Arizona Bioscience News: New bioscience data released; Student startups to compete; TGen North discovers ‘superbug’

April 7, 2016

By brianpowell

Arizona Bioscience Roadmap logoNew report analyzes bioscience progress in Arizona / KJZZ

The state’s bioscience industry continues its strong job and wage growth and had its best venture capital year since 2011, according to new data released by the Flinn Foundation. Tempering the good news were declines in research dollars and expenditures.

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Arizona bioscience update / Arizona Horizon

Arizona’s bio industry growing, but challenged /Arizona Daily Star

Arizona bioscience sector continues to outpace national growth rate / Phoenix Business Journal

Interim dean named at UA Phoenix medical school / Arizona Republic

The University of Arizona has tapped Dr. Kenneth Ramos as interim dean of its Phoenix medical school to replace Dr. Stuart Flynn, who is leaving for a post in Fort Worth, Texas.

Flagstaff-based TGEN solves medical mysteries / Cronkite News

The Translational Genomics Research Institute’s Flagstaff branch solved the mystery of the unusual increase in the number of strep-throat patients at Flagstaff hospitals by looking at the genomes of those infected – and determining it was a “superbug.” Read also: Deadly strep ‘superbug’ identified in northern Arizona

Flagstaff company explores microwave energy as treatment for high blood pressure / KJZZ

Symple Surgical, a Flagstaff-based company, is developing a medical device to treat resistant high blood pressure with microwave energy by targeting overactive nerves.

11 student startups will compete in 4th annual AZ Collegiate Venture Competition / Phoenix Business Journal

Eleven student startups from four Arizona universities are competing for a piece of $60,000, entrepreneur program scholarships, and the Startup Territorial Cup trophy in the 4th annual Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition.

Study: More Theranos tests fall outside norm and require more blood work / Arizona Republic

Theranos laboratory tests marketed to consumers at Walgreens stores across metro Phoenix are more likely to report findings outside “normal” clinical ranges when compared with two larger area laboratories, a difference that could affect the type of health care consumers receive, a new study concludes.

UA hires ‘mentors-in-residence’ to help spin off tech startups / Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona has hired three “mentors-in-residence” to help launch new companies from UA-bred technologies as part of Tech Launch Arizona’s Commercialization Partners program.

Banner to invest $1 billion for facilities in Tucson, Phoenix / Arizona Republic

A year after Banner Health bought the financially troubled University of Arizona Health Network, the Phoenix-based hospital system will invest nearly $1 billion in clinics and new teaching-hospital towers in Tucson and Phoenix, and offices for managers and department leaders at the Tucson hospital tower.