Biozona Weekly: Bioscience sector highlighted; Dog DNA for autism; Hospital home monitoring

May 2, 2014

By hammersmith

TREO’s new ‘blueprint’ aims for 40K new jobs
5/1/14 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

The Tucson area’s main economic-development agency has adopted a new strategic “blueprint” that focuses on four expected growth areas, including the biosciences and health care, with a goal of creating nearly 40,000 new jobs in the next five years.

Hospital delivers care via computers and mobile phones
5/1/14 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

Post-hospital monitoring programs are increasing as hospitals across the nation have financial motivation to develop ways to keep tabs on patients after they are discharged from inpatient care.

What is Tech Launch Arizona, and what can it do for Tucson and the UA?

4/30/14 | Inside Tucson Business | Kayla Samoy

As a leading public research university, the University of Arizona created Tech Launch Arizona in 2012 to help facilitate the movement of inventions, technologies and intellectual property from the laboratory and into the marketplace.

Big Arizona employers add to payrolls at steady pace
4/30/14 | Arizona Republic | Russ Wiles

The Arizona Commerce Authority identifies the biosciences, health care, and research development among four key sectors for job creation in coming years, as the state’s private-sector payrolls continue to rise at a steady clip rather than the robust acceleration normally seen coming out of a recession.

Tech champion: Steve Zylstra of the Arizona Technology Council
4/25/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Alicia Canales

Steve Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, returned to Arizona to take his current position in late 2007 and has pressed on to build an environment for businesses to develop and grow.

Researchers turn to dog DNA for autism
4/24/14 | Arizona Republic | Staff Report

A new study by nonprofit research organization Translational Genomics Research Institute is hoping to pinpoint the genes that differ in children with autism–now affecting one in 68–and scientists are looking to dogs for the answer.