Cancer-test maker Roche unveils new factory in Marana / Arizona Daily Star
Roche Tissue Diagnostics will soon have more space to boost production of its cancer-detecting instruments and tests after cutting the ribbon on a new, 60,000-square-foot building in Marana next door to a distribution center of about the same size that opened in 2015.
To save water, Arizona farmers are growing guayule for sustainable tires / Popular Science
Water cuts have caused some farmers in Pinal County to look for more water-efficient crops, including guayule, a desert-adapted shrub that could be used for several products, most notably as a natural rubber for tires.
2 southern Arizona nonprofits awarded grants to improve rural health care / Arizona Republic
Two southern Arizona nonprofits—Campesinos sin Fronteras of Yuma and the Copper Queen Community Hospital Foundation of Bisbee—were awarded more than $11 million for equipment and updating medical facilities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Experts estimate more than 4,600 Arizonans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2022, yet awareness and screening rates remain low as only 2.2% of eligible Arizonans have been screened, according to a new report released by the American Lung Association.
Fewer women-founded Arizona startups get VC deals this year, but long-term trend positive / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)
After a record-shattering 2021 in venture capital fundraising for Arizona companies founded by women, this year pales in comparison, with $44 million raised in venture capital across 21 deals during the first three quarters of this year.
The number of flu cases in Arizona is nearly 16 times higher than it was at this time last year, and some hospitals are taking action with earlier-than-usual visitor restrictions.
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