Biozona Weekly: SciTech looks to grow; Supercomputer speeds cancer analysis; Brains donated for science

October 25, 2012

By hammersmith

LiquidCMO’s arthritis formula also found to treat fibromyalgia
10/19/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

After 10 years of research, Phoenix-based LiquidCMO Inc. has introduced a compound to treat arthritis and fibromyalgia.

OV streamlines code to lure bioscience firms
10/18/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | Phil Villarreal

In a move designed to help businesses establish themselves in Oro Valley with more speed and ease, the Town Council approved an Economic Expansion Zone for Innovation Park, home of Oro Valley Hospital, Sanofi and Roche Group subsidiary Ventana Medical Systems.

The crack team that removes & preserves people’s brains just hours after they die
10/16/2012 | Discover Magazine | Jeff Wheelwright

On average, the residents of Sun City, Ariz., occupy their domiciles for a dozen years. When they depart-almost always by dying-they often leave their brains behind. Hoping to do good for science, they have enrolled in the Brain and Body Donation Program of the Banner Sun Health Research Institute.

High-tech startup preps pitch for water-monitoring system
10/16/2012 |  Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

Deward “Dewey” Manzer’s latest company, Instant BioScan LLC that features a new optics-based technology to detect microbial contamination in water in real time, will be making a pitch to potential investors at Invest Southwest in November.

Arizona SciTech Festival aims for bigger reach, more collaboration
10/12/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Christopher Leone, Editorial Intern

From the Dam Bar Restaurant in Kingman to the Windemere Hotel in Sierra Vista, Arizona’s first SciTech Festival earlier this year stretched farther than most science festivals. Now, festival director Jeremy Babendure hopes to stretch things even farther by the time the second festival kicks off on Feb. 9, 2013.

Supercomputer speeds up cancer analysis
10/11/2012 | InformationWeek | Nicole Lewis 

By marrying good science to a supercomputer, researchers have found a way to do the genomic analysis of a cancer tumor, a process that once took 8 weeks, in just 47 seconds per patient. The supercomputer-based high-speed fiber network was built by Phoenix-based NantHealth, whose chairman is Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.