Arizona Bioscience News: HonorHealth purchases hospital site; TGen studying brain cancer, valley fever; SenesTech to sell stock

December 8, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

honorhealthFlagstaff company that created non-lethal rodent-control product seeks to sell stock / Arizona Republic

SenesTech Inc., a Flagstaff corporation with a product for controlling rodent fertility, has registered to sell 2 million shares at a price between $9 and $11 a share.

TGen alliance aims to make precision medicine common for patients / KJZZ

Translational Genomics Research Institute leaders talk about the organization’s new alliance with City of Hope with the goal of making precision medicine a common thing for patients.

How dog drool may help TGen fight valley fever / Arizona Republic

TGen has teamed up with the Arizona Humane Society to promote the study of valley fever in dogs and garner more canine saliva samples.

Children’s, Arizona company make deal on sickle-cell treatment / Cincinnati Enquirer

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has licensed a promising gene therapy it has developed for sickle cell disease to Tucson-based Calimmune Inc., which will test the therapy and move it through the regulatory process.

Ventana Medical lays off 84 workers in Oro Valley / Arizona Daily Star

Ventana Medical Systems/Roche Tissue Diagnostics has laid off 84 of its roughly 1,300 employees at its Oro Valley operation from the research and development, marketing and human resources departments, but the affected employees may apply for open positions with the company.

TGen brain cancer study finds surprising benefit in tumor complexity / Arizona Science Desk

A new brain-cancer study by TGen has showed that more complex glioblastoma multiforme tumors responded better to traditional treatments than did simpler, more robust tumors, a surprising pattern that could guide future treatment and research.

HonorHealth spends $30.6 million for north Phoenix hospital site / Arizona Republic

HonorHealth has purchased a 60-acre site along Interstate 17 in far north Phoenix where it plans to start building within the next two years a 300-bed hospital near an existing, stand-alone emergency department.

Rising like a Phoenix: How the Valley’s startup ecosystem can keep building momentum / Phoenix Business Journal

In the wake of the Rise of the Rest bus tour’s visit to Phoenix, local business leaders were asked to talk about how the Valley’s startup ecosystem could become more well known around the country.