TGen to buy downtown Phoenix research building from city / Arizona Republic
Translational Genomics Research Institute will purchase the namesake research tower Phoenix built for the organization more than a decade ago on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, covering the $68 million in bond payments plus an additional $3 million in cash. Read more: Phoenix City Council approves building sale to TGen for $71M
TGen, ASU and Riddell team up to create new concussion test / Arizona Science Desk
TGen has sequenced extracellular small RNAs in the plasma, urine, and saliva of 55 male athletes at Arizona State University, concluding a 3-year study, and will compare their exRNA dataset with helmet sensor data detailing the number, intensity and direction of head impacts with the hope such research will reveal correlations between biomarkers and concussions. Read more: TGen study of ASU football team produces largest known dataset for concussion diagnostics
Funding for medical research, health training takes hit in Trump budget / Arizona Republic
President Donald Trump’s budget outline would have widespread implications for health-care training and research in Arizona, including at the state’s universities.
Five scientists from public institutions in Arizona describe how they genetically engineered corn to prevent its contamination by aflatoxin—chemicals produced by certain fungi that infect food crops in the developing world.
ASU looks to expand leadership in bioscience / Arizona Builder’s Exchange
ASU is making progress toward becoming one of the leading bioscience research institutions in the United States, following nearly two decades of aggressive investment and program development.
Banner Health says Tucson losses will pay off in the future / Arizona Daily Star
Banner Health is losing money in Tucson, but company officials say the negative cash flow will be offset by future progress, including an updated and expanded Banner-University Medical Center Tucson and a new outpatient clinic on the UA Cancer Center campus.
Flag bioscience firm named program winner / Arizona Daily Sun
Poba Medical, one of seven Arizona bioscience startups selected by the Flinn Foundation to participate in its Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program, is a Flagstaff-based medical device company that provides engineering expertise in balloon design and development, device assembly, pilot manufacturing, and the production of catheter devices and intricate balloon assemblies.
Peoria considering partnership with ASU / Peoria Times
ASU, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, is in the process of negotiating with the city of Peoria to take over leadership of BioInspire, which offers startups access to seed funding, wet-lab space, and business mentoring and is currently administered by BioAccel.
The University of Arizona’s pharmacy school has received more than $12 million toward an expansion and renovation project on the Tucson campus that is expected to increase new drug discoveries, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology, and expand space for teaching and research. Read more: UA College of Pharmacy needs $9.5 million for building renovation
UA experts help bring medicines, inventions to market / Arizona Jewish Post
In 2016, UA researchers came up with 250 new inventions, and Tech Launch Arizona executed 95 licenses, created 14 startup companies, and received more than $2 million in royalty income.
ASU discovery offers hope for pancreatic cancer patients / State Press
Researchers at the Biodesign Institute at the ASU Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics have developed a method that could potentially detect pancreatic cancer in its early stages.