Arizona Bioscience News: Clinical trial for rare Proteus syndrome; Banner Health, HonorHealth start construction projects; New tech investment fund announced

January 30, 2020

By Matt Ellsworth

He’s the oldest-known man with rare Proteus syndrome and he hopes to help find a cure / Arizona Republic

The oldest-known person living with the rare Proteus syndrome, a 61-year-old Surprise man, is participating in a clinical trial for the first drug to treat the syndrome.

Valley naturopathic docs eye growth for regenerative medicine practice / Phoenix Business Journal

The naturopathic physicians behind Ethos Integrative Medicine in Scottsdale use regenerative medicine to help heal sports injuries, arthritis, back pain and other types of soft-tissue and joint issues.

New Arizona tech-focused investment fund seeks to fill gap for startups / Phoenix Business Journal

A new Phoenix-based investment fund is making an initial $25 million investment to help grow Arizona-based technology startups with a goal to boost the fund to between $50 and $100 million.

Is Arizona ready for a major outbreak of new coronavirus? / Arizona Republic

A contagious, deadly disease outbreak is a scenario that Arizona public health officials have already envisioned, but the spread of new coronavirus could pose unexpected challenges.

Banner Health set to start work on largest Valley health center / Phoenix Business Journal

Banner Health broke ground on a new $53 million, 128,000-square-foot health center in northwest Glendale—expected to open in spring 2021—that will include 128 exam rooms offering primary and specialty care.

Valley health care groups break ground on mental health center in Scottsdale / KTAR

HonorHealth and Universal Health Services broke ground on the Via Linda Behavioral Hospital in Scottsdale, a new 120-bed behavioral health facility expected to open in 2021. Read more: HonorHealth breaks ground on $39M behavioral health hospital   

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