Arizona Bioscience News: Tech Launch Arizona has record-breaking year; HTG Molecular names new CEO; TGen, NAU identify endemic West Nile strain

January 17, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

University of Arizona College of Science: Tech Launch Arizona / Arizona Daily Star

Tech Launch Arizona at the University of Arizona recorded 275 invention disclosures from faculty, researchers and staff campus-wide, 112 executed licenses and options, and 16 startups in fiscal 2018— all record-breaking commercialization numbers for the university.

HTG Molecular’s CEO is stepping down, but not away / Arizona Daily Star

Tucson-based HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc., which makes and markets molecular testing instruments for drug research, has named a new president and CEO. Read more: Arizona bioscience company looks within for new CEO

Experienced research parks exec now leader of UA Tech Parks / Phoenix Business Journal

Carol Stewart, who has more than 20 years of experience working with research parks, technology commercialization, and business incubation, has been appointed the new leader of Tech Parks Arizona in Tucson, including the UA Tech Park at Rita Road, UA Tech Park at The Bridges as well as the Arizona Center for Innovation business incubator.

Arizona has banner year for VC investments in 2018 after strong Q4 / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona startups raised more than $269 million across 36 deals during the fourth quarter of 2018, according to reports, capping a stellar year for venture-backed funding in the state.

TGen, NAU study finds West Nile strain endemic to Maricopa County / KJZZ

A study by Arizona researchers suggests that a strain of West Nile virus, which is spread by Culex mosquitoes and likely infected 110 people in Arizona in 2017, has taken up permanent residence in Maricopa County.

In Arizona, new fellowships offer aspiring doctors path into addiction medicine / KJZZ

For the first time, Arizona will have a path for aspiring addiction doctors to become specialists in their field through fellowship training based at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, Banner-University Medical Center and the Phoenix VA Health Care System.

How common data could lead to uncommon Alzheimer’s discoveries / Bio-IT World

Eric Reiman, executive director of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, talks about the value of shared data in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research.

Every speaker at the UA’s science lecture series is an incredibly interesting woman / Arizona Daily Star

The six women speaking at the University of Arizona’s College of Science’s 14th annual lecture series, held on Tuesdays in January and February, will be sharing their scientific research and discoveries and talking about how scientists work together to establish and develop scientific truths.

Upcoming Events:

Jan. 23Miniature Optical Endoscopes for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer, ASU Biodesign Institute

Jan. 24AZBio 2019 Kick Off Reception, UA College of Medicine-Phoenix

Jan. 26Connect2STEM 2019, UA College of Medicine-Phoenix