Arizona Bioscience News: Clinical trials at UA Cancer Center, College of Medicine; 16 startups from Tech Launch Arizona; STEM teacher pay

August 9, 2018

By Matt Ellsworth

Flinn Foundation employment opportunity - VP bioscience researchTech Launch Arizona helps get UA lab research into marketplace / KJZZ

This year, 16 startup licensee companies were formed with the help of Tech Launch Arizona at the University of Arizona based on innovations in biochemistry, agronomy and nanotechnology.

UA Cancer Center delivers data to help skin cancer patients / Arizona Public Media

The University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson is one of seven research locations staging trials for melanoma treatment based on a study presented this year by a UA researcher.

UA clinical trial to repurpose drug for Parkinson’s patients / KGUN

The drug ketamine is being repurposed in a new clinical trial at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson, supported by the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission, to potentially help Parkinson’s disease patients who are taking the drug Levodopa have fewer side effects.

It’s time to use market forces to boost number of STEM teachers: Pay them more / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

Eric Miller, principal at Tempe-based PADT Inc., writes that Arizona must seek additional pay incentives for STEM teachers, an issue important to tech companies because the state’s growth and success is based on the quality of the employees.