Biozona Weekly: BioInspire company ready for market; Alzheimer’s study seeks to reach 1 million; Chandler Innovations incubator update

May 3, 2013

By Flinn Foundation

Phoenix drug maker’s IPO may be soon
4/30/13 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

Insys Therapeutics, a Chandler-based drug-development company, will seek to raise $68 million through an initial public offering of its common stock.

Tucson Tech
4/30/13 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

More Arizona technology companies could reap tax breaks for research and development, while some startups could find new seed funding, under pending legislation backed by the state’s biggest technology industry group.

TGen using Phoenix NAP data center for huge computing needs
4/30/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

The Translational Genomics Research Institute is now using the Phoenix NAP (Network Access Point)  data center to assist with its information technology needs, enabling the efficient and safe storage and transfer of vital genetic data between its research facilities and medical communities.

Arizona Tech Council names new chair, vice chair
4/29/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

The Arizona Technology Council has selected a board chairman from a Tucson-based company for the first time–Roger Vogel, chairman, president and CEO of medical technologies company Vante–while also naming a new vice chairman and director.

Chandler’s Innovations business incubator grows but hatch rate slow
4/22/13 | Arizona Republic | Michelle Mitchell

Three years after launching Innovations, the Chandler economic-development experiment has not progressed as quickly as officials had hoped, but with growing companies and about 80 percent occupancy, city officials are confident that the incubator will meet its goals.

Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix tops for teaching
4/22/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix topped the list of Consumer Reports’ safest teaching hospitals nationwide, while its blood and marrow transplant program also got top rankings in a separate study.

Meet the TGen Alzheimer’s expert who wants to test 1 million people
4/22/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Dr. Matt Huentelman, a researcher and genome expert at TGen, plans to test 1 million people as part of an Alzheimer’s study using a 10-minute online memory test for those aged 18 to 80.

First product from Peoria’s BioInspire ready for market
4/19/13 | Arizona Republic | Cale Ottens

The first product from Peoria’s medical-device incubator BioInspire–a garment more modest than the open-backed hospital gowns used by patients going through rehabilitation–is now being manufactured and ready for market.