Arizona Bioscience News: New ASU medical school; AZ startups to BIO International; Long COVID in Arizona

June 1, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

ASU to open medical school, regents commit $30 million to develop health care workforce / Arizona Republic

Arizona State University will create a medical school—the ASU School of Medicine & Advanced Medical Engineering—as part of a $30 million effort by the state’s public university system to fill gaps in Arizona’s health care workforce.

Six Arizona startups part of pitch event at BIO International Convention in Boston / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Anticipate Bioscience, ElectraTect Inc., Reference Medicine and FAKnostics LLC—all based in Phoenix—as well as Reglagene of Tucson and Prizm Tx of Chandler will get a chance to pitch to investors and interact with other potential partners as part of the Start-Up Stadium at the 2023 BIO International Convention in Boston.

ASU study will look at the link between aerobic exercise and slowing Alzheimer’s progression / KJZZ

A new $4.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will fund Arizona State University research to explore the link between aerobic exercise and slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Phoenix Children’s and UArizona Research Institute created to bolster pediatric cures, treatments / Greater Phoenix In Business

Phoenix Children’s and the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix announced the creation of a new institute that will allow clinicians to accelerate research efforts.

Effects of long Covid far worse in Arizona than other states, study shows / Phoenix Business Journal

A new National Institutes of Health study found that Arizona residents are severely impacted by long Covid, the post-infection set of conditions that can affect nearly every tissue and organ in the body. Read more: Largest study yet examines who gets long Covid

Why Arizona has become a hub for business and entrepreneurship / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, writes that from innovative startups developing life-changing applications to world-leading companies announcing historic investments, Arizona is the place to be for innovation.

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