Arizona Bioscience News: ASU shifts bio development plans downtown; Salutaris designs clinical trial; Komen to close doors

June 22, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

New radiation treatment for eye disease advances / Arizona Daily Star

Some nine years after its founding based on research at the University of Arizona, Tucson-based Salutaris Medical Devices is preparing for its first full clinical trial of a radiation-therapy device, after a small earlier study showed promise.

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Breast-cancer non-profit Susan G. Komen Arizona to shut its doors; October race canceled / Arizona Republic

Breast-cancer non-profit Susan G. Komen Arizona will close in July because of dwindling donations and event participation. Since 1993, the organization has raised more than $9 million for local and national research, including $4.4 million for Arizona research grants. Read also: Komen Arizona to close doors this summer, registration fees for Race for the Cure to be refunded

Billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong backs out of ASU biomedical center in Phoenix / Arizona Republic

Plans to massively expand Arizona State University’s footprint on the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus will no longer involve investment from NantWorks in joint research teams and facilities.

ASU seeks community input for downtown Phoenix development / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona State University is soliciting input on its planned development of 1.5 million square feet of bioscience and health facilities on seven acres of vacant land north of the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

Antibacterials in soap should be regulated globally, say experts / New Scientist

Rolf Halden, director of Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute Center for Environmental Security, is a lead author on a declaration by some 200 scientists calling for regulators to end the widespread use in consumer products of two problematic antimicrobial chemicals.

HonorHealth cardiologist testing valve to replace open heart surgery / Phoenix Business Journal

An elderly Arizona patient has become the first participant in an HonorHealth study of a prosthetic heart valve developed by Minneapolis-based Tendyne Holdings Inc. that can be implanted without a surgeon stopping the patient’s heart.

How incubators are providing life to Arizona startups / Phoenix Business Journal

Metro Phoenix incubators, such as Seed Spot, the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation and the Edson program at Arizona State University, are responsible for an influx of entrepreneurial ventures and boosting the region’s jobs and number of companies.

At Mexican Medical Fair, Arizona Companies Help Each Other / Fronteras Desk

For Arizona firms trying to break through in the Mexican market, this month’s ExpoMed medical-device fair in Mexico City presented a chance to pursue not only sales, but collaboration.