Biozona Weekly: National Science Board; ACA finalists; Tech Launch Arizona

June 20, 2014

By hammersmith

Obama names ASU’s Sethuraman Panchanathan to National Science Board
6/18/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, Arizona State University’s senior vice president of the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. National Science Board, a 25-member board that helps to establish policies related to science, technology and engineering.

From the lab to the boardroom: Tech Launch lifts startups

6/16/14 | Fox News | Aalia Shaheed

Scientists, researchers and engineers at the University of Arizona are coming up with new technologies all the time, and now a center called Tech Launch Arizona is helping turn those technologies into big business for the city of Tucson.

Arizona Commerce Authority names 10 finalists for Innovation Challenge
6/16/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

The Arizona Commerce Authority has named 10 finalists in its Spring Arizona Innovation Challenge, including bioscience companies, where winners will receive up to $250,000 to build their business.

Ventana Medical Systems works to help improve skilled job market

6/13/14 | Inside Tucson Business | Hillary Davis

As a global leader in tissue-based cancer diagnostics, Ventana Medical Systems has always needed a finely-tuned workforce.

Midwestern putting finishing touches on veterinary school
6/12/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The final touches are being put on Midwestern University’s new building that will house the state’s first veterinary school this fall on its 144-acre campus in Glendale.

Nominations open online for state innovation awards

6/12/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

Nominations are being sought by July 12 for the 2014 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards, presented by Avnet Inc., the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority.