Arizona Bioscience News: UA med school dean leaves; Symple Surgical selected for Flinn program; Arizona ranks high for innovation

March 24, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

UA college of medicine PhxOur Turn: The next generation of cancer care is here / Arizona Republic (Op-ed)

Moonshot 2020-Pediatric Cancer Consortium, headquartered in Phoenix, will bring to children, and ultimately adults, next-generation molecular diagnostic technologies and new treatment options that harness the power of the immune system to move us exponentially farther down the path to a world free of cancer.

Symple Surgical selected for program / Arizona Daily Sun

Flagstaff-based Symple Surgical is one of six Arizona startup bioscience firms to be selected to participate in the 2016 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program.

Report cites Arizona for innovation policies / Arizona Republic

Arizona ranks among the top states for innovation that fosters economic growth, thanks to favorable tax and workforce laws, fast Internet connections, friendly ride-sharing policies and more, according to a new report by the Consumer Technology Association.

With $26M in Series B funds, HealthTell prepping for AutoImmune Dx launch in 2017 / GenomeWeb

HealthTell, a diagnostics developer and spinout from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, announced new funding that will allow for a buildout of its planned lab and the ability to launch its first test next year to target autoimmune diseases.

University of Arizona College of Medicine announces new scholarship for Navajo students / Downtown Devil

The University of Arizona colleges of medicine in Tucson and downtown Phoenix have announced a six-year partnership with the Navajo Nation to establish scholarship funds for Navajo medical students.

UA Phoenix med school dean leaves for position in Texas / Arizona Republic

Dr. Stuart Flynn, the dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix will leave the position he has held since 2008 to lead a new medical school in Fort Worth, Texas. Read also: Dean named for Fort Worth M.D. school at TCU/UNT Health Science Center

Editorial: New veterinary program to fill significant need in Arizona / Verde Independent

University of Arizona’s new veterinary program, which includes the 46-acre DK Ranch in the Verde Valley, is a win-win for the state of Arizona and the entire nation.

Tax credits for Arizona angel investors up to Legislature / Arizona Daily Star

Supporters of state tax credits for angel investors are hoping the Legislature this year will fund the program that allows an investor to claim a credit equal to 35 percent of the investment made in a bioscience company.

NAU offers free tick testing to boost disease research / KNAU

Northern Arizona University scientists are studying the diversity of ticks and the pathogens they carry, and recruiting the public’s help to map the spread of tick-borne diseases.