Biozona Weekly: Bioscience Roadmap turns 10; Hospital to study child cancer; Mesa, Chandler rank high

December 6, 2012

By hammersmith

Hospital aims to raise $50M to aid kids with cancer
12/05/2012 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker 

Phoenix Children’s Hospital announced plans to launch the Ronald A. Matricaria Institute of Molecular Medicine where it will use the tools of genomic medicine to aid children with difficult-to-treat and rare cancers.

Tucson tech: Flinn got Tucson region on Bioscience Roadmap
12/04/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap that was launched in 2002 has been credited with steering the state bio sector–including hospitals, medical-device firms and drug-research companies–on a path to growth. Indeed, the bio industry has grown statewide and in the Tucson area.

Mesa, businesses push tech-job creation
12/04/2012 | Arizona Republic | Gary Nelson

Among U.S. cities of 100,000 or more people, Mesa ranked No.8 for high-tech startups in a survey released this fall by a San Francisco business-counseling service that identifies companies in the fields of computers, software, medical devices, and electronics.

Guest Column: Southern Arizona plays critical role in the state’s bioscience drive

12/02/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | Jack B. Jewett, Ron Shoopman, Leslie Tolbert (Opinion)

Ten years ago, in December 2002, Arizona launched an ambitious decade-long strategy to become a competitive region in the biosciences with Southern Arizona playing a key role.

A hub for bioscience advances
12/01/2012 | Arizona Republic | Jack B. Jewett, Martin Shultz, Ron Shoopman (Opinion)

Ten years ago, the stars aligned for Arizona to become a competitive region in one of the fastest-growing industries in our nation: the biosciences.

Why Arizona’s bioscience industry matters
11/28/2012 | Arizona Republic | Opinion

Ten years ago, Arizona formulated a plan to grow its nascent bioscience industry, with hopes of creating thousands of high-wage jobs and diversifying the state’s growth-centric economy. It worked.

Chandler reaps benefits of aiding startups; city ranked 4th in nation
11/16/2012 | Arizona Republic | Maria Polletta

Chandler’s investments in startup-friendly environments for businesses, including the Chandler Innovations Incubator, are paying off as the city was recently ranked fourth in the nation in startups per capita.