Arizona Bioscience News: Tech Launch Arizona inventions; IdeaFunding returns in November; Monkeypox in Arizona

August 19, 2022

By Jessica Vaile

UA takes record number of new inventions to market / Arizona Daily Star

Tech Launch Arizona, the University of Arizona’s technology commercialization arm, recorded 303 new faculty inventions in the fiscal year that ended June 30, up from 274 in the prior year—and the most registered for a single year in the university’s history. Read more: University of Arizona reports record number of inventions

Applications open for Tucson business-pitch event / Arizona Daily Star

The 25th annual IdeaFunding competition, co-led by Startup Tucson and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation, is seeking applicants for Southern Arizona’s largest and longest entrepreneurial conference and pitch competition set for Nov. 3 during the 2022 TENWEST Impact Festival.

Monkeypox vaccine protocol may change as case numbers in Arizona continue to climb / Arizona Republic

As the number of monkeypox cases in Arizona continues to climb, public health officials are considering giving smaller doses of the vaccine to stretch supply. Read more: Monkeypox isn’t as dangerous as COVID-19, but its transmission rate has experts worried

COVID-19 weekly update: Arizona case numbers decline; 81 new deaths reported / Arizona Republic

Reported COVID-19 cases in Arizona declined last week to 12,244, as did the percentage of tests returning positive for the virus, according to the state’s weekly update.

My View: CHIPS and Science Act a winning combination for Arizona / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

Steve Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, writes about how the new CHIPS and Science Act supporting U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and research and development, and its STEM Learning Ecosystems, will pay huge dividends for Arizona.

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