As Arizona allows more broad testing for COVID-19, TGen researchers are mapping the DNA of patients who have tested positive for clues about genetic links to the disease. Arizona State University’s Luminosity Lab is connecting Banner Health, Dignity Health and other providers with volunteers who make personal protective equipment, while the University of Arizona will create 250,000 antibody tests to distribute to first responders and health care workers. And STEM students are doing their part to help those on the front lines.
COVID-19 testing now allowed more broadly, state health department says / Arizona Republic
UA president discusses antibody testing, financial impact of pandemic / Arizona Public Media
New UA research project uses texts to collect COVID-19 data across Arizona / Arizona Daily Star
Accelerate Diagnostics latest publicly traded Arizona company to get PPP loan / Phoenix Business Journal
NAU labs work to support medical facilities amid COVID-19 crisis / Arizona Daily Sun
Tucsonans hear Banner Health’s call for homemade masks / Arizona Public Media
How Arizona sewing enthusiasts are helping solve the face mask shortage / Arizona Republic
Mitch Horowitz, principal and managing director of TEConomy Partners, talks with The Show about new bioscience performance data and whether COVID-19-related research could impact Arizona’s biosciences sector even further.
Pharma giant acquires Phoenix-based startup developing eye treatments / Phoenix Business Journal
Phoenix-based digital therapeutics company Amblyotech, which has been developing treatments for lazy eye and other ocular disorders, has announced its acquisition by New Jersey pharmaceutical giant Novartis.
Major lease renewed at Park Central amid flurry of activity at Phoenix project / Phoenix Business Journal
District Medical Group’s Children’s Rehabilitative Services, which has been a tenant at Park Central Mall in midtown Phoenix since 2013, has renewed a lease on its 56,000-square-foot space for another 10 years.