University of Arizona researchers testing wastewater from a dorm discovered an increased concentration of COVID-19, which led to the identification of two cases of asymptomatic students and possibly prevented an outbreak. An increase in antibody testing to determine exposure to the coronavirus is planned by Maricopa County, in partnership with Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic, while the UArizona antibody test has been authorized for use by the FDA. This increased testing and monitoring is occurring as universities reopen, more school districts are planning a return to the classroom, and worries grow about COVID-19 overlapping with flu season.
UA wastewater testing finds COVID-19 cases in dorm / Arizona Public Media
FDA authorizes use of UArizona COVID-19 antibody test / AZ Big Media
Accelerate partners to offer COVID-19 antibody test / Arizona Daily Star
‘It has never been more important to get a flu shot,’ Gov. Doug Ducey says / Arizona Republic
COVID-19 numbers rise at universities in Arizona / azfamily.com
Maricopa County passes 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in long-term care facilities / Arizona Republic
Jonathan Nez leads Navajo Nation members during COVID-19 pandemic / Arizona Republic
David Krietor named first executive director of Phoenix Biomedical Campus / Phoenix Business Journal
The Phoenix Biomedical Campus has selected David Krietor, former president and CEO of Downtown Phoenix Inc., as its first executive director to take the fast-growing 15-year-old campus to a new level of growth.
Nanomoneo establishes biotech operation in Tucson / AZ Big Media
The newly formed biotechnology instrument company has selected the University of Arizona Center for Innovation in Tucson for its new applied research operation.
HonorHealth opens Sonoran Crossing Medical Center / AZ Big Media
HonorHealth will open its sixth hospital, Sonoran Crossing Medical Center, in north Phoenix in mid-September—a 210,000-square-foot facility with 70 inpatient beds.