Arizona Bioscience News: Theranos wins AZBio award; UA studies resveratrol; Telehealth expands in Northern Arizona

October 15, 2015

By brianpowell

Telescope_WomenScottsdale biotech firm inches closer to going public / Phoenix Business Journal

Scottsdale-based Lattice Biologics Inc., which creates tissue-based products used in a number of surgeries and procedures, is about a month away from being a publicly traded company.

UA researchers study resveratrol for breast cancer prevention / Tucson News Now

University of Arizona researchers are taking a deeper look into how a natural compound known as resveratrol, which can be found in red wine and peanuts, could prevent cancer—namely, breast cancer.

Business incubators help expand local economies / Arizona Daily Star (Op-ed)

Arizona State University President Michael Crow writes that a Pima County bond measure has the opportunity to create a bioscience incubator in Oro Valley that will help move entrepreneurial ideas in medicine and pharmaceuticals from the workbench to the marketplace.

Midwestern University signs residency deal with Iasis hospital to ease physician shortage / Phoenix Business Journal

In an effort to stem Arizona’s physician shortage, Midwestern University and Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa are teaming up to offer a new gastroenterology fellowship starting in July 2016.

Picmonic raises $2.3 million to expand its business and hire staff / Phoenix Business Journal

Tempe-based Picmonic Inc., whose audiovisual study cards, called mnemonics or “picmonics,” help medical, pre-med, and nursing students, has raised $2.3 million to expand its business and hire new staff.

Tempe biotech company being acquired by Oregon firm / Phoenix Business Journal

Global Cancer Diagnostics, a Tempe-based maker of a lung-cancer blood test, has been acquired by an Oregon-based biotech company, which will allow Global Cancer Diagnostics to be publicly traded.

Northern Arizona Healthcare expands telehealth program / Healthcare IT News

The director of telehealth services for Northern Arizona Healthcare and its home health monitoring program, Care Beyond Walls and Wires, speaks about the program, its evolution, and the trajectory of telehealth into the future.

This technology firm was named Arizona’s Bioscience Company of the Year / Phoenix Business Journal

Theranos Inc., which is installing its rapid-blood-test centers within 42 Walgreens drugs stores and other partner stores in Arizona, was named the 2015 Bioscience Company of the Year by the Arizona BioIndustry Association.