Biozona Weekly: Laboratory expansion; Startup website; Venture Madness

March 13, 2015

By hammersmith

Arizona can’t meet growing specialist shortage
3/13/15 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

An increasing number of students being accepted to the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix will still not be enough to meet the state’s physician shortage.

CORE Institute becomes majority owner of Specialty Hospital of Phoenix
3/11/15 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The CORE Institute has taken majority ownership with plans to upgrade Specialty Hospital of Phoenix, which Illinois-based Surgical Care Affiliates Inc. purchased out of bankruptcy in January in a $40 million deal that included the facility at 19th Avenue and Maryland in Phoenix, hospital assets, and a 15-year lease.

UA Veterinary program to partner with the Hermitage Cat Shelter

3/11/15 | Tucson News Now | Elizabeth Walton

Students with the University of Arizona Veterinary Medical and Surgical Program are teaming up with the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter to offer students clinical training in the area of medicine specific to cats.

It’s science fair season in Southern Arizona

3/10/15 | Arizona Daily Star | Kathleen Bethel (Op-ed)

The Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Fair (SARSEF) will feature more than 1,900 projects and 5,200 students at the Tucson Convention Center, the top projects from more than 75,000 kindergarten through 12th-grade students in southern Arizona. Read also: Arizona SciTech Festival offers a hands-on good time

Biotech firm joins Parseghian Foundation to fight disease
3/8/15 | Arizona Daily Star | Stephanie Innes

A major biotechnology company has signed on to help develop treatments for the rare disease Niemann-Pick disease type C, marking a milestone for the Tucson-based Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation which to date has raised $40 million.

CampusLogic wins Venture Madness
3/6/15 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

Three bioscience companies were among the final four companies of the second annual Venture Madness bracket-style competition, with the winner being a Gilbert-based education technology company.

LCMS Laboratories, Inc. expands into Arizona with opening of a CLIA-certified diagnostic laboratory
3/6/15 | Inside Tucson Business | Staff Report

California-based LCMS Laboratories, Inc. is expanding into Arizona by opening a laboratory in Oro Valley that will provide clinical diagnostics, contract research organization support and diagnostic test development.
Arizona’s growing Alzheimer’s population sought for research participation
3/5/15 | KJZZ | Andrew Bernier

Arizona is home to one of the largest Alzheimer’s disease populations in the country making it a desirable place for research, and a new program called Trial Match is helping connect possible volunteers with clinical trials.

Commerce Authority website launches section for start-ups
3/5/15 | Arizona Republic | Sue Doerfler

The Arizona Commerce Authority has launched a new start-up section on its website––for businesses in all stages of development where users can learn about local entrepreneurs, licensing requirements, resources and competitions. Read also: Arizona Commerce Authority unveils startup, entrepreneurial website