Arizona Bioscience News: CEI names new director; Tempe talks bio campus; Nominations open for AZ tech awards

June 30, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

CEITech sector leading the way for Phoenix job growth / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

Steve Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, writes that Arizona’s tech community growth is being led by relocations as well as the local development of talent with seemingly no end in sight.

BNI residents partner with ASU law students to patent medical devices / Town of Paradise Valley Independent

The Lisa Family Foundation Innovation Grant partners Barrow Neurological Institute residents with Arizona State University law students to streamline the process for patenting medical devices.

Nominations open for this year’s Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards / Phoenix Business Journal

Nominations are now open for the Arizona Technology Council’s annual awards gala, the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards, which in November will honor technology leaders and innovators from across the state.

Leadership exodus continues at UA’s Phoenix med school with VP’s departure / Arizona Republic

Judy Bernas is leaving the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix to accept an associate dean position at a new medical school in Fort Worth, Texas, being led by the former UA medical school dean.

HonorHealth seeks patients for pancreatic cancer study / KPHO/KTVK

HonorHealth is recruiting patients to test a new drug combination to battle pancreatic cancer, one of more than 500 clinical trials going on in Arizona that cover everything from cancer to diabetes to heart failure.

Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation names new executive director / Phoenix Business Journal

The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, the Phoenix-based business incubator on the GateWay Community College campus that supports technology-based businesses, has named Tom Schumann its new executive director.

Tempe looks to grow 20-acre biosciences campus / Arizona Science Desk

The city of Tempe is considering four proposals to develop a 20-acre bioscience and technology campus adjacent to the Tempe Center for the Arts.