Arizona Bioscience News: UA Tech Transfer; Peoria’s BioInspire; Fighting Alzheimer’s

July 30, 2015

By Matt Ellsworth

UA logoUA’s tech-transfer arm hits 2015 goals / Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona says its technology commercialization arm hit all of its goals in its second full fiscal year of operations, including logging more than 200 faculty invention disclosures and forming 12 startup licensee companies.

UA program puts teachers to work in STEM industries / Arizona Public Media

About 150 teachers have graduated from or are enrolled in the University of Arizona’s Teachers in Industry program, where they complete coursework to earn a Master’s of Arts in teaching and teacher education, and work in science, technology, engineering and math jobs in the summer.

Peoria investment BioInspire has mixed success as medical device hub / Arizona Republic

Three years since its launch, the medical device incubator BioInspire in Peoria is a mix of boom and bust as the West Valley city tries to become a regional home for the niche market.

STEAM is the new STEM: workshop gives Yavapai County teachers crash course / Daily Courier

About 80 kindergarten through eighth-grade teachers from Yavapai County attended a free three-day STEAM workshop held at Prescott College to learn about incorporating science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics into the classroom.

University of Arizona expands footprint in downtown Phoenix / Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona has a large and expanding health and science presence on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix worth nearly $1 billion per year.

How Arizona is fighting Alzheimer’s disease / Arizona Republic

Banner Research CEO Eric Reiman talks about the many initiatives under way in Arizona with the aim of ending Alzheimer’s disease.

Doctors, patients get new way to communicate with iTel / Phoenix Business Journal

Scottsdale-based iTel Cos. Inc. is trying to make it easier for patients to follow up with their physicians without having to leave home by using video chats instead of office visits to share needed information.

UA doctors join forces to fight heart disease in India / Arizona Public Media

The University of Arizona’s Emergency Medicine Research Center and its partners have launched “Heart Rescue” in India to improve access to life-saving care for people having heart attacks or cardiac arrest by establishing an emergency response number and using medical motor scooters to weave through traffic.