Biozona Weekly: Land bid made for biomedical corridor; Funding raised for new algae facility; Mayo’s proton-beam building reaches milestone

July 12, 2013

By hammersmith

ASU’s library incubator program may expand into Goodyear
7/10/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

Arizona State University’s library incubator program, the Alexandria Network, could be included in Goodyear’s new library planned to open in December.

Gilbert’s Heliae Development lands $28M for new facility
7/9/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Heliae Development LLC, a Gilbert-based algae technology company, has raised $28.4 million to help pay for a facility it is building on its 22-acre campus near Gilbert and Germann roads.

KUD International buying 225 acres near Mayo in Phoenix for biomedical corridor

7/1/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

New York-based KUD International LLC plans to buy 225 acres of land near Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix to develop the Arizona Biomedical Corridor, a collaborative effort among the city of Phoenix, Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic to expand the state’s bioscience industry.

Scottsdale Healthcare, American Cancer Society join forces on new study
6/28/13 | KTAR | Sandra Haros

Scottsdale Healthcare has joined forces with the American Cancer Society to enroll local residents in their Cancer Prevention Study, which is designed to help researchers better understand the behavioral, environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.

Arizona targets new data centers with tax incentives
6/28/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

A new bill signed into law by the governor has given Arizona a competitive edge by offering tax exemptions for new data center building and infrastructure.

UA Tech Park’s ‘incubator’ developing diagnostics for early treatment of Parkinson’s
6/27/13 | KVOA | Ryan Haarer

The Michael J. Fox Foundation recently granted Tucson-based MSDx $75,000 with the task of detecting Parkinson’s disease long before the major symptoms hit.

Phoenix’s Mayo Clinic reaches construction milestone
6/27/13 | KTAR | Aaron Granillo

Construction crews put the final steel beam into place for Mayo Clinic’s $182 million proton-beam therapy building in Phoenix.

UA gets $500K to boost undergrad STEM education
6/26/13 | Arizona Daily Star | Staff Report

The University of Arizona will use a $500,000 grant to redesign five undergraduate courses and add several faculty and curriculum programs to boost science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.