Arizona Bioscience News: Accelerators win federal grants; Bio pioneering innovations; COVID-19 vaccines

September 23, 2021

By Chris Farrington

3 Arizona accelerators win grants to boost underrepresented entrepreneurs / Phoenix Business Journal

Three business accelerators in Arizona— Seed Spot, the University of Arizona Center for Innovation and Startup Tucson—have been awarded $50,000 each as part of a Small Business Administration grant program focused on increasing entrepreneurial diversity.


TGen to study long COVID-19 in youths as part of $470 million NIH project / KJZZ

TGen’s portion of a National Institutes of Health project called LEGACI (Life-course Examination of Genomics, Affect and neurocognitive Changes following COVID-19 Infection) will use smartphone apps, wearable devices, and mobile laboratories to study long COVID-19 in infants, children, and adults under 26.


Here’s how Arizona bioscience sector is pioneering innovations / AZ Big Media (Op-ed)

Joan Koerber-Walker, president and CEO of the Arizona Bioindustry Association, writes how Arizona’s bioscience innovators and healthcare systems have combined business and science to make life better for people in Arizona, across the country, and around the world by discovering, developing, and delivering life-changing and lifesaving treatments and tools.


UA professor examines possible link between COVID-19 vaccine and tinnitus / ABC 15

A University of Arizona researcher is surveying adults across the country looking for commonalities in hundreds of people who have reported sudden or worsening tinnitus after receiving COVID-19 vaccines.


Arizona hospitals ‘cautiously optimistic’ as latest wave of COVID continues moving through the state / 12 News

Hospitals around the state are still filled with COVID-19 patients, but some numbers are trending in a better direction. Read more: Arizona hospitals brace for flu season as COVID-19 cases remain high


Senior COVID-19 advisor to Arizona Gov. Ducey details plan to get more people vaccinated / Fox 10

Dr. Richard Carmona, a former U.S. Surgeon General, says his approach to getting more Arizonans inoculated is to change the narrative and tailor the message to specific groups.


Phoenix adds COVID-19 vaccines to its mobile testing vans in effort to reach more residents / Arizona Republic

The city of Phoenix is upping its efforts to get residents vaccinated against COVID-19 as its mobile testing vans will now also offer vaccines on certain days and locations.


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