Life-saving research takes hit in state cuts

April 5, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: Arizona Daily Star, Jane See White] – When Arizona lawmakers cut $22.5 million in 2009 funding for Science Foundation Arizona early this year, they cost the state much more than they saved.
Potentially life-saving research has been stalled. Jobs have been eliminated. New products that would have been produced in Arizona by skilled Arizona workers are gathering dust on the shelf for lack of a final research push.
Consider the case of High Throughput Genomics Inc., a biomedical, genetics laboratory based on the South Side. HTG has been stopped “at third base” in its work on new products, according to CEO TJ Johnson.
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