Biozona Weekly: Tucson report calls for more diagnostics; Cancer Dream Teams work together; ZocDoc to open Scottsdale office

March 29, 2013

By Flinn Foundation

Tucson is urged to seize lead in medical diagnostics
3/28/2013 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

A Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities report concludes Tucson should establish a medical diagnostics institute and take other major steps to expand its already robust diagnostics sector that includes Ventana Medical Systems and HTG Molecular Diagnostics, and the research strengths of the University of Arizona.

Scottsdale lands health service
3/27/2013 | Arizona Republic | Peter Corbett

ZocDoc, a 5-year-old New York-based digital health-care service company that connects patients and doctors, announced it’s bringing 60 jobs to its new Scottsdale Waterfront office this year with a goal of bringing up to 650 jobs over the next few years.

Valley physician is part of dream teams fighting cancer

3/27/2013 | KJZZ (91.5) | Here and Now

Dr. Daniel Von Hoff of Translational Genomics Research Institute and Scottsdale Healthcare, who was featured in the latest Time Magazine cover story, “How to Cure Cancer,” speaks to host Steve Goldstein about the efforts to cure cancer and the dream teams of physicians who have come together with complementary areas of expertise. 

Radiation exposure device developed at ASU
3/26/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University is partnering with Carlsbad, Calif.-based Life Technologies Corp. to create a device to rapidly assess an individual’s radiation exposure in the event of a nuclear incident.

CORE Institute expanding with move to new Phoenix headquarters
3/25/2013 | Phoenix Business Journal | Kristena Hansen

The CORE Institute—an orthopedic services provider that served more than 36,000 new patients last year from its eight Valley locations—will relocate its Phoenix headquarters this fall into a larger, roughly 69,000-square-foot space in the Union Hills Corporate Center off Interstate 17.
Banner Health now Mesa’s top employer
3/21/2013 | East Valley Tribune | Michelle Reese

Banner Health’s growth and expansion over the past few years, including the creation of Cardon Children’s Medical Center, has made the company the leading employer in Mesa, fulfilling a city goal of adding health care, education, aerospace, tourism and technology in the community.

Smarter spaces: Education building at forefront of high-tech, energy-efficient building
3/15/2013 | Phoenix Business Journal | Masada Siegel

The Health Sciences Education Building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus is an example of a new generation of high-tech, energy-efficient buildings that help improve the lives of the people who use them.