Arizona Bioscience News: Arizona Innovation Challenge names three bio winners; TGen to develop pancreatic cancer test; Tech Launch Arizona startups

December 21, 2017

By brianpowell

See the six winners in the Arizona Commerce Authority’s fall 2017 Arizona Innovation Challenge / Phoenix Business Journal

Three bioscience companies—GT Medical Technologies Inc., Life365 Inc., and Resonea— are among the six winners of the fall 2017 round of the Arizona Commerce Authority’s Arizona Innovation Challenge.

BSWRI, TGen partner to develop multi-marker panel for early pancreatic cancer detection / GenomeWeb

An international research team led by Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute has begun developing an early detection system for pancreatic cancer after securing a federal grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Seven Phoenix businesses named among the best entrepreneurial companies in U.S. / Phoenix Business Journal

Seven Phoenix-based businesses have been named to a list of the best entrepreneurial companies in America by Entrepreneur magazine.

How can multiple myeloma research better include African-American men? / KJZZ

Work led by TGen has concluded that research on multiple myeloma—a blood cancer—has focused very little on African-American men, who are much more likely to be diagnosed with it.

Future of education in Arizona is at a crossroads / Phoenix Business Journal

The room was filled with heavy hitters from the political, education and business spheres—and the message was clear and consistent: We need to improve education in the state. Read more: Arizona business leaders backing higher education tax

Family-run Marcus Networking handles IT work for mainly medical companies / Phoenix Business Journal

Tempe-based Marcus Networking, which started as a tech consulting company 15 years ago, works primarily with medical companies and offers tech services including servers, desktops, help desk support, cabling, phone service, surveillance and HIPAA compliance help.

Tech Launch Arizona reports more companies licensing UA inventions / Arizona Public Media

Tech Launch Arizona, the tech transfer arm at the University of Arizona, has worked with 55 companies to license UA knowledge, inventions, and technology over the past four years.

Arizonans get $4.6 million in refund checks from blood test company Theranos / Arizona Republic

More than 76,000 Arizonans who purchased a Theranos blood test will get a refund check in the mail under a $4.6 million settlement the state negotiated with the embattled California-based blood-testing company.

Kitchell tops off UA Health Sciences building / AZ Big Media

The commemorative last steel beam was put into place at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building project in Tucson, a $165 million, 10-story, 220,000-square-foot building that will be used by the medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health colleges.