Biozona Weekly: Bioscience leaders talk about successes; ASU wants to hire; SciTech Festival underway

February 15, 2013

By hammersmith

Arizona’s first biosciences decade
2/13/2013 | KJZZ (91.5) | Here And Now

Recent data shows Arizona’s first ten years in the biosciences have been a boon for the state, with jobs growing in related industries even while the recession pounded other sectors.

ASU could hire 10,000 people in next six years, Michael Crow says

2/12/2013 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Arizona State University President Michael Crow told the Phoenix Business Journal he will need to hire up to 10,000 people in the next six years to support his plan to nearly double research expenditures to $700 million a year.

Tucson tech: Four firms get FAST grants to help put discoveries in marketplace

2/12/2013 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

The Arizona Commerce Authority recently announced 24 companies statewide – including four in the Tucson area – will receive Federal and State Technology (FAST) program grants aimed at helping high-tech entrepreneurs commercialize their discoveries.

Weird Science: Discover Your Inner Geek at the Arizona SciTech Festival
2/8/2013 | Phoenix New Times | Brenna Ruppert

Attention science enthusiasts: The second annual Arizona SciTech Festival is dishing out the opportunities to explore the art of science and how it impacts our everyday life through a series of 300 events statewide.

ASU, Mayo Clinic award grants for Alzheimer’s, aneurysm research

2/8/2013 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic have awarded two $100,000 grants to collaborative research teams working on precision medicine to treat Alzheimer’s disease and cerebral aneurysms.

TGen spurs Phoenix into biomedical industry limelight
2/6/2013 | Independent Newsmedia | Terrance Thornton

Research conducted at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in downtown Phoenix is rapidly changing the way we think about how we treat sick people and make them well, highlighting a burgeoning Arizona biomedical research industry that may be on the brink of diversifying a local economy rooted in dependency of growth and tourism.

$12.5M for TREO brings in mixed bag
2/3/2013 | Arizona Daily Star | Becky Pallack

Tucson’s economic-development agency has been on a roll recently, including seeing interest from bioscience companies triple in the past year and having plans to launch a new bioscience business development strategy this spring, but it could be years before we know whether taxpayers got their money’s worth from the $12.5 million in public funding directed to the agency since it opened in 2005.