Biozona Weekly: New bioscience degree; TGen funding proposal; New entrepreneur space

January 24, 2014

By hammersmith

Phoenix official sees moderate growth this year, a faster pace in 2015, 2016
1/23/14 | Arizona Republic | Betty Reid

A conversation with Phoenix economic development director John Chan about the city’s future includes an update about the downtown Phoenix biomedical campus and the importance of the bioscience industry.

Co-working space for entrepreneurs opens at Phoenix’s Burton Barr Central Library
1/23/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

The “hive@central,” a partnership between Arizona State University and the Burton Barr Central Library in downtown Phoenix, is a free second-floor space for entrepreneurs, inventors and small-business owners to seek help, collaborate and bounce off ideas with other like-minded individuals.

Arizona venture capital investment down sharply in 2013
1/23/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Alicia Canales

Arizona companies in 2013 raised less than half of the venture capital investment they did in 2012, according to a new report from DJX VentureSource.

AZ will be first home to new bioscience degree

1/21/14 | Arizona Public Media | Georgia Davis

Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. has partnered with Arizona State University and Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland, to create a new International School of Biomedical Diagnostics that will help recognize biomedical diagnostics as a field in and of itself.

UA researchers find solution to global shrimp shortage
1/21/14 | Daily Wildcat | Adriana Espinosa

A team of University of Arizona researchers has developed a kit that will allow shrimp hatchery farmers to test their shrimp to determine if they carry a disease that has been causing a global shortage.

Brewer’s budget: Money for CPS spin-off, $15M for TGen

1/17/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Mike Sunnucks

Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposed $9.4 billion annual state budget includes $15 million in dedicated funding for the Translational Genomics Research Institute, which would receive the funds over five years from the University of Arizona.

The future of funding biosciences

1/17/14 | KJZZ | Steve Goldstein

Flinn Foundation President and CEO Jack Jewett and Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb discuss Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposal to support TGen as well as the future funding of the biosciences in Arizona.