Arizona Bioscience News: Dignity Health St. Joseph’s teams with Cedars-Sinai; Venture Madness names 16 finalists; TGen identifies rare genetic mutation

February 9, 2017

By brianpowell

Dignity Health St. Joseph’s forges heart relationship with Los Angeles institute / Phoenix Business Journal

Dignity Health St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is teaming up with Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute to provide complex heart procedures at the Phoenix hospital.

TGen center in Phoenix identifies rare genetic mutation causing developmental delays in children / KJZZ

A rare genetic mutation that causes developmental delays in children has been identified at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, allowing researchers to move forward with therapy options and help prevent additional symptoms.

This Phoenix health-tech firm boosts outside funding to $3.2M, will hire 100 nurses / Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix-based Orb Health Inc., which has now received $3.2 million in funding, is a cloud-based health-management platform that allows patients to sync and store their personal health information from multiple physician offices as well as from apps and wearable devices.

UA doctors hold talks focusing on medical advancements / Daily Wildcat

Banner University Medical Center and the University of Arizona present a series of lectures with four physicians talking about the future of medicine, including Alzheimer’s disease, precision medicine, gut microbes, and asthma.

Family SciFest at Tucson’s Children’s Museum / Arizona Daily Star

Children and their parents took part in about 100 activities and demonstrations focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math at the Family SciFest at the Children’s Museum Tucson.

See the final 16 startups who will compete in 2017 Venture Madness competition / Phoenix Business Journal

The 2017 Venture Madness business competition has named its 16 finalists that in March will compete in the contest’s live-demo portion to share a $20,000 cash prize and a potential $300,000 in investment dollars.

Banner Thunderbird now offers valve replacement without open-heart surgery / Glendale Star

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center is the fourth Banner Health hospital in the Phoenix area to offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery, which allows surgeons to replace a diseased aortic heart valve without open heart surgery offering benefits such as less scarring, less blood loss, less pain, and a quicker recovery.