boundless energy, Scarlett Spring champions the Valley’s bioscience industry while working toward commercializing VisionGate’s lung cancer test.

Midwestern welcomes inaugural class of veterinary school
9/19/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Midwestern University in Glendale has opened the doors of its veterinary school and welcomes 102 students in its inaugural class.

Arizona Commerce Authority and Tech Council launch TechConnect
9/18/14 | Arizona Republic | Angelique Soenarie

The Arizona Commerce Authority and Arizona Technology Council launched TechConnect this week, a new digital publication that showcases the state’s technology industry and innovation ecosystem.

Tucson drug startups in key clinical trials
9/13/14 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

Two Tucson-based startup companies founded by University of Arizona faculty researchers are in human clinical trials that could result in new drug approvals in the next few years, while another UA spinoff is planning critical trials.

STEAM powered: How Arizona cities are growing new ideas
9/12/14 | Arizona Republic | Carol A. Poore (Op-ed)

Science, technology, engineering, the arts and math are vital to attracting businesses and retaining skilled workers, and Arizona has a great story to tell including being one of America’s fastest-growing bioscience states.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America researchers advance new trials
9/12/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Goodyear is launching a dozen industry sponsored clinical trials, including both phases one and two studies seeking to provide treatment options for multiple cancer types such as pancreatic, lung, prostrate, colorectal, and bladder.

‘We’re gonna say yes and figure out how to do it’
9/12/14 | KGUN | Craig Smith

The Town of Oro Valley has been booming and in the past few years the town has gone from a beautiful place to live to a beautiful place to do business too, as more and more companies are coming in and expanding.

Entrepreneur: EndoVantage spins ASU research into product for market
9/12/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Alicia Canales

EndoVantage LLC is looking to bring its virtual surgical planning tool–computer simulations that allow surgeons to prepare for vascular techniques–to market.