Arizona Bioscience News: UA NSF Grant; Ilume Innovation Center; TruLite Health expands; Elder Rehab

September 7, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

$30 million in NSF funding coming to UArizona for new science innovation center / KGUN

The University of Arizona will use a new $30 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create the New Frontiers of Sound Science and Technology Center.

Ilume Innovation Center attracts Arizona HQ of biotech entrepreneurship organization / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Nucleate, a nonprofit organization composed of rising biotech entrepreneurs, has selected the 370,000-square-foot Ilume Innovation Center in Scottsdale as its headquarters for its Arizona chapter.

University of Arizona’s inaugural veterinary school grads join short-handed workforce / Arizona Daily Star

A class of 106 veterinary students started a three-year University of Arizona adventure as trailblazers and have now exited their graduation ceremony as doctors of veterinary medicine.

TruLite Health raises $7 million to expand health equity platform / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

TruLite Health, a Tempe-based health care technology company, has closed on a $7 million series A round led by Philadelphia-based Osage Venture Partners, with participation by Xcellerant Ventures, Ensemble Innovation Ventures and several existing seed investors.

Elder Rehab: UA student interns lead dementia program / Tucson Local Media

The Elder Rehab program at Desert Sports and Fitness, a private Tucson gym that specializes in programs for seniors, matches its memory-challenged participants with trained University of Arizona student interns who can earn academic credit.

New tools to fight RSV could be game changers for Arizona babies, pregnant people, seniors / Arizona Republic

New tools to prevent potentially deadly RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, infections could drastically reduce a regular seasonal influx of infants and other patients to Arizona hospitals this fall and winter.

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