Biozona Weekly: New research facility; BioAccel

October 17, 2014

By hammersmith

UA breaks ground on $136M research facility at biomedical campus in downtown Phoenix
10/16/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The University of Arizona broke ground on a $136 million research building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix, creating more than 800 jobs in the process.

BioAccel launches $2M fund for additional investment in existing companies
10/14/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

BioAccel has created a $2 million venture fund to support its portfolio companies that merit additional investment.

UA researcher’s patented treatment could stop cancer metastasis
10/11/14 | Arizona Daily Star | Caitlin Schmidt

With a patented treatment for breast-cancer tumors and newly formed company, a University of Arizona researcher is poised to move her research out of the lab and into the clinical setting, as she develops a drug that has been proven in mice to reduce tumor size and prevent metastasis to other parts of the body.

Up to $100,000 available in latest BioAccel solutions challenge
10/10/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

BioAccel has identified five unmet biomedical device and diagnostic needs for its second annual Solutions Challenge and is putting $100,000 on the table for entrepreneurs and innovators to solve these problems.

Clinical flu test awarded patent
10/10/14 | Arizona Daily Sun | Emery Cowan

Half a decade after a strain of influenza hit NAU, a joint TGen and NAU team has been awarded a patent for a genomics-based test that can be used by doctors to identify the specific strain of influenza, opening the door for it to be licensed and developed by biotech companies and ultimately distributed to private and public health clinics.

Coors brews up medical device manufacturer in Chandler
10/9/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The same family enterprise that built Coors Brewing in Golden, Colorado, is now brewing up a research and development facility in Chandler.

State opens long-sought trade office in Mexico’s capital
10/9/14 | Arizona Republic | Ronald J. Hansen

Rebooting commercial ties older than Arizona, the state formally re-opened a trade office in Mexico in an effort to grow business by the billions of dollars. Advanced education, bioscience and aerospace expertise are among the things Arizona hopes to export more.

CALS program launches next fall
10/7/14 | Daily Wildcat | Adriana Espinosa

The University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is introducing a veterinary medicine degree program, anticipated to launch fall 2015.