Biozona Weekly: SynDaver Phoenix expansion; Tech transfer success; Transplant medicine project

October 31, 2013

By hammersmith

SynDaver Labs to create upwards of 1,000 jobs with Phoenix expansion
10/30/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Tampa, Fla.-based SynDaver Labs, which makes synthetic human tissues and body parts, announced an expansion to Phoenix with plans to hire between 500 and 1,000 people within the next three years.

UA’s new tech-transfer effort takes flight
10/30/13 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

Tech Launch Arizona at the University of Arizona has helped launch two startups in just the past two months–including a company which focuses on the fast detection of biological pathogens–with many more in the pipeline.

Universities adjusting education to fit new health care models
10/30/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The Valley’s universities are changing the way they teach to better prepare their students for the murky waters brought by the Affordable Care Act.

Biotech success story provides lessons in helping business thrive in Pima County
10/29/13 | Arizona Daily Star | Ray Carroll (Guest Opinion)

Pima County is going to have to be aggressive when it comes to competing in the economic-development world, yet a biotech success story shows the importance of building networks and connections and regional ties.

TGen researchers concerned about MRSA
10/28/13 | KTAR | Bob McClay

Researchers with TGen in Phoenix are sounding the alarm about MRSA, caused by staph bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics, live in the nose and on the skin, and is spread by skin-to-skin contact.

Mesa business owner goes from auto mechanic to med student
10/28/13 | East Valley Tribune | April Fischer (Submitted)

Inspired by the medical difficulties of his youngest son, Ken Johnson, owner of Desert Auto Works in Mesa, embarked on a second career upon his acceptance to the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

Instead of waiting for donor organs, patients could have new ones grown in the lab
10/27/13 | Arizona Daily Star | Stephanie Innes

The whitish-gray human lungs attached to a ventilator inside a Tucson laboratory are part of a bold project at the University of Arizona that aims to forever change the landscape of transplant medicine.

The tech that’s really changing lives
10/25/13 | TechRadar | Gary Marshall

Sometimes technologies really do save lives, as is the case with the TGen Cloud, which uses high-performance computing and the cloud to help treat children with cancer.

Flagstaff does itself proud as first STEM city
10/25/13 | Arizona Daily Sun | Opinion

If there is any doubt that Flagstaff is a STEM city, two stories this past week should have put that to rest.

Scottsdale Community College unveils new nursing building
10/24/13 | Arizona Republic | Mary Beth Faller

Scottsdale Community College’s nursing program added three new high-tech mannequin “patients” to its group of simulators that can breathe, urinate, bleed, have a pulse and give birth, part of the $4.25 million renovation of the Health Sciences building that opened this fall.