Arizona Bioscience News: BioAccel wins federal grant; Beacon Biomedical developing cancer test; AZTechCelerator gets makeover

February 11, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

Bioaccel3BioAccel wins federal grant to provide seed funding for Phoenix-area startups / Phoenix Business Journal

BioAccel was one of eight organizations nationwide—and the only one in Arizona—to win a $250,000 Seed Fund Support federal grant to provide early-stage seed funding for qualified bioscience entrepreneurs.

Scottsdale company, Beacon Biomedical, developing easy cancer test / ABC15

Beacon Biomedical, a Scottsdale-based biotech company, says it has found a way to test for cancer with just a prick of the finger and a 10-minute blood test.

Tech park is region’s secret weapon / Inside Tucson Business

The University of Arizona Tech Park hosts 45 companies and employs nearly 6,500 skilled workers, with an average salary just north of $91,000, which is double the average for Pima County workers.

West Valley startup incubators attract homegrown businesses / KJZZ

AZ TechCelerator, a startup incubator in the West Valley city of Surprise, offers inexpensive office space for emerging businesses in the city, with 30 different companies using the space since its inception.

UA app designed to help athletes tackle concussion symptoms / KJZZ

Technology developed at the University of Arizona could help athletes and soldiers recognize concussion symptoms through the app BrainGainz, developed as part of an initiative between the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Defense.