Arizona Bioscience News: ASU’s compact X-ray; Venture Madness finalists; Cancer vaccine trial

February 16, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

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ASU’s compact accelerator X-ray passes initial tests, begins commissioning process / KJZZ

After more than six years of development and component testing at Arizona State University, the Compact X-Ray Light Source generated its first X-rays that can see not just bone, but soft tissues and more.

Venture Madness announces 17 finalists for 2023 Arizona pitch competition / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Venture Madness by Invest Southwest, the longest-running venture capital and pitch conference in Arizona, has selected 17 finalists for the 2023 competition where the companies will have the chance to win their share of $40,000 in cash prizes and secure funding from accredited investors.

New developments for cancer vaccine underway / Arizona PBS

Calviri, a biotech startup that spun out of Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, is currently conducting a cancer prevention clinical trial with the help of people’s pets.

Phoenix Children’s announces expansion at Thomas campus / Greater Phoenix In Business

Phoenix Children’s has announced a series of expansion projects on the Thomas Road campus totaling 212,000 square feet, increasing the clinical space and adding about 100 new inpatient beds and 60 clinical exam rooms.

Working to ‘break down barriers’: Rural health center to reach out to hard-to-reach patients / Arizona Republic

Chiricahua Community Health Centers is using a mix of grant funding and its own money in Cochise County to try to raise vaccination rates and improve health outcomes.

The Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center receives $500,500 grant / Imperial Valley Press

Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center received a $500,500 grant from the Flinn Foundation to enhance research capacity at Yuma Regional Medical Center and build a pathway for students at Arizona Western College to seek health-system relevant credentialing in the field.

Flinn seeks two bioscience program managers / Flinn Foundation

The Flinn Foundation is hiring for two program manager positions to work in our bioscience program area—Program Manager, Bioscience Research and Program Manager, Translational Bioscience and Entrepreneurship.

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