Arizona Bioscience News: AniCell Biotech second in Venture Madness; Snowflake school’s STEM honor; UA COM-Phoenix completes accreditation visit

March 16, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

Women’s business conference to focus on Latinas in STEM careers / KJZZ

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce is putting the spotlight on Latinas in STEM careers for its sixth annual Power of the Purse women’s business conference.

Arizona researchers using Colombian village to research Alzheimer’s disease / KTAR

The enrollment phase was completed and the data collecting began this month in a Colombian village that Arizona researchers hope will lead to a path to delaying the disease or finally solving the Alzheimer’s puzzle.

Clean Router is this year’s Venture Madness winner / Phoenix Business Journal

AniCell BioTech LLC, a Gilbert-based bioscience startup that extends the active lives of horses and dogs through regenerative treatments, took second place in the fourth annual Venture Madness business competition that started with 64 early-stage companies. Read also: Entrepreneur: Valley biotech startup uses stem cells to heal pets

UA College of Medicine-Phoenix completes accreditation site visit / Phoenix Business Journal

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix is one step closer to full accreditation after a three-day site visit by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, which plans to produce its final report this summer.

Behind the Scenes: Banner Health pushes forward with new patient tower / Phoenix Business Journal

The new 16-story Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix tower under construction will add more than 700,000 square feet and cost close to $420 million.

Snowflake school makes top 10 in national STEM contest / Arizona Republic

Middle-school students from Snowflake, a small town about three hours northeast of Phoenix, created a low-cost animal-detection system that landed them a spot as a top 10 national finalist in a STEM competition and a chance to win $150,000 in technology for their school.

University of Arizona researcher turns off a potent corn toxin that stunts childhood growth, causes liver disease / Arizona Daily Star

A plant geneticist at the University of Arizona has engineered a strain of corn that shuts off the ability of a plant fungus to produce aflatoxin, which can stunt childhood growth and cause liver disease.

Phoenix STEM workforce is supporting U.S. manufacturing growth / IndustryWeek

There are more than 500 community engagement programs across the greater Phoenix area that are designed to tap into and inspire early STEM interests and push the area towards its goal of being recognized as a top STEM market.

Stretchable, wearable medical technology on track to hit the market soon / Tucson News Now

Stretchable, wearable electronics features technology that can be used to save lives in an emergency or catch problems before they become life-threatening.