Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona

March 26, 2020

By Matt Ellsworth

Listen to an interview with David Engelthaler of TGen North, which developed a COVID-19 test and is tracking the disease’s origin and spread through genetic research, and Josh LaBaer of Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute. And learn more about new test kits being assembled at the University of Arizona, drive-through testing sites, and how businesses, nonprofits and philanthropic organizations are playing a role to assist Arizona during the COVID-19 pandemic.

TGen North’s genetic research at forefront of coronavirus response / KNAU

ASU Biodesign Institute director on the coronavirus: ‘We’re not too late’ / KJZZ

University of Arizona scientists manufacturing coronavirus test kits / KJZZ

University of Arizona makes 1,600 coronavirus test kits for local use / Arizona Daily Star

Banner Health launches drive-thru process to test for coronavirus / Phoenix Business Journal

UArizona research labs produce hand sanitizer for area health care workers / KOLD

Businesses, organizations step up as coronavirus leaves Valley nonprofits struggling / Phoenix Business Journal

Intel donating protective gear to health care authorities in Arizona, other states / Phoenix Business Journal

ON Semiconductor donates 10,000 masks to help fight coronavirus / Phoenix Business Journal

Banner Health employees make masks for frontline staff / KVOA

Canceled surgeries, new parents in lockdown: Arizona hospitals prepare for COVID-19 surge / Arizona Republic

Separated from their families, Arizona seniors alone in care facilities look for other ways to connect / Arizona Republic

The coronavirus pandemic requires cooperation. Let’s help each other, Arizona / Arizona Republic (Op-ed)

Arizona tech jobs, wages, average pay increased over past year, report says / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona’s technology scene continues to grow, and a new report shows increases in the number of tech jobs, wages and average pay in the past year.

Scottsdale healthtech company plans more hiring after new capital investment / Phoenix Business Journal

Attainia Inc., a fast-growing Scottsdale-based healthtech company, plans to continue its hiring push as it grows the market for its medical equipment planning software after raising just under $10 million last year.

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