Flinn Foundation-sponsored study identifies three bioscience growth areas to advance innovation and economic growth in greater Phoenix

Precision oncology/medicine, digital health, translational neurosciences to advance Phoenix Bioscience Core, new hubs PHOENIX—A new study of the Phoenix area’s bioscience ecosystem has identified three areas poised for rapid growth and global impact at the Phoenix Bioscience Core and in surrounding regional hubs of research and innovation. The report, “Leveraging the Phoenix Region’s Bioscience Assets […]

Flinn Foundation names new leaders as longtime executive retires

PHOENIX—Brad Halvorsen joined the Flinn Foundation in 1989 as its first communications employee. After 35 years of service to the foundation and Arizona, including nearly a decade as executive vice president, Halvorsen retires June 14. Halvorsen’s departure prompts two other executive leadership changes. Vice President, Communications Matt Ellsworth has been promoted to chief administrative officer, […]

2024 Flinn Scholars to receive full rides to Arizona public universities

PHOENIX—The 2024 Flinn Scholarship has been awarded to 20 Arizona high-school seniors who will attend in-state universities with merit awards providing each of them a full ride. Members of the Flinn Scholars Class of 2024 will receive a comprehensive scholarship package valued over four years at more than $130,000, including the cost of tuition, fees, […]

Arizona bioscience growth continues, sets record highs

PHOENIX–Arizona’s bioscience sector has continued its sustained advancement over the past two years and established record highs for several performance metrics, at growth rates often outpacing the nation, according to the latest data analysis commissioned by the Flinn Foundation. Arizona reached record highs in National Institutes of Health funding, bioscience jobs and wages, university research […]

Six Arizona startups driving biosciences forward in 2024

PHOENIX—Arizona-based bioscience companies developing blood tests to diagnose cancer and other diseases more quickly and accurately, AI tools to automate lab work, and an alternative way to treat itchiness in dogs have been selected for the 2024 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program. Four of the six early-stage companies representing the 11th cohort of the program […]

Flinn Foundation names leadership of Arizona’s statewide bioscience committee

Higher education executive Heather Carter, UArizona biomedical engineer Jennifer Barton to serve as chair, vice chair PHOENIX—Heather Carter and Jennifer Barton, accomplished Arizona leaders in the biosciences, higher education, and public policy, have been named chair and vice chair of the Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee. The committee, administered by the Flinn Foundation, is the […]

Flinn Foundation adds two Phoenix business leaders to its board of directors

PHOENIX—Arizona business leaders Chris Camacho and Adam Goodman—the heads of Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Goodmans, respectively—have been elected to the Flinn Foundation board of directors. Camacho, an advocate for the biosciences, other innovation industries, and the arts has served as president and CEO of the economic development organization for nearly a decade–an era of […]

Flinn Foundation funds Arizona research teams to drive discoveries into clinical settings

PHOENIX—Ten research teams from three Arizona institutions have been awarded $100,000 each from the Flinn Foundation Seed Grants to Promote Translational Research Program to help turn their findings into viable treatments and diagnostics.

Seeding innovation: 12 Flinn Foundation grantees to tackle clinical needs 

PHOENIX—Imagine a bioactive dressing to help diabetic wounds heal faster, or a wearable device to catch septic shock before severe symptoms emerge, or a new therapeutic that prevents addiction in patients managing chronic pain with opioids.  These are three of a dozen new diagnostics, treatments, and products that teams of Arizona scientists and clinicians will […]
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