Arizona Bioscience News: Tech companies, innovators win GCOI awards; ASU studies gene editing; Future medical projects total $1.4 billion

November 15, 2018

By Matt Ellsworth

Tech companies, execs win Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards / Phoenix Business Journal

The winners of the 15th annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation, sponsored by the Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority, include a bioscience innovator from the University of Arizona and a Phoenix-based rehab therapy software company.

Chandler council approves Banner Health hospital despite residents’ concerns / Arizona Republic

The Chandler City Council unanimously approved the city’s first Banner Health hospital just south of Loop 202, a $155 million project featuring a 245,000-square-foot hospital that’s expected to be completed by November 2020.

Gene editing technologies bring forth both solutions and ethical questions / State Press

Arizona State University researchers are among those looking to advance the future of medicine and biology through the use of single-gene editing technologies, which could play a role in curing diseases such as Huntington’s disease, Tay-Sachs and cystic fibrosis.

UA researchers look to prevent opioid tolerance with help of a grant / KGUN

Researchers at the University of Arizona are joining in on the fight against opioid addiction by first tackling what causes tolerance and how it can be avoided.

6 healthcare construction projects you need to know / AZ Big Media

Mayo Clinic, Dignity Health, HonorHealth, and Banner Health are among the health care organizations planning major medical center projects totaling nearly $1.4 billion.

Banner Payson Medical Center’s new Critical Access designation benefits patients / Payson Roundup

Banner Payson Medical Center has been designated as a Critical Access Hospital by the federal government, a move that allows patients recovering from illness, injury, or surgery, to receive additional skilled care before being discharged.

Nov. 30—Hacking the Human – Conference and Health Innovation Expo, ASU Downtown
Dec. 7—Sixth Annual Scottsdale Cure Corridor Event, Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
Dec. 13—AZBio Trailblazer Awards and Legislator Appreciation Luncheon, Phoenix Country Club