Arizona Bioscience News: Flinn Foundation names entrepreneurship program winners; TGen continues fight against pancreatic cancer; Flagstaff holds annual STEM celebration

March 14, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

Phoenix focuses on bioscience with groundbreaking of biomedical campus downtown / KJZZ

Christine Mackay, community and economic development director with the city of Phoenix, speaks about Wexford Science & Technology LLC’s groundbreaking of a new 200,000-square-foot research center on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, to be anchored by Arizona State University, and the region’s growing bioscience sector. Read more: ASU and Wexford break ground for Phoenix Biomedical campus expansion

Flinn Foundation bioscience program championing the future of medical tech in Arizona / Chamber Business News

The Flinn Foundation in Phoenix has named six winners in its 2019 Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program, offering funding through a nonprofit partner, support, and opportunities to meet bioscience leaders to promising Arizona startups.

TGen in Phoenix helping to fight pancreatic cancer / 12 News

Translational Genomics Research Institute researchers are growing cancerous tumors from a patient’s own pancreas and testing new drugs on those cancerous cells in an effort to fight
pancreatic cancer.

Annual celebration shares STEM with community / Arizona Daily Sun

The sixth annual Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration at the Northern Arizona University Walkup Skydome featured 110 participating groups and included educational festivities and colorful displays promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Arizona lawmakers hope to close insurance-coverage gap in telemedicine / 12 News

A proposed Arizona law would expand insurance beyond the conditions now covered for telemedicine, which leaves out most Arizona residents and common illnesses treated by primary-care doctors.

Necrotizing enterocolitis: a life-threatening condition in premature babies / KGUN

Necrotizing enterocolitis, an inflammatory disorder in the intestines and a life-threatening condition in premature babies, has University of Arizona researchers and experts at Banner University Medical Center looking for a solution.

SkySong 5 building in Scottsdale on track for summer completion / Phoenix Business Journal

SkySong 5, the fifth office building in the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center that will be home to Arizona State University and others, is on track to be completed this summer, a year after construction began on the $43 million project.

Upcoming Events

March 274th Annual Precision Medicine Symposium, UA Cancer Center, Tucson

March 28—Arizona Technology Council MedTech Conference, Venue8600, Scottsdale

Click here to sign up to receive Arizona Bioscience News