Biozona Weekly: Tucson recognized for entrepreneurs; New cancer knife helps during surgery; NACET seminar helps businesses

August 8, 2013

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NACET seminar to align businesses for growth
8/7/13 | Arizona Daily Sun | Christopher Leone

Trish Rensink, a business counselor at the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology in Flagstaff, works with businesses to put their organization on a higher growth path and reach their goal more quickly and efficiently.

St. Luke’s first to enroll patients in kidney trial
8/7/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix is the first in Arizona to enroll patients in a clinical trial of a procedure that seeks to protect the kidneys during a coronary angiogram.

Jack Johnson, science fair’s beloved ‘father,’ dies at 81
8/7/13 | Arizona Daily Star | Tom Beal

Jack D. Johnson, a University of Arizona professor and administrator who died recently at the age of 81, is remembered most for boosting the quality of and participation in the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Steve Zylstra named chairman of the Technology Councils of North America
8/7/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

Steve Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council since 2007, has been named to a two-year term as chairman of the Technology Councils of North America, which includes nearly 50 technology councils throughout the United States, Canada and Finland.
Native American students complete 10-week cancer research projects
8/6/13 | Navajo-Hopi Observer | Katherine Locke

Students participating in the Native American Cancer Prevention program, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, presented research at Northern Arizona University that focused on links between cancer and the Native American population.

Moore Foundation awards ASU researchers $1.8M to develop microscopy technology
8/6/13 | GenomeWeb Daily News | Staff Report

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute $1.8 million for the development of new microscopy technology for capturing molecular-level events in living systems.

New cancer knife can ‘smell’ cancerous tissue
8/5/13 | KPHO | Greg Argos

The ‘I’ or Intelligent Knife, the small device that can detect cancerous cells in real time as a surgeon is cutting through a tumor, could revolutionize how doctors treat people battling cancer.

Biz tip of the week: Don’t try to swim against tide
8/5/13 | Arizona Daily Star | Ralph Hershberger (SCORE Southern Arizona)

A startup can improve its chances for survival and success by being in the right place at the right time, and in Arizona, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well.

Tucson recognized as one of five emerging hubs for entrepreneurs
8/2/13 | Inside Tucson Business | Joe Pangburn

Tucson is one of five top emerging entrepreneurial hubs in the United States, according to Entrepreneur Magazine, which highlights the city in its August issue. Read also: Entrepreneur magazine names Tucson emerging entrepreneurial hub