ASU gets $4.7 million grant for one-of-a-kind molecular laser / Phoenix Business Journal
Arizona State University has received a $4.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support the creation of the compact X-ray free electron laser— a precise tool for examining biomolecules at the atomic level—being built at ASU’s Biodesign Institute in Tempe. Read more: ASU laser technology gets boost from NSF ‘Big Ideas’ initiative
Barrow doctors implant ‘pacemakers’ in brains of Alzheimer’s patients / Arizona Republic
Doctors at Barrow Neurological Institute, part of Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, are hoping a surgical implant will gain approval for widespread use in treating patients for Alzheimer’s disease. Read more: Barrow announces Phase 3 study of Alzheimer’s treatment
Bringing innovation to the state, Arizona Bioscience Week / Chamber Business News
The Arizona Bioindustry Association is holding its fourth annual Arizona Bioscience Week from Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 featuring the annual awards event, scientific and investor conferences and forums, and networking opportunities.
ASU spinoff raises $4.3 million to expand its speech analytics tech / Phoenix Business Journal
Aural Analytics Inc., a Scottsdale-based Arizona State University spinoff, has raised $4.3 million to expand its technology that uses speech analytics to detect neurological issues.
UA researchers create smartphone microscope to test for virus in water / Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona researchers have developed a smartphone device that could benefit the water treatment industry by detecting low levels of the extremely contagious norovirus in a matter of minutes.
Phoenix philanthropist donates $5 million to Creighton, St. Joseph’s / KTAR
Creighton University and Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital have received a $5 million donation from Phoenix-area philanthropist Doris Norton to develop Creighton’s new Health Sciences Campus at Park Central and support nursing student scholarships at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute were awarded up to a $40 million grant to develop a device for military use that can quickly detect exposure to potential bio-weapons or dangerous viruses.