Arizona Bioscience News: Gov. Ducey presents university building plan; Phoenix Startup Week starts Feb. 20; Midwestern study finds appendix purpose

February 2, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

UA logoUnderstanding Gov. Ducey’s $1 billion university research infrastructure plan / AZ Big Media (Op-ed)

Gov. Doug Ducey has announced a plan to let Arizona’s three state universities apply sales-tax revenue that they collect to support up to $1 billion in bonding for infrastructure, including research facilities and deferred maintenance.

University of Arizona program bringing foreign businesses to Tucson / Arizona Daily Star

Global Advantage, a new program of University of Arizona’s Tech Parks Arizona, aims to recruit new businesses from outside Arizona by offering an array of product-development and business support.

$17M spec medical project coming to Gilbert / Phoenix Business Journal

Irgens-Phoenix has bought four acres of land with plans to develop a $17 million, 44,000-square-foot medical office building in Gilbert across the street from Dignity Health’s Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

Arizona medical college study shows appendix serves a purpose / KTAR

A new study from Midwestern’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine shows the appendix is a reservoir for good gut bacteria and is an important adjunct to the immune system.

Connect2STEM gets students hands on with science / Downtown Devil

Thousands of kids and parents got hands on with technology and science experiments at the third annual Connect2STEM event, a University of Arizona College of Medicine event.

Creating positive impact through commercialization / Arizona Daily Star (Op-ed)

Tech Launch Arizona, the University of Arizona office that commercializes science, technology, and medicine inventions, has achieved record increases since its inception nearly four years ago.

Third Phx Startup Week announces keynotes, events and pitch contest / Phoenix Business Journal

The third annual Phoenix Startup Week, to be held Feb. 20-24 with an expected attendance of 10,000, has announced its free events and speakers for the local entrepreneur community, including a new Street Pitch contest with a $50,000 prize.