Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona

July 2, 2020

By Matt Ellsworth

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.

Arizona coronavirus update: Drop in cases and deaths, but hospital figures break record / Arizona Republic

Arizona hospitals aren’t rationing care to COVID-19 patients yet, but staff, capacity a growing concern / Arizona Republic

‘We’re going to make sure Arizona has whatever it takes’: Pence does not want health care rationed amid COVID-19 crisis / Arizona Republic

ASU’s Biodesign Institute rolls out new COVID-19 test / Phoenix Business Journal

Testing wastewater for coronavirus: ASU researchers notice spike following end to lockdown / Fox 10

Weekly update on the science of COVID-19: Social bubbles / KNAU

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

Arizona hospitals can start activating ‘crisis care’ standards due to COVID-19 surge / Arizona Republic

Arizona doctors worry as ICUs fill: ‘We’re leaving the hospital sometimes in tears’ / ABC 15

Inside the COVID-19 ICU: Valley nurses share what they see as cases rise in Arizona / 12 News

Organizers prepare for more COVID-19 testing in west Phoenix /

Arizona COVID-19 spike halts some elective surgeries, bar faces charge / KJZZ

Rare condition in children may have links to COVID-19 / ABC 15

New initiative secures 11 million masks and other PPE for Arizona hospitals / AZ Big Media

UA President Robbins says if he had to reopen the university today, he wouldn’t / Arizona Public Media

Scottsdale doctor doesn’t see COVID-19 going away anytime soon /

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.

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