Arizona Bioscience News: C-Path a top drug-research organization; ASU Biodesign Institute’s nanobots cancer study; GlobalMed telemedicine helping vets

February 15, 2018

By Matt Ellsworth

Bridgestone and Versalis partner to expand guayule research efforts / Bioenergy International

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and Italian-based Versalis S.p.A are forming a partnership to optimize guayule process technologies at Bridgestone’s research center in Mesa and commercialize the guayule plant in the agricultural, sustainable-rubber and renewable-chemical sectors.

Study shows DNA nanobots can stunt and shrink cancer / The National

Scientists from Arizona State University and the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences led a study that showed a potential new cure for many types of cancer by utilizing microscopic nanobots which are smaller than a human hair.

Westmarc holding Innovation Summit to help health care industry navigate changes / Phoenix Business Journal

The Westmarc Healthcare Innovation Summit set for March 1 at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus will explore changes, solutions and inside secrets from local entrepreneurs and health care leaders.

Tucson-based Critical Path Institute emerging as top drug-research organization / Arizona Daily Star

The Tucson-based Critical Path Institute, a nonprofit founded in 2005 with a goal of bringing pharmaceutical companies, academic researchers and regulators together on neutral ground to develop tools to study drug candidates, is arguably one of the most important emerging drug-research organizations in the nation, if not the world.

‘It’s about others’: How GlobalMed CEO Joel Barthelemy approaches life and business / Phoenix Business Journal

The founder and CEO of Scottsdale-based GlobalMed is helping U.S. military veterans access health care by providing the company’s telehealth solutions to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, while the company’s technology travels on Air Force One and is used by health providers in 55 countries.

Nonprofit health tech initiative growing in second year with GPEC partnership / Phoenix Business Journal

Perch, a nonprofit whose mission is to grow innovative health technology ideas into industry-changing solutions in Phoenix and beyond by bringing the health tech startup community together with thought leaders, has partnered with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council for a second year.