The demand is increasing at Arizona labs for COVID-19 antibody tests to determine if a person was once infected with the new coronavirus; the University of Arizona in fact plans campus-wide antibody testing. At HonorHealth, the first Arizona patient survives COVID-19 after a rare blood treatment. Meanwhile, FABRIC, a Tempe-based fashion incubator, is making reusable, FDA-approved isolation gowns for health care workers as Arizona companies switch gears to respond to the pandemic.
University of Arizona to institute campus-wide antibody testing for coronavirus / Arizona Daily Star
FABRIC Tempe shifts from fashion to hospital gowns / Arizona Republic
Arizona coronavirus cases connected to European strain, researchers believe / Arizona Republic
Arizona hospitals plan to coordinate COVID-19 patient care statewide / Arizona Republic
Arizona’s bioscience sector sees record-high venture capital, research funding / Phoenix Business Journal
Arizona’s bioscience sector is performing at its highest level since data tracking began nearly two decades ago, a new report commissioned by the Flinn Foundation shows. Read more: Arizona bioscience sector sees record-high venture capital funding, strong gains in jobs
Work begins on $20M project on Phoenix Biomedical Campus / Phoenix Business Journal
A $20 million construction project will build out the third and fourth floors and a portion of the fifth floor of the 245,000-square-foot Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus for a wet lab and administrative research space for the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.