Biozona Weekly: Major health care merger; Tech Launch Arizona creates roadmap; Startups on display

April 19, 2013

By hammersmith

Scottsdale Healthcare, John C. Lincoln Health Network to combine
4/18/13 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network announced they plan to join forces in a combined health-care system that will include five hospitals and facilities across Phoenix and Scottsdale.

New Oro Valley firm seeks to create biotech startups
4/18/13 | Arizona Daily Star | Phil Villarreal

Actus Biotechnologies, which recently expanded from its Las Vegas headquarters to Oro Valley, plans to fill needs in the biotech industry by building companies from scratch, with the goal of making them self-sufficient and spinning them off.

Startup Arizona event links entrepreneurs with successful Phoenix CEOs

4/17/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

Many of Phoenix’s successful startups were on display during a panel discussion designed by Startup Arizona to give other entrepreneurs a chance to hear from those who have made some headway in the business world.

Guest Column: BRAIN initiative may boost Arizona’s economy, role in neuroscience
4/16/13 | Arizona Daily Star | Carol Barnes (Guest Column)

Arizona has the opportunity as a state to change the face of human health and stimulate a more vibrant economy by continuing to encourage and support collaborative efforts that contribute to the grand BRAIN challenge.

UA doctor performs two first-of-their-kind surgeries
4/15/13 | Inside Tucson Business | Staff Report

The world’s first and second robot-assisted extrapleural pneumonectomy, a surgery where a lung, a portion of the diaphragm, the linings of the lungs and heart are removed for the treatment of mesothelioma, have been performed by University of Arizona Medical Center’s Dr. Farid Gharagozloo.

Roadmap steps up UA’s game for technology transfer
4/11/13 | Inside Tucson Business | Patrick McNamara

The University of Arizona has released “Tech Launch Arizona: Roadmap, 2013-2018,” which charts UA’s future course for capturing more revenue from in-house developed technologies and creating more collaborations with private industry.