Arizona Bioscience News: Mayo’s new Discovery Oasis leaders; ASU’s $270M partnership; Bioscience Summer Camp

July 13, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

Mayo Clinic names leaders for Phoenix biotech innovation hub / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Mayo Clinic has selected two leaders for its Discovery Oasis biotech innovation hub to be developed on 120 acres next to its hospital campus in north Phoenix. Dr. Steven Lester, cardiologist and health care futurist with Mayo Clinic, will serve as medical director of Discovery Oasis, while Aric Bopp will serve as executive director.

‘Innovation and job-creation engine’: ASU, Applied Materials to create research center in Tempe / Arizona Republic

Arizona State University has joined forces with Applied Materials Inc. in a $270 million partnership to create an advanced research and development center at ASU Research Park in Tempe to support Arizona’s semiconductor industry and spur educational opportunities for students.

ASU West to launch W.P. Carey School of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Arizona State University is launching a new school with undergraduate and graduate degree programs, research, and activity centers geared toward entrepreneurship, technology, and business leadership at ASU West in Glendale.

From the classroom to the real world: Bioscience students preview STEM jobs and careers / DTPHX

Bioscience High School students who attended Bioscience Summer Camp, led by the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation and Wexford Science + Technology, in partnership with the Flinn Foundation, received a preview of the STEM careers they have been studying during high school.

UA lands $2M NIH grant to buy MRI for brain research / KJZZ

University of Arizona has won a highly competitive $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to purchase a cutting-edge research MRI optimized for brain imaging.

HonorHealth to acquire 26 Arizona urgent care centers from FastMed / Phoenix Business Journal

After jointly operating 26 urgent care centers with FastMed for the past three years, Scottsdale-based HonorHealth is now buying out its partner’s interest in the venture and will operate the centers as HonorHealth Urgent Care.

Venture capital funding dips during Q2 in Arizona, report says, as ‘mega-rounds’ fall away / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Arizona companies inked 31 deals totaling $147.6 million in the second quarter, compared to 31 deals and $644.3 million raised in the first quarter as national venture capital activity declines, according to a new report.

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