Arizona Bioscience News: GT Medical Technologies receives $10M financing; UA Tech Parks has new leader; UA researchers tackling fatty liver disease

February 7, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

Tempe cancer treatment firm gets $10M financing in wake of FDA approval / Phoenix Business Journal

GT Medical Technologies Inc., which is developing a new way of delivering radiation therapy after brain surgery, has received $10 million in funding to help the Tempe firm commercialize the technology.

Center for Innovation: Turning imagination into reality / Inside Tucson Business

A number of startup businesses have spun off from the Arizona Center for Innovation at the University of Arizona Tech Parks—and newly-named director Carol Stewart will continue the work of aiding the advancement of early-stage companies in biotechnology and other areas. Read more: UA Tech Parks ready to break ground with new associate vice president Carol Stewart

University of Arizona researchers tackle obesity-driven disease that can lead to liver failure / Arizona Daily Star

University of Arizona researchers are applying for a $12 million, five-year cancer research grant from the National Institutes of Health, in part to test the ability of a newly developed class of anti-diabetes drug to prevent the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Precision medicine’s impact on immune disorders focus of UA arthritis conference / Arizona Daily Star

The impact of precision medicine—which allows for tailored treatment rather than using the traditional one-size-fits-all approach—on arthritis and similar immune-system disorders will be the topic of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 17th annual conference on Feb. 16.

St. Joseph’s Hospital planning to expand with trauma center / KVOA

Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson has plans to open a level two trauma center later this year to treat critically injured and ill residents.

My View: Arizona’s economic prosperity relies on a robust health care industry / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

Jennifer Carusetta, executive director of the Health System Alliance of Arizona, writes that her organization collaborates with partners in local communities, the business sector and policy makers to identify creative ways to recruit the top talent to our state, to retain the individuals already in our workforce and to create new pathways into training programs and medical education.

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