Biozona Weekly: UA research funding; Venture Madness winner; Crow interview

March 13, 2014

By hammersmith

Gov. Brewer names two to the Arizona Board of Regents
3/12/14 | The Explorer | Staff Report

Ron Shoopman, vice chair of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, is one of the governor’s two new appointees to the Arizona Board of Regents.

UA deserves better in Brewer’s budget
3/10/14 | Arizona Republic | Editorial

Reasonable people can quibble over the numbers, but it simply makes sense that the state should be looking for ways to increase economic activity, and funding research at our universities is one key method. Read also: Increase universities’ research funding

Design for a new college
3/9/14 | Wall Street Journal | Douglas Belkin

The Wall Street Journal asks Arizona State University president Michael Crow about his work, his increase in research initiatives, and other changes that have helped ASU earn a spot on three separate rankings of America’s best colleges.

Verde Valley SciTech festival gains traction
3/8/14 | The Bugle | Yvonne Gonzalez

The Verde Valley will host more than a dozen Arizona SciTech Festival events later this month, marking the first time the region is actively participating in the third annual statewide festival.  Read also: SciTech Festival is a big hit

Phoenix tissue bank wins Venture Madness competition
3/7/14 | Arizona Republic | Peter Corbett

Phoenix tissue bank company Pinnacle Transplant Technologies was the big winner in the Venture Madness competition, taking home a $30,000 prize for further development of the early stage company.

10 companies to watch: Phoenix tech companies poised to join big leagues
3/7/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Staff Report

After brainstorming and asking the local business community, the Phoenix Business Journal has decided to focus on 10 technology companies to watch over the next year to see what develops.

Arizona Care Network expands with addition of Phoenix Children’s group
3/7/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Phoenix Children’s Care Network, with its 500 doctors and the state’s only freestanding pediatric hospital, has joined the Arizona Care Network to create a system of nine hospitals and 2,500 doctors.