Arizona Bioscience News: Bioscience sector increases jobs, research funding; Tucson science fair features student research; Phx Startup Week sees attendance boost

April 12, 2018

By brianpowell

Student fair, rally mean big weekend for science in southern Arizona / Arizona Public Media
The top 2,100 student research projects from throughout southern Arizona, from 5-year-olds through high schoolers, will be on display at the Tucson Convention Center during the 63rd annual Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Read also: Tucson science fair organizers see projects evolving to issues relevant to students’ lives; The future is bright — and so are our kids

See the Arizona startups that raised more than $67 million in venture capital during Q1 / Phoenix Business Journal

Eleven Arizona startups, including a number of bioscience companies, raised more than $67 million in venture capital investments during the first quarter of 2018.

Arizona’s bioscience sector continues to grow workforce but is having trouble in this area / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona’s bioscience sector is adding jobs at a rate outpacing the bioscience industry nationally and the state’s overall private sector, while the state’s universities are seeing increases in bioscience research funding, according to a new report commissioned by the Flinn Foundation.

Phx Startup Week sees attendance boost as plans for next year get underway / Phoenix Business Journal

Phx Startup Week posted higher attendance and overall stronger numbers than last year, local organizers said, drawing 6,025 attendees to the events in downtown Phoenix.

Solera Health quadruples space in move to downtown Phoenix / Phoenix Business Journal

Solera Health, an integrated benefit network which connects patients, physicians and payers with community organizations and digital therapeutics providers, has moved into its new nearly 20,000-square-foot headquarters in downtown Phoenix.