Biozona Weekly: Incubator expansion in Flagstaff; NIH grant to UA COM-Phoenix; ASU lands $15M algae grant

September 20, 2012

By hammersmith

Tech Launch Arizona teams with Arizona Furnace
09/18/2012 | Inside Tucson Business 

The University of Arizona has announced that Tech Launch Arizona plans to partner with Arizona Furnace as a university research partner.

Grant for $4M to fund second incubator in Flagstaff
09/14/2012 | Arizona Daily Sun | Joe Ferguson

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced a $4 million award to the city of Flagstaff for a new, 25,000-square-foot building next door to the existing incubator, the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.

New economy needs workers with new skills

09/14/2012 | Arizona Daily Sun | Joe Ferguson

A graded field filled with weeds a few hundred yards from the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology in Flagstaff tells another story facing the local economy.

UA researcher in Phoenix wins $1.9M NIH grant to study schizophrenia
09/14/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Dr. Amelia Gallitano, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, has received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study proteins associated with schizophrenia.

Pharmacists create ready packaged remedies
09/14/2012 | Inside Tucson Business | Keith Rosenblum

The need for simpler, holistic choices at non-traditional locations underlies the creation of New Bloom Pharmaceuticals, a newcomer at Arizona Center for Innovation at the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park.

Startup Weekend Tucson seeks to bring together entrepreneurs
09/14/2012 | Inside Tucson Business | Patrick McNamara

Nearly 30 participants pitched their startup ideas at the Friday kickoff of Startup Tucson Startup Weekend at the University of Arizona Tech Park’s Arizona Center for Innovation.

ASU biotech startup setting up shop at Chandler incubator
09/13/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal |  Angela Gonzales

HealthTell Inc., a spinout company from Arizona State University, is moving into the Innovations Incubator in Chandler.

UA researching broccoli intake as part of breast cancer treatment
09/12/2012 | | Tania Shofron

University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers are continuing to seek participants for a study designed to determine if a compound found in broccoli can enhance the health-promoting effects of the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen in women at risk of developing breast cancer or those previously treated for early-stage breast cancer.

ASU lands $15M DOE grant for algae test bed project
09/11/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Patrick O’Grady

Arizona State University will lead a consortium of public and private groups on a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy that will examine test beds for algae research.

Gore-Tex maker develops medical products at Flagstaff plant
09/08/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | Tom Beal

The Flagstaff plant of W.L. Gore and Associates has never made a rain jacket from the company’s Gore-Tex fabric, but it has manufactured more than 30 million devices that have been implanted during surgical procedures.

Mayo, TGen close in on personalized gene therapy
09/07/2012 | Tucson Citizen |Ken Alltucker

Although genetic medicine so far has produced more hype than substance, there are signs that medical treatments based on an individual’s genes are tantalizingly close for some.

Ventana unveils new cancer-testing method
09/07/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

Oro Valley-based Ventana Medical Systems said it is introducing a first-of-its-kind, fully-automated sample staining technique that will allow researchers to examine two key indicators related to cancer in the same section of tumor tissue

OV adopts “spend to earn” mentality
08/29/2012 | The Explorer | Chris Flora

In the lingering aftershock of the nation’s 2008 recession, the Town of Oro Valley continues to make bold and aggressive strides toward supporting a prosperous economic future for its current and future residents and businesses.