Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona

March 19, 2020

By Matt Ellsworth

Arizona bioscience institutions and hospitals are expanding coronavirus testing, including using robots to accelerate the tests, while the number of cases in the state continues to rise. Learn more about the work of researchers, physicians and others on the front line in addition to the emergency measures being taken by our hospitals, nursing homes, schools and businesses.

State health department reports 45 coronavirus cases in Arizona /

Arizona-based TGen working on coronavirus testing / Horizon

Using robots to speed up testing, ASU hopes to open drive-thru coronavirus testing / Arizona Republic

Arizona to expand coronavirus testing as doctors raise concerns about lack of preparation / Arizona Republic

Drive-through testing for coronavirus coming soon for Arizonans, officials say / Arizona Daily Star

Commercial lab testing for coronavirus begins in Arizona / KTAR

COVID-19 update: What you need to know in the Valley about the novel coronavirus / Phoenix Business Journal

Valley hospitals take precautionary measures to control the spread of coronavirus /

A guide to visitor restrictions at Phoenix-area hospitals / KJZZ

Coconino County confirms first presumptive positive case of coronavirus in Flagstaff area / Arizona Daily Sun

Phoenix ER doctor outlines criteria for receiving coronavirus test / KTAR

Tucson, Pima County cancellations, postponements or closures due to COVID-19 / Arizona Public Media

Some Phoenix area nursing homes restrict even family visitors to protect the elderly from coronavirus / Arizona Republic

Flinn Foundation issues grant to support COVID-19 testing, cancels events / Flinn Foundation

ER doctor, Arizona lawmaker puts his medical practice first amid coronavirus spread / Fox 10

Arizona’s older population could mean more COVID-19 deaths / Arizona Republic

Drug startup gets $1.4M grant / Arizona Daily Star

Tucson-based drug startup EnduRx Pharmaceuticals has been awarded a $1.4 million Department of Defense grant to advance a new drug for breast cancer.

Here’s why innovative companies are flocking to the East Valley / AZ Big Media

Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert are evolving into cutting-edge hubs of innovation and home to some of the most forward-thinking, technology-driven, innovative companies in the nation.

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