Biozona Weekly: Regents seek $1B; C-Path receives grant; BIO5, school district partner

November 14, 2013

By hammersmith

Tech ‘accelerator’ looks to drive drugs to market
11/13/13 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

Actus Biotechnologies, which moved its headquarters to Oro Valley from Las Vegas in 2012, is working to move promising drug discoveries from the lab to the medical marketplace.

Get your blood tested at the store
11/13/13 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

A Silicon Valley lab-testing company is opening clinics inside two metro Phoenix Walgreens stores, part of a planned nationwide expansion for the startup diagnostics company.

Yulex teaming with San Diego firm on guayule-based rubber
11/12/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Phoenix-based Yulex Corp. is teaming up with SGB Inc. of San Diego to more quickly develop guayule rubber, which is made from the guayule plant and could replace traditional tropical or petroleum-based rubber for medical, consumer and industrial markets.

New NAU Occupational Therapy program offered at Phoenix Biomedical Campus
11/12/13 | Jack Central | Caleb Saft

A new Northern Arizona University program designed to prepare students for a career in Occupational Therapy is scheduled to begin in fall 2014 at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

You’ll never guess where the new centers of innovation are
11/12/13 | Forbes | Nish Acharya

Arizona State University’s impact in the Phoenix area is cited in a new report from the White House and U.S Department of Commerce about the growing importance of innovation and entrepreneurship as an academic, research, and economic objective of a university.

Cholla High named finalist in national STEM competition
11/8/13 | Arizona Daily Star | Alexis Huicochea

Cholla High Magnet School is one of five schools from Arizona selected to advance to the next round of Samsung’s nationwide science, technology, engineering and math contest, Solve for Tomorrow.

Sunnyside students targeted for STEM upgrade
11/8/13 | Arizona Daily Star | Jamar Younger

The Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson will partner with the University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute as part of a program to identify future scientists, mathematicians and engineers from economically-challenged school districts.

Regents seek $1 billion for science facilities

11/7/13 | Arizona Republic | Alia Beard Rau and Anne Ryman

The Arizona Board of Regents will ask the Legislature to authorize $1 billion in bonds to build research facilities at the state’s universities with a goal to double research-grant funding from $1 billion a year to $2 billion by 2020.

FDA awards $2M to C-Path for new data standards
11/7/13 | Drug Discovery & Development | Staff Report

The Critical Path Institute has received a $2 million grant from the Food and Drug Administration to help streamline the process to evaluate and approve new medical products.