Arizona Bioscience News: TGen North studies Valley Fever; Chandler research hub proposed; ASU, Mayo lead post-cancer study

March 17, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

ASU_2Phoenix entrepreneur incubator losing executive director / Phoenix Business Journal

The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, a business incubator for early-stage and startup companies in the medical-device, bioscience, and other industries, is losing executive director Jeff Saville, who will become the new marketing director at Valutek.

Dr. Joseph Sirven: The other March Madness / KJZZ

A Mayo Clinic neurologist describes the impact medical residency programs can have on Arizona, explaining that strengthening and expanding Arizona residency programs can draw more and better new doctors to Arizona, improving the quality of health-care teams.

Flagstaff’s TGen institute needs dog owners’ help with Valley Fever study / KNAU

Translational Genomics Research Institute researchers in Flagstaff plan to use samples of dog saliva submitted by their owners to help develop better treatments for Valley Fever in both dogs and humans, to see if some breeds are more likely to get the disease than others.

ASU, Mayo Clinic launch post-cancer fatigue study / KPHO/KTVK

Researchers at Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic in Arizona are looking for breast-cancer survivors to participate in the Recovery and Rejuvenation Study that will explore ways of improving the fatigue many women experience after fighting and surviving breast cancer.

Chandler’s Price Corridor could get Silicon Valley feel / Arizona Republic

Innovation Square is a proposed plan for Chandler’s Price Corridor that envisions turning 15 acres into a research and industrial hub designed to attract established companies and startups in a business-incubator setting.

How to grow bioscience industry in southern Arizona / Arizona Public Media

Ventana Medical Systems founder Tom Grogan and Chief Medical Officer Eric Walk discuss what could help the bioscience industry grow and become a larger part of Tucson’s economic future.

Shortage of large-animal veterinarians threatens health of Arizona livestock industry / Arizona Capitol Times

Traditional veterinary medicine for large food animals in rural Arizona has all but vanished, leaving the state’s livestock industry increasingly vulnerable to disease and even death.

A healthy outlook / Az Business

The competition for Az Business magazine’s annual Healthcare Leadership Awards shows how vibrant, innovative, and forward-thinking Arizona’s health-care and bioscience sectors have become.

Downtown Phoenix is moving toward a 24-hour economy / Route Fifty

The vibrancy in downtown Phoenix is a stark contrast to its condition a decade ago, thanks in part to the development of a city-owned medical and bioscience campus with biomedical-related research as well as academic and clinical facilities.