Arizona Bioscience News: Bio startups thrive in Flagstaff; Arizona hospitals make huge economic impact; STEM school to open for autistic students

May 4, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

Here are Arizona’s 10 hospitals with the greatest economic impact / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona’s hospitals generate an economic impact of $23.8 billion, according to a new study commissioned by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, while creating more than 175,000 direct and indirect jobs in 2015.

Flagstaff sees healthy crop of biotech startups / Arizona Daily Sun

Flagstaff is home to many startup bioscience companies, including Poba Medical, Symple Surgical, Protein Genomics, and Aneuvas, as well as the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology incubator and accelerator.

Booming in biotech: Flagstaff’s SenesTech takes major leaps / Arizona Daily Sun

SenesTech has grown from a startup in Flagstaff’s business incubator to one of the city’s most notable success stories, becoming the first publicly traded company headquartered in northern Arizona.

Accreditor again rejects University of Arizona veterinary school proposal / Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona’s longtime dream of opening a veterinary school has been put on hold until at least 2019 after the nation’s veterinary-school accreditor rejected the UA’s accreditation proposal a second time. Read more: UA’s proposed vet school falls short in appeal for accreditation

University of Arizona health sciences leader hopes to ‘build template for entire country’ / Arizona Daily Star

Dr. Leigh Neumayer, a breast-cancer researcher and surgeon, and University of Arizona’s interim vice president of health sciences—one of the university’s most powerful and high-profile positions—sits down for an interview.

Science Prep Academy in south Phoenix is first STEM school for autistic students / Fox 10

Science Prep Academy, Arizona’s first STEM school for students with autism, is set to open in August in south Phoenix and focus on preparing students for college and a professional career.