Arizona Bioscience News: Ecosystem assets boost Tucson tech sector; Phoenix Fire, BNI partner on mobile stroke unit; study validates PCH tech strategy

June 20, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

Tucson tech sector reveals a hub of innovation in Southern Arizona / AZ Big Media 

A key contributor to Tucson’s transformation into an innovation hotbed is support for startups, with commercialization resources like Tech Launch Arizona, risk-capital providers like UA Venture Capital and BlueStone Venture Partners, and incubators like Forge and the forthcoming Oro Valley Innovation Labs. 

Mobile unit speeds up life-saving care for Phoenix stroke patients / KTAR News 

A mobile stroke unit developed the Phoenix Fire Department and Barrow Neurological Institute allows emergency medical providers to determine a patient’s type of stroke, consult a neurosurgeon via telemedicine, and begin treatment before going to the hospital. 

How Mobile Devices Improve Patient Experience, Quality of Life / HealthTech Magazine 

For adolescent oncology patients, non-medical challenges like fatigue, reduced physical activity, and social isolation are common. A new study suggests access to mobile devices, as is practiced at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, can improve health-related quality of life. 

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix awards student with surprise $25k scholarship / Downtown Devil 

Dario Alvarez, a medical student known for “a tremendous role in the community” was selected for a new Arizona Lottery-sponsored scholarship that will cover costs for his final year at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. 

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