As Arizona surpasses 5,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, health leaders and researchers are sounding the alarm about hospital capacity and staffing and a looming crisis. The state is preparing to receive its first COVID-19 vaccine doses later this month, which will be free. And an Arizona biotech company is hoping to create a vaccine alternative to COVID-19 that would be in the form of a nasal spray.
Hospitals scramble to hire help as COVID-19 cases rise across Tucson / Arizona Daily Star
Local startup combines technology and life sciences for a new method of vaccines / Tucson Local Media
Economic development execs: Pandemic, other pressures could impact corporate relocations to Valley / Phoenix Business Journal
Tempe brain tumor therapy company garners $16M in capital raise / Phoenix Business Journal
Tempe-based GT Medical Technologies Inc. has raised $16 million to expand its commercialization of a targeted radiation therapy for patients with brain tumors.
UA opens new biotech-focused business incubator in Oro Valley / Arizona Daily Star
The University of Arizona has opened the UA Center for Innovation at Oro Valley, its new biotech-focused business incubator, with a UArizona technology spinoff as its first tenant.
Arizona State University has selected Sally C. Morton, a statistician and former dean of the College of Science at Virginia Tech, to lead its Knowledge Enterprise.
UA drug spinoff Reglagene aims to ‘turn off’ cancer / Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona technology spinoff company Reglagene aims to combat cancer’s resistance to drugs with an approach that targets specific DNA structures in cancer genes known as quadraplexes, which regulate gene activity.
Banner Health to build $54 million Valley sports medicine facility / Phoenix Business Journal
Banner Health’s 80,000-square-foot sports medicine center at the Riverwalk at Talking Stick on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community set to open in late 2022 will offer orthopedics and sports medicine, surgery, physical therapy, imaging, a concussion center, performance training, nutrition, and sports psychology.
A freshman attending Arizona College Prep’s Erie campus in Chandler earned a second-place prize in a national STEM competition for engineering a safer football helmet.