Biozona Weekly: Mesa bio students win big; TGen/IGC reach 10 years; Bio Roadmap progress updated

June 8, 2012

By hammersmith

Mesa High School Biotechnology Academy wins big in science fair
06/04/2012 | Arizona Republic

The Mesa High School Biotechnology Academy is home to three first-place winners in the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair.

Biotech industry’s first decade sees growth, promise
06/01/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Arizona’s biotechnology industry is celebrating a decade of growth as the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the International Genomics Consortium both hit their 10th anniversaries this month.

Arizona needs to move the needle forward on bioscience goals
06/01/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal

Progress report on Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap, compiled by the Flinn Foundation.

Finalist for Edison State College presidency from Arizona means business
05/28/2012 | News-Press (Southwest Florida)

GateWay Community College’s new incubator is part of Eugene Giovannini’s legacy that is attractive to a Florida college seeking a new president.

InNexus leader develops new firm
05/26/2012 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

Local biotech entrepreneur Jeff Morhet launches a new company in San Diego, Diomics Corp.

Researcher develops tool to more quickly diagnose ALS
05/25/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Patrick O’Grady

Robert Bowser, who was recruited from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center last year to Barrow Neurological Institute, is launching a biotech company to support his research on Lou Gehrig’s disease at Barrow.

Mesa to open high-tech business accelerator this year
05/25/2012 | East Valley Tribune | Garin Groff

Mesa plans to open a business accelerator later this year to help technology start-ups become full-fledged, job-producing businesses.

Study offers some hope
05/23/2012 | Arizona Republic | Editorial

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and the Valley are at the epicenter of a major study that will help people deal with the human and the economic challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Opinion: Gilbert economic plan targets entrepreneurs
05/23/2012 | Arizona Republic Southeast Edition | Editorial

Gilbert is focusing on biotechnology as an initial target in its five-year economic development plan.

Algae company blooms into new role
05/19/2012 | Arizona Republic | Ryan Randazzo

A Gilbert company that has been researching algae-based energy shifting away from research and development and will concentrate on making algae-growing systems to sell.