Biozona Weekly: Venture Madness; New Yulex center; Tallwave competition

February 6, 2014

By hammersmith

Tallwave hopes to link investors, startups
2/4/14 | Arizona Republic | Peter Corbett

Scottsdale-based Tallwave is hoping to link investors with six “fund-ready” health care IT startup companies it has identified for next-stage development.

Verve Medical finds new home at BioAccel facility
2/3/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

BioAccel has recruited Verve Medical Inc., a company from Santa Barbara, Calif., to its BioInspire accelerator in Peoria to create a medical device that uses radio frequency energy to stop certain nerves from causing high blood pressure.

Researchers look to K-9 DNA to identify human autism genes
2/1/14 | CBS5 | Adam Longo

Phoenix-based scientists at Translational Genomics Research Institute are beginning to examine whether dogs might hold the key to unlocking the mystery behind childhood autism.

Yulex plants new growth with genetics facility
1/31/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Phoenix-based Yulex Corp., which makes guayule-based rubber materials, is opening a seed and genetics center in Chandler that will focus on plant breeding and molecular genetics to develop guayule worldwide for medical, consumer, industrial, and bioenergy applications.

UA scientists find the missing link in muscle diseases
1/31/14 | Tucson News Now | Barbara Grijalva

A University of Arizona College of Medicine scientist has shown that genetic mutations in the protein titin do cause muscle disease.

UA College of Medicine-Phoenix provides patient simulations for realistic experiences
1/31/14 | Downtown Devil | Agnel Philip

Students at University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix have the opportunity to practice realistic medical procedures on lifelike mannequins as part of the Arizona Center for Simulation and Experiential Learning, which aims to improve both health care education and patient safety.

Venture Madness names 64-company field for startups

1/30/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

The 64 startups have been named and the brackets have been set in the inaugural Venture Madness pitch competition which will feature companies from 26 industries in five states striving for a live demo pitch event in March.