Arizona Bioscience News: Alzheimer’s Consortium seeks prevention therapy; NeoLight receives device clearance; ArMA hires new leader

November 2, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

Biomedical clinical research firm opens center in Phoenix / Phoenix Business Journal

Stephens & Associates has picked Phoenix to open its second U.S. clinical research center, which will test medical devices, cosmetics, and personal care products for safety, efficacy and substantiation of product performance.

Local medical-device startup acquired by Chicago firm / Arizona Daily Star

Revolutionary Medical Devices, a Tucson startup firm that began marketing a patented nasal ventilating device for patients under sedation, has been acquired by a major provider of respiratory products.

Arizona program hopes to start in fall 2020 / JAVMA News

The University of Arizona’s planned Marley Foundation College of Veterinary Medicine in Tucson is once again seeking provisional accreditation from the AVMA Council on Education, which will conduct a site visit in spring 2019.

Phoenix med-tech startup receives FDA clearance for device to treat jaundice in babies / Phoenix Business Journal

Bioscience startup NeoLight LLC has received Food and Drug Administration clearance for its jaundice treatment device, which clears the way for further testing, manufacturing and distribution of the portable therapeutic device that babies sleep on in a bassinet, crib, warming table or incubator.

Arizona Medical Association finds replacement for retiring Chic Older / Phoenix Business Journal

The Arizona Medical Association, a physician advocacy group, has hired Libby McDannell as its new executive vice president, replacing the retiring Chic Older.

Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium uses a collaborative approach in quest to develop prevention therapies / Flinn Foundation

Arizona’s top Alzheimer’s disease researchers have set an ambitious goal to find and support the approval of a prevention therapy by 2025.

The state of aging in the Valley / KJZZ

This 10-part series explores topics such as dementia, Latino caregivers, healthy aging, and an early-onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis.