Arizona Bioscience News: Syn-One test; Alzheimer’s Association report; CHIPS Act funding

March 21, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

Scottsdale doctor helps create skin test to help detect diseases like Parkinson’s or dementia / Arizona’s Family

The Syn-One Test from CND Life Sciences uses a tiny skin sample to detect a buildup of proteins inside the patient’s nerves, which is often an indicator of diseases like Parkinson’s or dementia.

Southwest Mission Acceleration Center opens in downtown Phoenix to help entrepreneurs work with military / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Startups with products that could solve national security challenges, including in biotechnology, have access to resources and capital to get their business ideas in the hands of the U.S. military through the Southwest Mission Acceleration Center, which opened this month in downtown Phoenix.

New report: 11% of Arizonans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s / KJZZ

Family caregivers are still struggling to navigate health care for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, according to a new report by the Alzheimer’s Association, as more than 151,000 people aged 65 and older are now living with Alzheimer’s in Arizona.

Valleywise Health gets $500,000 donation for new pediatric intensive care unit / Phoenix Business Journal

Valleywise Health Foundation will put a $500,000 donation toward the pediatric intensive care unit at the $603 million, 10-story Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix that is scheduled to open next month.

Intel awarded $8.5 billion in CHIPS Act grants / Phoenix Business Journal 

The U.S. is awarding Intel with $8.5 billion in direct funding through the federal CHIPS Act to support the company’s semiconductor advanced packaging and manufacturing facilities in Arizona and three other states.

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