Arizona Bioscience News: Additive Implants a Venture Madness winner; St. Joseph’s names new CEO; Creighton, ASU partner on health programs

February 27, 2020

By Matt Ellsworth

See the four winners in this year’s Venture Madness competition / Phoenix Business Journal

Additive Implants Inc., a Phoenix-based startup that created a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved, 3D-printed titanium alloy cervical spacer system for use in back and neck surgeries, was the winner in the Venture Madness medical category, taking home $15,000 from the annual business pitch contest.

One of the Valley’s largest hospitals has a new CEO / Phoenix Business Journal

Gabrielle Finley-Hazle has been named the new president and CEO of Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center, replacing the retiring Patty White, a registered nurse who spent 35 years with the company.

Creighton University and ASU to partner on health programs / Arizona Republic

Creighton University, set to open a midtown Phoenix campus in 2021, will give admissions preference to Arizona State University students who want to attend certain Creighton graduate health programs as part of an education, teaching and research partnership between the two institutions. Read more: Arizona State, Creighton announce health care education partnership

Banner-UMC Tucson’s ER is geriatric accredited, provides targeted care for seniors / Arizona Daily Star

Banner-University Medical Center Tucson has earned geriatric emergency department accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians, the first in Tucson with this distinction.

Arizona startup Emagine Solutions Technology gets FDA clearance / AZ Big Media

Emagine Solutions Technology, a Tucson-based medical software device company, has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to market its VistaScan mobile ultrasound platform, which transforms a clinician’s cell phone or tablet into a portable ultrasound solution.

Arizona’s bioscience and health communities jump in to eradicate coronavirus / Chamber Business News

From a new test that can detect the coronavirus within 15 minutes to high tech robots that can sterilize hospital rooms, the work of Arizona’s bioscience and health communities are contributing to a world stepping up to stop it from spreading.

UArizona College of Pharmacy celebrates new center dedicated to breakthroughs in drug research / KVOA

The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy has expanded and renovated the Skaggs Pharmaceutical Science Center, a $26 million addition that includes new laboratories for discovery, development and research in pharmaceutics.

UA researchers look at potential cancer risks to firefighters / KOLD

A new $1.5 million study at the University of Arizona is looking at how a cancer-causing chemical found in foam and protective gear used by firefighters might contribute to their increased cancer risk. Read also: UArizona researchers test potential therapy for concussion-related headaches

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