Arizona Bioscience News: Flinn program adds 6 bio startups; $52M to Casa Grande health facility; Televeda wins $3M

February 23, 2023

By brianpowell

On the rise in 2023: 6 Arizona bioscience startups to watch / AZ Big Media

The Flinn Foundation has selected six early-stage Arizona bioscience firms for the 10th cohort of its entrepreneurship program. The companies will receive $30,000 in funding support administered by the Arizona Bioindustry Association, a personalized learning plan with other support services, and invitations to exclusive gatherings of Arizona bioscience and policy leaders.

USDA providing nearly $66 million for rural Arizona health care, infrastructure / KTAR

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that nearly $66 million in federal grants will assist rural development in Arizona, with the largest grant of $52.5 million to aid Sun Life Family Health Center’s construction of a new healthcare facility in Casa Grande.

Mission Daybreak announces 10 winners in suicide prevention grand challenge / VA News

Televeda of Phoenix, which developed the “Project Hózhó” mental health app for the American Indian and Alaska Native population, is the winner of a $3 million first-place prize from the VA’s Mission Daybreak—a strategy to end Veteran suicide through a comprehensive, public health approach.

Face masks are no longer required in hospitals, Arizona’s largest health care system says / Arizona Republic

Visitors to Banner Health hospitals and medical facilities, including to emergency departments, don’t have to wear face masks anymore. The same goes for Valleywise Health and Abrazo Health facilities.

Drive benefits Tucson’s next generation of scientists, engineers / Arizona Daily Star

The Connie Hillman Family Foundation is teaming up with the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Fair (SARSEF) to support kids in their quests to become physicians, researchers, and other science and technology professionals.

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