Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona; TGen’s dog cancer detection company; New UArizona-anchored building at The Bridges

November 12, 2020

By Chris Farrington

Arizona health experts and providers are concerned about the rise in the state’s COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and the impact of winter visitors and the Thanksgiving holiday. Coconino County is seeking more information about potential COVID-19 patients in hospitals—which are increasing staffing—while the public is being encouraged to take advantage of COVID-19 testing which has helped keep cases low at Arizona universities.


‘A second surge, a second wave’: AZ health providers worry as COVID-19 cases spike / Arizona Republic


Here are 5 reasons why COVID-19 is surging again in Arizona / Arizona Republic


Arizona health expert optimistic about new vaccine, concerned about surge in coronavirus cases / KJZZ


Arizona health expert: Effective virus vaccine will help herd immunity / KTAR


ASU health expert pushes for more consistent coronavirus testing / KTAR


Coconino County encourages COVID-19 syndromic surveillance / Arizona Daily Sun


Banner Health hires more staff in preparation of coronavirus surge / KTAR


UA professor: Arizona could reach COVID-19 “crisis point” after Thanksgiving / Arizona Daily Star


School president says ASU’s COVID-19 strategies working but need to evolve / KTAR


UA leaders praise students as COVID-19 numbers stay low / Arizona Public Media


TGen goes commercial with pet cancer detection tool / AZ Big Media

The Translational Genomics Research Institute has launched Vidium Animal Health, a new company offering genetic diagnostic tools for veterinary oncologists and “pet parents” to better detect, diagnose, and treat cancer in dogs.



New UA-anchored building takes shape at The Bridges on Tucson’s south side / Arizona Daily Star

The Refinery—a $30 million, four-story, 120,000-square-foot building at The Bridges in Tucson—will lease half its space for the University of Arizona’s Tech Launch Arizona and growing technology enterprises when it opens next year.


Chandler teen’s invention earns STEM prize / SanTan Sun News A partially blind student at Arizona College Prep’s Erie campus in Chandler took his love for football and turned it into a national project that earned him second-place honors and $2,500 toward a STEM camp of his choice next summer.


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