Biozona Weekly: C-Path featured; new angel fund debuts; NE Phoenix bio campus approved

April 19, 2012

By hammersmith

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C-Path looks to speed gene-based therapies
04/17/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

In one of her first local public appearances since being named to C-Path’s helm in February, President and CEO Dr. Carolyn Compton said the consortia of drug companies C-Path has created to share research data will be crucial to bringing new gene-based therapies to market.

STEM colleges aim to hire new profs
04/16/2012 | Daily Wildcat | Samantha Munsey

For the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, vacant faculty positions have been open for a number of years, according to Ralph Renger, a public health professor and a member of the Faculty Senate.

ASU spinout taps water, biotech for sustainability
04/13/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Patrick O’Grady

An Arizona State University spinout is using biotechnology to treat wastewater in the food and beverage industry, funding its work with grants and financial prizes.

Angel fund forms with focus on Arizona
04/06/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Three Arizona State University alumni have created an angel investor group to fund startup and early-stage high-tech companies in the Valley.

Council advances biotech campus for northeast Phoenix

04/06/2012 | The Arizona Republic | Michael Clancy

The Phoenix City Council approved a measure enabling city management to proceed with a memorandum of understanding with two partners in the proposed campus: Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University. In the coming months, the city, Mayo Clinic and ASU will jointly plan for the Arizona Biomedical Corridor.

3 Chandler ‘Innovations’ tenants up for $250k award
03/31/2012 | East Valley Tribune

Three tenants in Chandler’s Innovations Incubator have been named semifinalists for a statewide technology competition that will award grants of up to $250,000 to help start-up businesses grow. The companies are Cummings Engineering, Serious Integrated and BCR Diagnostics. They are among 25 semifinalists competing for the Arizona Innovation Challenge, which is sponsored by the Arizona Commerce Authority.

Mayo study: Rare fungal infection emerges in Arizona
03/26/2012 | The Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

A rare fungal infection that can create a cancerlike mass in the gastrointestinal tract has emerged in Arizona and other desert regions, Mayo Clinic researchers say.