Arizona remains one of the country’s hotspots for COVID-19 cases with inpatient hospitalizations and ventilator use setting new records, and test results taking several days or weeks. On the positive side, the University of Arizona startup Botanisol Analytics is working on a machine that shoots a laser light at a sample to detect its molecular makeup that could be used to detect the new coronavirus. Flagstaff-based Poba Medical will be making 10,000 testing kits per month for TGen. And Arizona State University plans to open testing sites to expand availability of its saliva-based test.
ASU official calls state’s coronavirus case growth ‘unsustainable’ / Phoenix Business Journal
COVID-19 patients in Tucson being transferred to Phoenix, out of state / Arizona Daily Star
Latino, Black neighborhoods struggle with test disparities / Associated Press
As COVID-19 rages, crisis plans could decide who gets critical care / Arizona Daily Star
Tech Launch Arizona tackling COVID-19 with innovations targeting infections / Inside Tucson Business
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute now open in Tucson / AZ Big Media
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute has expanded its services to southern Arizona with the opening of the Toole Family Memory Center, a new 10,000-square-foot comprehensive care facility in Tucson.
Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, an Arizona State University executive and researcher, is the new director of the National Science Foundation.