Biozona Weekly: Business Journal looks back; Resident training slots needed; Vertical farming

November 5, 2012

By hammersmith

Bio X: Celebrating a decade of innovation
11/02/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal

The Phoenix Business Journal has published a 16-page special section, Bio X, celebrating a decade of innovation in the Arizona biosciences. The section explores how Arizona leaders in science, academia, business, philanthropy, government, and other areas worked together toward a successful decade of growth and innovation in Arizona’s bioscience industry. 

Fostering physicians: Hospitals playing catch-up in resident MD training
11/02/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Medical schools and hospitals will have to boost the number of slots in their resident training programs—where newly graduated medical doctors hone their skills at hospitals—by about 59 percent to meet the demand in coming years.

ASU, Battelle look to boost STEM technology in K-12 classrooms
11/02/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Patrick O’Grady

Arizona State University is developing applications for computers, tablets and mobile devices that will be distributed to Battelle to assist the research organization in promoting science, technology, engineering and math education.

Commerce group gives companies $2M
11/02/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Mike Sunnucks

The Arizona Commerce Authority last quarter gave $1 million each to Accelr8 Technology Corp. and Maverick HealthCare Group, which are projected to create a combined 441 jobs and make capital investments totaling $19.5 million in Arizona.

Tucson tech: 2 events create pipeline for startup ideas
10/30/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

The IdeaFunding Pitch event in Tucson attracted 40 “techprenuers” with hopes of making a formal pitch to a private investor group. The winning pitch was for a proprietary medical appliance for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), a hospital-acquired infection that kills about 30,000 patients in the U.S. each year. 

Farming goes vertical at Green Sky Farm
10/28/2012 | Arizona Daily Sun | Joe Ferguson

In a Flagstaff warehouse with no windows, Ron Brewster and Yosef Bender of Green Sky Farm have begun to transform a barren space into a lush garden by growing all of their produce vertically on specially constructed walls. 

Arizona hospitals excel in new long-term report
10/23/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Arizona hospitals performed better than the national average on many common procedures and conditions, according to a Healthgrades report.