Arizona Bioscience News: The AZBio leader of the year; Arizona NIH ranking; New UA pediatric research

September 1, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

AZBio logo2New pediatric center in Tucson targets autoimmune disorders / Arizona Daily Star

The new Children’s Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy Center in Tucson hopes to bring clinical care, teaching, and research together to treat children with these disorders that historically have been misdiagnosed or undiagnosed.

Scottsdale tech startup raises another $6 million / Phoenix Business Journal

Scottsdale-based Gobiquity Inc., which makes smartphone apps that allow doctors to administer vision tests and screenings to children, has plans to expand and hire after recently raising $6 million.

Arizona Bioindustry Association names its Arizona Bioscience Leader of the Year / Arizona Business Daily

The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) will present its Jon W. McGarity Arizona Bioscience Leader of the Year award to Mara Aspinall, president and CEO of HealthCatalysts, to honor her global leadership in biomedical diagnostics and recognize her role as an active leader in Arizona’s science community.

Scottsdale-based personalized medicine provider hiring and expanding product lines / Phoenix Business Journal

Lattice Biologics, a Scottsdale-based company that provides personalized medicine for cellular therapies and tissue engineering, plans to hire 10 to 15 people within the next six to nine months as it continues to launch more products.

Pima County apparently discussing incentives deal with Monsanto / Arizona Daily Star

Pima County officials are discussing a possible tax-incentive package for what they call “Project Corn” with a company that plans to invest $82 million in a greenhouse project to grow seed corn in Avra Valley northwest of Tucson.

National Institutes of Health grants / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona’s state universities received the vast majority of National Institutes of Health funding awarded in the state during fiscal year 2015, led by the University of Arizona.

UA student’s research is breakthrough in pain, addiction / Arizona Jewish Post

University of Arizona student Alex Sandweiss recently won three awards for his research looking for a way to provide pain management without the addictive side effects.

2016 R&D 100 Awards finalists announced by R&D Magazine / R&D Magazine

Tempe-based Biosensing Instrument’s surface plasmon resonance product has been recognized as one of the 2016 R&D 100 finalists for the 54th annual R&D 100 Awards in November, which honors the most innovative technologies and services of the past year.

Applications open in Rise of the Rest, Scorpion Pit entrepreneurship competitions

Rise of the Rest, the multi-city celebration of entrepreneurship led by tech pioneer Steve Case, comes to Phoenix on October 7. Applications for the Rise of the Rest pitch competition are due September 7. Meanwhile, applications for BioAccel’s Solutions Challenge 2016 pitch competition for med-tech innovations are due September 26.