Biozona Weekly: Ducey, DuVal talk bio; Picmonic financing; NACET expansion

October 23, 2014

By hammersmith

Dignity Health, Adeptus plan new Laveen hospital
10/22/14 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

Dignity Health, which owns and operates St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and two East Valley hospitals, plans to open its first area mini-hospital in Laveen by April 2015 and have it managed by a Texas company that specializes in emergency room-only and smaller hospitals.

Ducey, DuVal on: Health care
10/21/14 | Arizona Republic | Q&A

Arizona gubernatorial candidates Fred DuVal and Doug Ducey weigh in on bioscience and health care.

Picmonic receives $1.25 million in financing from local investors

10/21/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

Picmonic, the Tempe-based company that develops audiovisual study cards for medical students, has closed on $1.25 million in financing from local investors that will help support the company’s move into the mobile industry and open up new markets in education.

AWC receives part of $2.6M grant
10/20/14 | Yuma Sun | Sarah Womer

Arizona Western College in Yuma was recently awarded a portion of $2.625 million in grant funds by Science Foundation Arizona given to assist rural community colleges and Hispanic-serving institutions.

Groundbreaking research makes TGen cancer researchers hopeful

10/16/14 | NAZ Today | Sierra Ferguson

The Translational Genomics Research Institute’s research has identified the exact gene that a rare form of ovarian cancer is connected to, which is a huge step toward finding a cure.

How Arizona’s tech community helped create a Colombian technology festival
10/15/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Steve Zylstra (Guest Blogger)

The annual Arizona SciTech Festival helped inspire a Science and Technology Week outside Bogotá, Colombia, that featured students visiting university labs, interactive centers, ecological sites and businesses followed by a two-day science and engineering fair where university and high school students presented more than 100 projects.

NACET expands incubation programs for new businesses
10/14/14 | NAZ Today | Adrian Gurrola

Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology has begun construction on a new building scheduled for completion next summer that will bring businesses together to help each other grow.

UA Cancer Center to get grant for Native American cancer research
10/13/14 | Tucson News Now | Colton Shone & Jackie Kent

The University of Arizona Cancer Center will receive part of a $13 million grant for tribal-approved research to study why cancer rates are on the upswing in Native American communities, while also recruiting Native students to work in the biomedical field.