Arizona Bioscience News: Tucson company opens diagnostic lab; ASU Biodesign scours sewage for health threats; NACET accelerator celebrates first year

January 12, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

nacet2NACET celebrates one-year anniversary / NAZ Today

The Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology in Flagstaff celebrated the one-year anniversary of its business accelerator.

New diagnostic lab in Tucson aims for high-complexity testing / Arizona Daily Star

Pharos Diagnostics, founded by a group including Nina Ossanna, a former University of Arizona biotech program administrator, has set up a new clinical diagnostic lab in Tucson that aims to provide sophisticated analysis to health-care providers and clinical-trial groups.

Wading through the yuck, researchers study wastewater sludge for public-health clues / Cronkite News

In the lab of the director of the Center for Environmental Security at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, researchers study samples of sewage sludge from wastewater treatment plants across the United States to identify health threats.

Genomics research institute seeks summer interns / Arizona Daily Star

The Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix is seeking high-school and college students for its summer biomedical-research internship program supported by the Helios Education Foundation.

Businessperson of the Year Runner-up: Linda Hunt, CEO of Dignity Health / Phoenix Business Journal

Linda Hunt, president and CEO of Dignity Health in Arizona, has forged many collaborative efforts leading to expanded partnerships throughout the state.