Arizona Bioscience News: SciTech Festival hosts annual kickoff conference; Precision medicine in Arizona; Finalists named for ASU Spirit of Enterprise Awards

September 7, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

ASU researchers seek to create more effective diagnostics tests / State Press

Biodesign Institute professors are in the process of developing personalized diagnostics to help create a more efficient process of diagnosing disease.

How this ASU spinout is making fighting cancer personal / Phoenix Business Journal

bioSyntagma LLC, a spinout of Arizona State University, features technology that was created to help researchers and drug developers learn to personalize treatments for patients based on their own genetics.

Student entrepreneurs compete for $100,000 cash prize / KJZZ

The second annual Arizona State University Innovation Open (ASUio), which is open to collegiate entrepreneurs across the country, will award a $100,000 prize to the top student venture trying to get to market.

Scientists making progress in precision medicine / Phoenix Business Journal

The National Institutes of Health is funding several personalized medicine studies across the metro Phoenix area, including research projects at Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Mayo Clinic Arizona. Read also: Precision medicine initiative begins quest to gather health data from 1M people; What they said: Leaders in precision medicine set hopes on future advancements; What happened to precision medicine?

Hundreds gather to kick off the 7th annual AZ SciTech Fest / Phoenix Business Journal

Hundreds of teachers, students and tech business members joined together to kick off the seventh annual Arizona SciTech Festival with informational science, technology and engineering sessions and a tech expo with 60 exhibitors. Read more: Arizona SciTech Festival kicks off its 7th season

UA Cancer Center in clinical trials for newly-approved gene-therapy to treat leukemia / KVOA

The University of Arizona Cancer Center and Juno Therapeutics have teamed up to kill cancer using CAR T-cell therapy, which is intended to help children and young adults up to age 25 who have acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Southern Arizona Science Fair in the running for $100K innovation award / Arizona Public Media

The Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation, which is best known for its annual science fair for students in kindergarten to 12th grade, is one of 10 finalists for the $100,000 Drucker Prize.

Arizona becomes major developer of technology jobs / AZ Big Media (Op-ed)

Steven Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, writes that Arizona continues to grow as a hot spot for innovators and entrepreneurs.

See the finalists for ASU’s 21st annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards / Phoenix Business Journal

Bioscience and health care companies were among 15 from Arizona named as finalists in the 21st annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards, the state’s celebration of entrepreneurship.