Arizona Bioscience News: 20 years of bio progress; New Banner Health center; HonorHealth’s heart technology

September 22, 2022

By Jessica Vaile

Mapping 20 years of progress in Arizona’s bioscience sector / AZ Big Media

Twenty years ago, over 100 Arizona leaders came together to develop a plan to build our bioscience sector. The result was Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap, which placed the state on a long-term trajectory toward success.

Here’s how Arizona bioscience sector is making a difference / AZ Big Media

Joan Koerber-Walker, president and CEO of the Arizona Bioindustry Association, writes that as Arizona enters its third decade of bioscience focus, new catalysts are taking shape that will spark new growth and help to foster new health innovations. 

Glucose monitors grow popular among fitness enthusiasts, even as diabetics struggle to get one / Arizona Republic

For many diabetics, continuous glucose monitors are a crucial tool—mechanical devices that repeatedly measure the levels of sugar in a person’s blood. But diabetics aren’t the only ones who can use CGMs, raising high-stakes questions about access to supplies.

Banner Health to open NPH center after receiving $5 million gift / KVOA

Banner Health plans to open a NPH center as part of the Brain and Spine Institute at Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix that will specialize in a reversible condition known as normal pressure hydrocephalus.

University of Arizona medical school in Tucson fails to get full 8-year extension for accreditation / Arizona Republic

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education did not grant the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson the typical eight years of approval during a recent program evaluation, requiring follow-up to address areas of concern ranging from student satisfaction to school processes.

HonorHealth one of first in nation to showcase new heart arrhythmia technology / ABC 15

HonorHealth’s Cardiovascular Center of Excellence at Scottsdale Shea Medical Center got the Genesis Robotic Magnetic Navigation System earlier this year, enabling them to better treat patients with both complex and routine heart arrhythmias.

Inno under 25 2022: Meet 10 of Arizona’s brightest young entrepreneurs / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Arizona’s startup ecosystem is in full bloom and bolstered by young people starting their own ventures—featured in AZ Inno’s annual recognition of innovators under age 25. 

Upcoming Events / 

September 26: Leading Women: Biotech and Beyond

September 27: 2022 STEM & Innovation Summit

September 27: 4th Annual Drug Discovery and Development Summit

September 28: AZAdvances Innovation Showcase

September 28: The AZBio Awards

September 28-29: White Hat Life Science Investor Conference

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