Arizona Bioscience News: Phoenix bioscience boom; New TGen executive; UArizona startup

November 17, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

An analysis of what’s driving the Phoenix bioscience boom / AZ Big Media

Metro Phoenix’s bioscience industry is expanding its physical footprint with new hubs, improving Arizona’s health-care capacity, and growing the economy along with new venture capital investment.

Mayo Clinic oncology department chair moves over to City of Hope cancer center in Phoenix / Phoenix Business Journal

City of Hope has appointed Dr. Alan Bryce as chief clinical officer of its Phoenix cancer center and professor of molecular medicine at Phoenix-based TGen, which became part of California-based City of Hope in 2016.

Valley fever can be tricky to diagnose. This ASU lab is trying to establish a better method / 12 News

The DNASU Plasmid Repository at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute is in its third year of a four-year project that aims to identify whether a patient has the antibodies to fight Valley fever, which could improve diagnostic methods and ultimately help lead to the development of a human vaccine.

Startup developing supplement to ease menopausal hot flashes / Arizona Daily Star

Roberta Diaz Brinton is driving a University of Arizona technology startup developing a plant-based nutritional supplement to ease the hot flashes experienced by menopausal women—while continuing research on a drug therapy that can help regenerate brain cells to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

HonorHealth breaks ground on medical campus in Peoria / AZ Big Media

The new HonorHealth Medical Campus at Peoria, a 100,000-square-foot facility expected to be completed in 2025, will include cancer care, primary care, physical therapy, gastroenterology, outpatient surgery and more. Read more: Abrazo Health will break ground on Buckeye medical campus

Fighting for each other: How TFD and UArizona are helping firefighters nationwide fight cancer / KGUN

Deaths in the line of duty led the Tucson Fire Department to reach out to the University of Arizona to help research why firefighters are more susceptible to cancer.

New Valleywise Health hospital construction nearly complete / AZ Big Media

The new Valleywise Health Medical Center will open to patients in April, heralding a new era of care for Arizona’s only public teaching hospital and safety net system of care.


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