Arizona Bioscience News: TGen lands top research oncologist; Arizona Bioscience Week coming up; STEM building at NAU approved

October 5, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

WebPT adds patient relationship management platform with new acquisition / Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix-based software company WebPT Inc. has acquired a company with a care-management platform that uses marketing automation to help patients complete physical therapy.

Old NAU dorm makes way for new STEM building / Arizona Daily Sun

Northern Arizona University received funding approval for a new $139 million, 162,500-square-foot academic and research building that will be home to multiple STEM disciplines.

Arizona Bioscience Week puts life science innovation in spotlight / AZ Big Media

Arizonans and visitors from across the United States will come together during Arizona Bioscience Week to exchange ideas, celebrate success and gain a glimpse of even greater opportunities for innovation in the future.

Valley tech startups struggle to secure capital, organizations try to fill gap / Cronkite News

Although the Phoenix metro area’s reputation as a growing tech hub has flourished in recent years, funding these kinds of startups is a relatively new—and potentially risky —prospect for many Valley investors.

Family hoping young boy’s death can help search for cure for a rare cancer / ABC15

Researchers at Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix are studying tissue from a 7-year-old boy who died in January from a rare cancer known as DIPG to not only understand the disease but come up with a cure and biomarkers to see if current treatment is working.

Research oncologist joins TGen, City of Hope, HonorHealth / Phoenix Business Journal

Dr. Sunil Sharma, a research oncologist responsible for helping to develop some of the world’s most advanced anti-cancer agents, has left a prestigious position in Utah to take joint appointments with the Translational Genomics Research Institute, City of Hope, and HonorHealth.

Tucsonan launches venture-capital fund to support UA tech start-ups / Arizona Daily Star

Tucson businessman Fletcher McCusker has founded a new venture-capital fund, UA Venture Capital LLC, designed to support University of Arizona technology startups.