Arizona Bioscience News: UA president talks collaboration; FDA approves Ventana drug test; Paradigm named AZ Innovation Challenge finalist

June 8, 2017

By brianpowell

UA President Robert Robbins takes Arizona’s collaborative gene to a new level / Phoenix Business Journal

Dr. Robert Robbins, the new president of University of Arizona, was in Phoenix June 6 to meet with dignitaries and leaders at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which houses the university’s medical school, where he talked about the state’s public universities collaborating on an enterprise level.

15 healthcare innovations that are impacting Arizona / AZ Big Media

From pediatrics to geriatrics, Arizona experts are re-imagining and redefining health care as we know it with these 15 innovations impacting the state.

Collaborate, don’t compete, says new University of Arizona president in Q&A / Arizona Daily Star

New University of Arizona president Dr. Robert C. Robbins sat down for an interview with the Arizona Daily Star where he said he wants to unify all fronts of UA life. Read also: UA President Robbins: ‘I’m going to be accessible’  

FDA approves Ventana companion test for lung-cancer drug / Arizona Daily Star

Oro Valley-based Ventana Medical Systems, part of Swiss drug giant Roche, has won FDA approval of a companion test for a drug to treat non-small cell lung cancer.

NuvOx Pharma: Breathing new life into an old contrasting agent / MedCity News

Tucson-based NuvOx Pharma, which is developing a platform of oxygen therapeutics, took first place in the biopharma track of the Pitch Perfect competition at the MedCity INVEST conference in May.

10 finalists named in Arizona Commerce Authority’s spring Arizona Innovation Challenge / Phoenix Business Journal

Paradigm Diagnostics, a Phoenix-based developer of a genomic profiling test for cancer diagnosis, was one of 10 finalists in the Spring 2017 round of the Arizona Commerce Authority’s Arizona Innovation Challenge, where winners can receive up to $250,000. Read also: And the 6 winners of the Arizona Commerce Authority’s spring 2017 Arizona Innovation Challenge are…

New technology potentially detects diabetes related ulcers / Arizona Science Desk

The director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance at the University of Arizona College of Medicine says an experimental foot-temperature monitoring system might one day be able to detect when diabetic patients are developing foot ulcers.