Arizona hospitals continue to break records with the number of COVID-19 patients and are preparing to add staff and capacity to handle the surge. In response to the spread of the new coronavirus and without one single location or activity to point to its cause, the state closed businesses such as bars and gyms for 30 days and is emphasizing the need to wear masks while in public. Meanwhile, efforts to increase testing and secure personal protective equipment continue.
ASU’s Biodesign Institute rolls out new COVID-19 test / Phoenix Business Journal
What is causing COVID-19 cases to rise in Arizona? There’s no simple answer / Arizona Republic
Sunbelt states rush to line up hospital beds, not barstools / Washington Post
Organizers prepare for more COVID-19 testing in west Phoenix / azfamily.com
UA President Robbins says if he had to reopen the university today, he wouldn’t / Arizona Public Media
California bank to acquire shares in HTG Molecular as part of financing deal / Phoenix Business Journal
Tucson-based HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc., which provides instruments and services for molecular profiling and biomarker applications, has offered company shares to the California bank that is providing its latest round of debt financing.
UA startup Botanisol Analytics won $1.5 million contract / Daily Wildcat
University of Arizona startup Botanisol Analytics, which has built a machine with sensors that can instantly analyze the chemical makeup of a virus test sample, has won a $1.5 million contract to build systems for the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Tech Council and ACA promote tech sector with AZTechBase / AZ Big Media
The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, has launched AZTechBase, an online platform that provides a comprehensive listing of companies, people and investors in Arizona’s technology industry.