Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona

April 9, 2020

By Matt Ellsworth

The Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union, comprised of researchers from the Translational Genomics Research Institute, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona, is created to track the spread and evolution of the new coronavirus through the genomic sequencing of Arizona patients. Meanwhile, 3D printing is helping to make supplies for health care workers, and a $5 million donation from the Ivy Foundation will support the purchase of masks, gloves, gowns, and other equipment.

Genomics experts track Arizona’s COVID-19 cases / Arizona Daily Sun

New COVID-19 research institute forms in Arizona / KNAU

Arizona scientists team up to track COVID-19 virus using big data analysis / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona scientists working together to stop the spread of coronavirus / KTAR

Study on COVID-19’s evolution underway at TGen / Fox 10

Arizona scientists tracking where COVID-19 cases are coming from and how it’s spreading in the state / 12 News

COVID-19 in Arizona: Social distancing, face masks may be flattening curve of hospitalizations / Cronkite News

Arizona pilot program to start collecting plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients / Arizona Republic

Phoenix firms use 3D printing to churn out supplies for health care workers / Phoenix Business Journal

3D printers help make face shields for Banner workers during virus outbreak / KTAR

Flagstaff groups 3D print needed medical protection for COVID-19 / Arizona Daily Sun

Tucson groups, UA step up to make protective gear for frontline workers fighting coronavirus / Arizona Daily Star

Tucson labs develop tests to help fight coronavirus outbreak / Arizona Daily Star

Arizona’s PPE shortage better addressed with a centralized system, legislators say / Arizona Republic

Ivy Foundation donates $5M to AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund / AZ Big Media

The Arizona researchers chasing herbal COVID-19 treatments / Phoenix New Times

Tucson-area hospitals have plans in place for possible surge in coronavirus cases / Arizona Daily Star

CDC releases first report on COVID-19 and underlying health conditions / KJZZ

Medical innovation group leases space at SkySong / Phoenix Business Journal

My View: Valley tech firms are responding to a call for action / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

From tests to disease modeling, Arizona universities are actively fighting COVID-19 / Arizona Republic (Op-ed)

UA President: How the UA is helping to suppress a COVID-19 surge in Tucson / Arizona Daily Star (Op-ed)

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