Arizona Bioscience News: Innovation Challenge semifinalists; ASU patents; UArizona research facility

October 7, 2022

By brianpowell

ACA names 30 semifinalists for 2022 Arizona Innovation Challenge / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

A dozen bio and life science companies were named semifinalists by the Arizona Commerce Authority for this year’s Arizona Innovation Challenge—a contest for startups eligible to earn up to $150,000.

ASU ranks No. 8 among worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2021 / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Arizona State University rose three spots to No. 8 for U.S. utility patents issued to universities worldwide in 2021, which included therapies to stop neurodegenerative disease and vaccines to improve food quality and safety.

UA expands research with $99 million addition / Arizona Daily Star

The $99 million, seven-story Grand Challenges Research Building currently under construction at the University of Arizona will accelerate the university’s work in biomedical and biostatistics as well as other areas including the optical sciences.

The mysterious ‘magic’ of microbes: Tiny life forms could unlock secrets about our world / Arizona Republic

University of Arizona researchers make a long, hard journey to a sampling site for the chance of a closer look at the tiny, invisible creatures that inhabit nearly every square inch of the Earth’s surface—microbes.

The finances of Arizona hospitals are bleak, association says / KJZZ

A new report released by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, which represents several hospitals across the state, painted a “bleak picture” of hospital finances as operating margins significantly declined during the first half of 2022 compared to the previous year.

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