Arizona Bioscience News: ASU spinout receives NIH grant; Arizona attracts CA firms; Monsanto to grow crops in Pima County

August 25, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

ASU_2Bay area start-ups find low-cost outposts in Arizona / New York Times

Arizona’s low cost of doing business, quality of life, and proximity are attracting California technology companies looking to grow. Read also: Arizona benefitting from California companies looking to expand

Monsanto to grow greenhouse crops in Tucson area / Arizona Daily Star

Multinational biotechnology giant Monsanto Co. hopes to start building a facility later this year to grow corn and soybeans in at least one greenhouse on a 7-acre site in Pima County.

Microwave energy treating cancer, hypertension / Flagstaff Business News

Symple Surgical, which works out of Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology in Flagstaff, is developing device-based therapies that deliver microwave energy that could be used to treat hypertension, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal cancer, and metastatic tumor ablation.

Research center in Oro Valley looks to grow after spinoff from Sanofi / Arizona Daily Star

French drug giant Sanofi has spun off its drug research center in Oro Valley to Icagen Inc., a North Carolina-based biotech drug research company, but the center will continue to serve Sanofi and may grow by conducting research for other major pharmaceutical companies.

ASU pharma spinout wins $1.5M NIH research grant / Phoenix Business Journal

Sonoran Biosciences, an early stage pharmaceutical company spun out of Arizona State University, has received a $1.48 million research grant for its antibiotic gel to treat prosthetic joint infections.