Arizona Bioscience News: Nanotechnology at ASU; Barrow Brain and Spine; Verde Valley SciTech

February 8, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

How new strides in nanotechnology could improve cancer treatment / KJZZ

A team of researchers at Arizona State University have made some big strides in the field of nanotechnology by creating a nanodevice that can selectively target cancer cells to administer cancer-fighting drugs right where they need to go.

Barrow opens office at HonorHealth Sonoran Crossing Medical Center / AZ Big Media

Barrow Brain and Spine, the largest integrated Neurological group in the Southwest, will expand to the HonorHealth Sonoran Crossing Medical Center campus in north Phoenix, located less than a mile from the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plant now under construction.

Moonshot invites entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas / Flagstaff Business News

The 2024 Moonshot Rural Pitch Tour starts this month in Wickenburg and is scheduled in 16 cities across the state including Flagstaff in May, culminating in Cottonwood with the final statewide competition in August.

Verde Valley SciTech Fest returns / Verde Valley News

The Verde Valley SciTech Festival is returning for its ninth annual regional celebration of STEM this month with 60 events hosted by more than 15 organizations, part of the statewide festival featuring expos, workshops, conversations, and tours. Read more: The 10th annual Prescott Regional SciTech Fest offers free family fun

My View: Why the Arizona Commerce Authority is the key to the state’s future / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

Jerry Colangelo, principal with Phoenix development firm JDM Partners, says in this op-ed that eliminating the Arizona Commerce Authority and its programs would put Arizona at a significant disadvantage against our competitor states, greatly diminishing our competitive edge.

Upcoming Events/

February 13: SINE 2024 at BIO5
February 17: ASU Open Door Polytechnic
February 24: ASU Open Door Tempe
February 29: DARPAConnect Phoenix
March 13: AZBio Day at the Capitol

March 15: 2024 Arizona BioPreneur Conference
April 5: 9th Annual ABRC-Flinn Research Conference
April 6: ATSU Open House at Spring Expo