Arizona Bioscience News: $150M for new UArizona bio center; Abrazo Health neonatal expansion; New bio impact study

November 3, 2022

By Jessica Vaile

University of Arizona is getting $150 million in COVID-19 relief money for a bioscience center / Arizona Republic

A planned Phoenix-based research center operated by the University of Arizona—Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies—will get a $150 million allocation of federal money via the state to be constructed on the downtown Phoenix Bioscience Core campus. Read moreMore than $150M designated for new UArizona research center in downtown Phoenix

One of nation’s largest hospital systems plans $14M Glendale hospital expansion / Phoenix Business Journal

Abrazo Health in Arizona announced it will invest $14 million to expand the neonatal unit at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale, increasing the unit 8,500 square feet and the number of beds from 21 to 35 by late 2023. Read moreAbrazo Arrowhead plans $14 million neonatal unit expansion

Arizona life science sector has economic impact of $38.54B / AZ Big Media

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization and the Council of State Bioscience Associations released new data on the national bioscience industry showing Arizona’s life science sector had an economic impact of $38.54 billion in 2021.

Tech Launch Arizona moves technology to market / KVOA

Tucson-based Reglagene, which is working on a breakthrough therapy for the treatment of brain cancers, is highlighted in this story about the impact Tech Launch Arizona has had taking inventions developed at the University of Arizona and helping them reach commercial markets.

COVID-19 weekly update: Arizona cases increase by 5,129, with 25 new known deaths / Arizona Republic

Reported COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose again last week by 5,129 cases and the percentage of tests returning positive for the virus held at 14%, according to the state’s latest weekly update.

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November 4-5: 2022 Mechanisms of Cellular Evolution Annual Symposium 

November 7: Flinn Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program application deadline  

November 10: 2022 Arizona Business and Health Summit

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