Arizona Bioscience News: Phoenix Forge’s impact; $10M to Bisbee hospital; Valley fever surging

August 4, 2023

By brianpowell

GateWay Community College maker space yields $36M economic impact, GPEC finds / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Phoenix Forge, the open-to-the-public maker space at GateWay Community College in Phoenix promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, is expected to produce $36 million in economic output, according to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

Healthtech disruptors / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Three diverse-led companies in the Valley—NeoLight, RoviCare, and Heal Me Fit—are going against the odds and aiming to narrow the gap on health care access, and they are leveraging tech to do it.

Copper Queen Community Hospital in Bisbee gets $10M grant for expansion / Arizona Republic

In rural southern Arizona, people often travel to Tucson to access care. However, with a new $10 million federal grant for an expansion of a Bisbee hospital, more people will be able to get care closer to home.

­­UA program to help farmers conserve water through irrigation systems, crop selection / KJZZ

The University of Arizona has received $45 million in grant money for a program to help farmers transition from flood irrigation to drip irrigation and switch to crops that use less water, such as guayule, a rubber substitute that grows well in the desert.

Data shows Valley fever is spiking in Phoenix area right now / KJZZ

The director of the University of Arizona’s Valley Fever Center for Excellence said the Phoenix area appears to be in a major surge and that a diagnosis of pneumonia could be caused by Valley fever. Read more: UArizona researcher says it’s Valley Fever season in Arizona

Barrow lands $10M ARPA grant to study COVID-19 cognitive symptoms / KJZZ

Barrow Neurological Institute researchers will analyze brain imaging data and blood and cerebrospinal fluid samples to determine whether changes experienced by long COVID sufferers resemble Alzheimer’s disease.

Flinn Foundation releases bioscience talent pipeline survey / Flinn Foundation

The Flinn Foundation has commissioned an analysis by the Partnership for Workforce Innovation of organizations in Arizona that fuel the bioscience and healthcare talent pipeline. If you work in the bio or healthcare sectors—including as an educator—we need your input. Thank you in advance.
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