Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona

April 2, 2020

By Matt Ellsworth

Arizona hospitals, universities, research institutes and private labs are working to increase COVID-19 testing, including Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute which received a $2 million grant from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Hospitals continue preparations for additional cases, while researchers and startups are developing products to help in the fight against the coronavirus as the number of statewide deaths reaches 32.

TGen diversifying COVID-19 testing and research / Arizona Daily Sun

Piper Trust awards more than $6M in grants to Valley nonprofits / Phoenix Business Journal

Flagstaff disease expert discusses coronavirus and why ‘good behavior’ matters / KNAU

Disease expert explains how labs test for coronavirus / Arizona Daily Sun

UA researchers working on tests to detect COVID-19 antibodies in people without symptoms / Arizona Republic

University of Arizona’s Tucson medical school allows early graduation for COVID-19 fight / Arizona Republic

Arizona doctors develop respiratory device that may help during pandemic / Phoenix Business Journal

UA spinoff looks to fast-track breathing device for coronavirus / Arizona Daily Star

ASU has made 2,000 new coronavirus test kits, using robots for faster results / Arizona Republic

Phoenix labs set to crank out thousands of COVID-19 tests for hospitals, providers / Phoenix Business Journal

UArizona develop, deliver 500 more COVID-19 testing kits to Banner Health / KVOA

Banner Health tells front-line workers to reuse protective N95 masks / Arizona Republic

Banner Health seeks medical supply donations to prepare for increase in coronavirus patients / Arizona Republic

Arizona hospitals looking at churches, hotels, sports fields to get 8K beds ready for coming coronavirus cases / Arizona Republic

Phoenix-based biotech company working on using virus as potential cancer treatment / KJZZ

Phoenix-area hospitals make changes to treat and protect non-coronavirus patients /  

Valley nurses fearful as hospitals gear up for demand surges as COVID-19 cases rise / Phoenix Business Journal

UA team developing 3D-printed masks to protect doctors against coronavirus / Arizona Public Media

Arizona engineering students making face shields for local hospitals /  

Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus / AZ Big Media

Virtual Events

April 3: COVID-19 Biology and Diagnosis, UArizona Webinar

April 7: An Integrative Approach to COVID-19, UArizona Webinar

April 9: Biopreneur Business Brief, AZBio

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