Arizona Bioscience News: Funding for Reglagene; Art and science; Crucible at Forge accelerator

August 31, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

Cancer-drug startup Reglagene wins major backing / Arizona Daily Star

Tucson-based startup Reglagene Inc. has won a major investment from a California angel investor group to advance toward clinical studies of new treatments for brain cancers and neurological disorders based on technology developed at the University of Arizona.

How pairing an artist and a scientist helps creatively communicate bioscience research / KJZZ

Art and science are often viewed through an either-or lens. But not in the Phoenix Bioscience Core. The scientific topics and artistic mediums vary, but the goal is the same: to creatively communicate the research. Read more: Dr. Jeff Weiss: A love of art and medicine

Five startups selected for University of Arizona accelerator program / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

The University of Arizona has selected five startups for the inaugural cohort at its Crucible at Forge accelerator, an eight-week program intended to support the growth of advanced startups by preparing them for investment.

Banner Health partners with evolvedMD to bring behavioral healthcare to primary-care sites / AZ Big Media

Banner Health is partnering with Phoenix-based evolvedMD to place mental-health providers at Banner’s primary-care clinics, starting in Mesa and Queen Creek, to make it easier for people to receive the mental health services they may need.

What does the COVID-19 surge, new variant mean for Arizona? / KJZZ

David Engelthaler, head of the infection diseases department at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, speaks about a small increase in COVID-19 cases in Arizona and what may lie ahead.

Phoenix brain tumor center aims to cure same cancer that took Sen. John McCain’s life / AZ Family

The Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, which prides itself on being the largest dedicated research and clinical space for brain tumor patients in the country, has a goal to investigate new treatment options through clinical trials in hopes of finding a cure.

Phoenix Children’s exec takes on role as head of clinical care / Phoenix Business Journal

Dr. Jared Muenzer, the chief operating officer at Phoenix Children’s, will in addition oversee all clinical care at the hospital network as its new chief physician executive.

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