Biozona Weekly: C-Path’s tool gets global market; Trauma-center projects abound; CORE acquires Premier Orthopedics

August 16, 2013

By hammersmith

Tucson health-care tech firm acquired for $11.5 million
8/14/13 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

Medical Referral Source, a  Tucson technology startup that provides Web-based medical referral systems, has been acquired for $11.5 million by Washington, D.C.-based The Advisory Board Co., a major health-care technology and consulting firm.

CORE acquires Tempe’s Premier Orthopedics
8/14/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The Center for Orthopedic Research and Education Institute has acquired Tempe-based Premier Orthopedics for an undisclosed sum, bringing CORE’s number of locations in Arizona to 15.

BioAccel teams with Flambeau on technology competition
8/14/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

BioAccel has selected Phoenix-based Flambeau Medical Markets Group–which provides product design and development, engineering, prototyping, mold design and manufacturing–to help launch its Solution Challenges Initiative, a statewide competition to identify technology solutions for medical device and diagnostic needs.

C-Path’s tool for medical trials gets global market
8/13/13 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

Critical Path Institute–formed as a public-private partnership including the University of Arizona and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to accelerate drug development–got a boost when the FDA and the European Medicines Agency both approved an Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials simulation tool developed by a C-Path consortium.

Trauma-center projects abound
8/13/13 | Arizona Republic | Michelle Mitchell

New trauma centers to treat the most critically injured patients are being planned at suburban Phoenix hospitals, but a statewide report from a national trauma organization suggests a moratorium on new trauma centers in Arizona until a systemwide plan outlining need is established.

TGen2School wins $20,000 grant
8/11/13 | Arizona Daily Sun | Staff Report

The Arizona Community Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to Translational Genomics Research Institute North for the research institute’s TGen2School program, a business-school initiative.

Peoria’s Arizona Center for Cancer Care expanding
8/9/13 | Peoria Times | Carolyn Dryer

The Arizona Center for Cancer Care in Peoria has formed a new group that will offer customized cancer care at 20 offices in the Valley, while also opening facilities at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.

Experts: East Valley bioscience sector has potential but more funding necessary
8/9/13 | East Valley Tribune | Corey Malecka

Local city officials tout economic development plans, education programs and the will to progress as signs of the potential of the East Valley as a major player in the biosciences.

Daniel Openden takes over as SARRC president
8/7/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Daniel Openden has taken over as president and CEO of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center.