Arizona Bioscience News: TGen North’s COVID-19 test; UArizona College of Pharmacy’s new center; First tenant at Tempe’s IDEA campus

March 5, 2020

By brianpowell

TGen North head says it could soon be testing for COVID-19 / KNAU

The director of TGen North in Flagstaff says the nonprofit is awaiting federal approval to begin testing for the new coronavirus and could soon be allowed to run tests for COVID-19.

Eight Arizona tech, biotech startups cash in on startup funding / Phoenix Business Journal

Eight Arizona biotech and tech startups landed funding from the Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program and the Venture Madness competition, including Additive Implants that won both the $30,000 Flinn program funding and the $15,000 Venture Madness prize.

ASU researchers helping with current and future disease outbreak efforts / State Press

An Arizona State University Biodesign Institute researcher, who specializes in researching coronaviruses and influenza, is working on vaccine development for the new coronavirus, or COVID-19.  

Pushing drug discoveries developed in Tucson to patients’ bedside is focus of UA effort / Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy’s new Arizona Center for Drug Discovery promises to energize the drug discovery process across campus and help push innovative technologies developed in Tucson from the lab to the patient’s bedside.

Tempe’s bio innovation hub kicks off with first tenant opening / Phoenix Business Journal

BD Peripheral Intervention, which makes minimally invasive medical devices to diagnose and treat cancer, enable kidney dialysis treatment and treat peripheral artery disease, has leased four of the six floors of the first building to open at the Innovation, Discovery, Education and Arts campus along Tempe Town Lake.

New hotel to join first tech building at UA’s south-side tech park / Arizona Daily Star

The first tech building at the UA Tech Park at the Bridges, a 120,000-square-foot facility dubbed The Refinery, will be joined by a 100-room hotel, with both scheduled to open in summer 2021. Read more: UA breaks ground on Tech Park at The Bridges

UA developing wearable technology to measure sweat ‘biomarkers’ / Tucson Local Media

Researchers at the University of Arizona are using a $519,000 grant to develop wearable technology to analyze sweat, which may remove the need to draw blood to learn about the body’s functions in multiple situations.

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