Arizona Bioscience News: Anuncia relocates to Scottsdale; ASU in top 10 for patents; Delta variant causing more concern

July 1, 2021

By brianpowell

Unvaccinated people ‘highly at risk’: Concern grows over delta variant of COVID-19 / Arizona Republic

Arizona’s public health experts are increasingly worried about the delta variant, a coronavirus strain that’s likely more contagious and is gaining momentum in unvaccinated people. Read more: As delta variant spreads, doctor urges Arizonans to get vaccinated

East Coast medical device startup Anuncia relocates to Scottsdale  / Phoenix Business Journal

Anuncia, a medical device company addressing cerebrospinal fluid disorders like hydrocephalus, is relocating its head office from Massachusetts to the SkySong office development in Scottsdale. Read more: Anuncia will move headquarters to Scottsdale

ASU makes Top 10 in U.S. patent rankings for 3rd straight year / AZ Big Media

For the third consecutive year, Arizona State University is in the top 10 for U.S. patents issued to U.S. universities—and 11th worldwide—according to the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

UArizona begins construction on new applied research building / KOLD

Construction has started on the University of Arizona’s new $85 million, 89,000-square-foot Applied Research Building that will house research that advances applied physical sciences and engineering.

Scottsdale hospital one of the first to use X-ray vision for hip replacement / KTAR

The Abrazo Scottsdale Campus became one of the first hospitals in the country to use new augmented reality guidance technology— which projects 3D holograms onto special headgear that lets physicians “see into” the patient’s body during a procedure—for a total hip replacement.

Have you had COVID-19? You still need to get vaccinated, Arizona health officials say / Arizona Republic

National and state health officials say people who were infected with the new coronavirus still should get vaccinated, though that advice has generated a recent public debate.

Angel investor tax credit extension means business for Arizona / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

Jamie Baxter, co-founder and CEO of Phoenix-based Qwick, writes about how the angel investor tax credit has generated early-stage funding for more than 200 Arizona businesses and has had a $1.38 billion economic impact over the past six years.

COVID-19 killed our trust in science (real science, that is). How do we resurrect it now? / Arizona Republic (Op-ed)  

David Engelthaler, who leads the infectious-disease division of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, writes that science is not just a discrete set of immutable facts; it is a continuum of learning.

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