Arizona Bioscience News: Arizona’s bio leaders honored; ASU most innovative again; TGen studies long-term COVID in kids

September 16, 2021

By Matt Ellsworth

Arizona Bioscience Week will kick off with broadcast premiere of Celebrating Life & Science / AZ Big Media 

Arizona Bioscience Week, which will feature events between Oct. 3 and 9 including the television special “Celebrating Life & Science,” is now in its sixth year celebrating the state’s innovative life science and health care community.  

Here are the winners and finalists for Governor’s Innovation Awards / AZ Big Media 

Celebrating the visionaries, innovators and future leaders making critical contributions to technology, bioscience and education across Arizona, the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority have announced winners and finalists ahead of the 2021 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards set for Oct. 13. 

ASU named most innovative university for 7th straight year / AZ Big Media  

For the seventh year in a row, Arizona State University is ranked No. 1 in innovation by U.S. News & World Report for making the most innovative improvements toward curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology and facilities. 

Here comes AZ Inno: Comprehensive coverage of Arizona’s startup world / Phoenix Business Journal 

AZ Inno, the new online media platform launched by the Phoenix Business Journal, is a comprehensive gateway for readers to engage with the Arizona startup community, as well as the angel investors or venture capitalists who are backing these fledging businesses, and the university accelerators that are helping bring students’ business plans to life. 

Inno under 25 / Phoenix Business Journal 

The 11 members of this year’s inaugural AZ Inno Under 25 list offer a glimpse into the future that these bright young upstarts are working to create in Arizona. 

Phoenix’s TGen is looking for participants in a nationwide study of long-term COVID in young people / 12 News 

The researchers at TGen are joining a nationwide study focusing on long-term COVID-19 and its effects on children and young adults, who account for more than 30% of new cases. 

Arizona virologists work to get one step ahead of COVID-19 mutations / ABC 15 

Researchers from Arizona’s three public universities and TGen are doing COVID-19 sequencing which helps them learn how the virus may be mutating and whether a newly discovered variant could evade antibodies. Read moreMu COVID-19 variant now present in Arizona 

University of Arizona to distribute TakeAway Testing for COVID-19 this week / KOLD 

The University of Arizona is planning to launch the Cats TakeAway Testing program to allow students and employees to take a COVID-19 test—which involves swishing and gargling a saline solution before spitting it into a tube—on the go. 

Telehealth to serve large healthcare role, even after pandemic / Inside Tucson Business 
COVID-19 has resulted in a permanent shift in the health care industry that will endure even after the pandemic subsides as a higher percentage of patients turn to telehealth for visits with their doctors. 

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