Biozona Weekly: Tech Council winners; Health care merger; Alzheimer

November 20, 2014

By hammersmith

Study: Medical device industry facing $34 billion revenue hit
11/20/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The medical device industry has enjoyed stability, strong growth, healthy margins and above average price-to-earnings ratios over the last 20 years, but a confluence of forces could create a $34 billion hit to the medical device industry’s revenues over the next five years.

UA College of Medicine team wins $200,000 grant for work studying cervical cancer
11/19/14 | Downtown Devil | Nikiana Medansky

Two researchers from the University of Arizona College of Medicine–Phoenix were awarded a $200,000 grant last month from the Flinn Foundation to collaborate on cervical cancer research.

UA-Banner health-care merger due Jan. 31
11/17/14 | Arizona Daily Star | Stephanie Innes

Banner Health will officially acquire the UA Health Network on Jan. 31, a deal the Arizona Board of Regents and the UA Health Network approved in June that includes a Banner Health partnership with the UA College of Medicine and acquisition of the private, independent UA Health Network. Read also: UA Health Network Takeover Will Be Complete in January

Learning about your family’s elevated Alzheimer’s risk–as early as age 8
11/15/14 | Scientific American | Gary Stix

A Colombian neurologist and researchers from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix are recruiting the 70 additional trial participants needed to reach 300 study participants of an extended Colombian family whose inheritance of a genetic mutation from even one parent means that a person is virtually destined to get Alzheimer’s at an early age.

Arizona Technology Council names winners at Governor’s Celebration of Innovation
11/14/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

The Arizona Technology Council announced its annual science and technology innovation winners at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation, which included bioscience leaders in Arizona companies and schools. Read also: Governor’s innovation awards presented Thursday night

Arizona STEM students, teachers get Super Bowl honors
11/14/14 | Arizona Republic | Miranda Perez

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee honored Arizona students, educators, and schools for innovation in science, technology, engineering and math during the STEM Superhero Awards at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix.

Experimental spinal cord procedure tested at Phoenix hospital
11/14/14 | KJZZ | Andrew Bernier

An experimental device never before used was implanted into the spinal cord of an injured Scottsdale man at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital as part of a federal safety study.