Biozona Weekly: Record STEM grant for CAC; new law to protect university research; PCH/Mayo liver partnership

April 9, 2012

By hammersmith

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Central Arizona College earns record-setting HSI-STEM Grant from the U.S. Department of Education
04/04/2012 | San Tan Valley Today

In an effort to increase student interest and participation in the fields of math, science, engineering and technology in Pinal County, Central Arizona College has secured the largest grant in the 42-year history of the institution.

Brewer signs law protecting university research
04/30/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Gov. Jan Brewer signed House Bill 2272 into law yesterday, opening the door to increased partnerships between industry and Arizona’s public universities.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Mayo partner on liver transplants
03/23/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Phoenix Children’s Hospital has launched a new liver transplant program in affiliation with Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Algae company wins tax break from Gilbert
03/23/2012 | Arizona Republic | Parker Leavitt

Heliae, a Gilbert-based algae-research company, receives a land-lease agreement from the Gilbert Town Council.

Medical school growth a concern
03/22/2012 | The Daily Wildcat | Stephanie Casanova

President Eugene Sander addressed concerns about employee salaries and the growth of the two UA medical schools on Wednesday at his third town hall-style meeting this semester.

OptumRx planning 400 new jobs in Tucson
03/22/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

OptumRx, a division of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), is opening a customer service facility in Tucson and plans to create 400 jobs by the end of 2013.

Biotech program aims to build workforce
03/17/2012 | Arizona Republic | Lesley Wright

“Pathways” program helps biotech students transition seamlessly from community colleges to universities.

UA medical students are matched with hospitals
03/16/2012 | Arizona Republic | Emily Gersema

Forty students graduating from the University of Arizona College of Medicine’s Phoenix program learn where they will finish their medical training.

SE Valley clinic work is under way
03/16/2012 | Arizona Republic | David Madrid

After several years of fundraising, Phoenix Children’s Hospital broke ground Wednesday on a $17 million specialty- and urgent-care center in Avondale.

RiboMed Biotechnologies launching brain cancer test
03/16/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

RiboMed Biotechnologies Inc. is launching a clinical test to allow doctors to more clearly determine how long a patient will live once they have been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Under new president, Ventana Medical sees more growth, innovations
03/16/2012 | Inside Tucson Business | Alan M. Petrillo

Ventana Medical Systems, the Oro Valley maker of instruments and reagents that automate tissue processing and slide staining for cancer diagnostics, is continuing its growth and production of innovative products under a new president.

Gateway CC launching business incubator
03/14/2012 | Arizona Republic | Betty Beard

A new business incubator with wet-lab research space is opening Monday at GateWay Community College in Phoenix.