Biozona Weekly: Medicis sold; Tucson nabs Denver biotech; IGC launches spinoff; Mayo announces cancer center

September 7, 2012

By hammersmith

Scottsdale-based Medicis being sold for $2.6 billion
09/03/2012 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

A Canadian pharmaceutical company on Monday said it has agreed to purchase Scottsdale-based Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. in a $2.6 billion deal.

Phoenix-area experts join Stand Up to Cancer telethon
09/03/2012 | Arizona Republic | Sonja Haller

Valley cancer researchers will share the spotlight with Hollywood’s biggest celebrities Friday. 

Colorado expert tapped to launch Tech Launch Arizona
08/31/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Patrick O’Grady

The University of Arizona’s newly established technology commercialization office, called Tech Launch Arizona, has hired David N. Allen as its inaugural executive director.

Tucson tech: Accelr8’s move to Tucson speeds up biotech outlook
08/28/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

If Larry Mehren’s vision becomes a reality, Tucson could be home to a technology that could revolutionize the treatment of bacterial infections.

Bioscience park to see addition of high school
08/26/2012 | Daily | Kyle Mittan

The UA’s research parks continue to grow in employment numbers and company collaboration, and administrators are now in the process of adding a high school to their next development.

NACET helping business in Arizona
08/22/2012 | | Jay Crandall

Companies at Flagstaff incubator NACET have pumped $29 million into the regional economy while creating more than 150 jobs with average annual salaries of $70,000.

Mayo plans $130 mil cancer center
08/20/2012 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

Mayo Clinic said Monday that it will spend $130 million on a new 217,200-square-foot building for a new cancer center on the campus of its Phoenix hospital.

08/16/2012 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

A Phoenix-based non-profit that specializes in genomic tissue banking on Thursday announced a deal with the University of Michigan to create a new group that will analyze genetic information for doctors and scientists.

Robert Penny, founder of IGC, to launch sixth company
08/16/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Dr. Robert Penny, co-founder and CEO of International Genomics Consortium, is starting his sixth company.

Biotech firm has plans to grow in Tucson
08/17/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | Gabriela Rico

A Denver company is moving to Tucson with ambitious growth plans and hopes of creating a biotech hub to attract scientists and engineers.

Peoria med-tech firm names director
08/17/2012 | West Valley News | Staff

Thomas Rainey has been chosen to direct Bioinspire, the new medical device-focused incubator program that is a partnership between the city of Peoria and BioAccel.

John Carroll of FierceBiotech to keynote Arizona BioIndustry Association awards
08/14/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

John D. Carroll, editor of FierceBiotech, will be the keynote speaker for the seventh annual Arizona BioIndustry Association awards to be held Oct. 23 at the Phoenix Convention Center.