Arizona Bioscience News: Valley fever grant; Humabiologics continues rapid growth; Banner Health expansion

April 14, 2022

By brianpowell

With new grant funding, researchers hope to identify Valley fever hotspots KJZZ

The Arizona Board of Regents is putting $4.5 million toward Valley fever research over the next three years that will enable researchers from the state’s three public universities to work alongside state health officials and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to try to pinpoint Valley fever hotspots. Read more: New grant aims to help researchers pinpoint Valley Fever hotspots in Arizona

For Phoenix startup Humabiologics, AZ Inno Madness win is latest success amid rapid growth / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

For the CEO of Phoenix-based biotech firm Humabiologics Inc., a regenerative medicine startup, winning the inaugural AZ Inno Madness contest was the latest validation after years of growth that exceeded expectations.

Biotech sector procurement company sets up West Coast operations in Chandler / Phoenix Business Journal

BioProcure, a Massachusetts-based accounts payable and procurement company focused on the biotech industry, has selected Chandler for a new office that will include procurement, operations, and administrative positions.

Banner cancer center completes $19.25M expansion on Phoenix campus / KTAR

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center has completed a $19.25 million expansion at Banner–University Medical Center Phoenix, adding new procedure, consultation, and exam rooms, infusion chairs, as well as new lab, pharmacy, and imaging areas.

Arizona VC investment keeps pace as industry cools from 2021 highs / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Venture capital firms closed 41 deals worth $207 million in Arizona during the first quarter, according to the latest Venture Monitor report, representing the highest volume of Q1 deals the state has had in eight years.

Banner Health eyes north Scottsdale for next hospital campus Phoenix Business Journal

Banner Health is working with the city of Scottsdale and Arizona State Land Department in an effort to buy 40 to 50 acres at the northeast corner of Loop 101 and Hayden Road for a new hospital in north Scottsdale.

UA shows off medicine, music and more at new Sensor Lab Inside Tucson Business

The University of Arizona Health Sciences celebrated the grand opening of the Sensor Lab, a high-tech research facility based around human physiology and behavior.

New Arizona law prohibits organ transplant disability discrimination Arizona Republic

A new Arizona law prohibits health care providers from discriminating against people with disabilities in organ transplant decisions, which advocates and studies say is common.

Startup Stars / TechConnect

Meet the five awardees of the 2021 Arizona Commerce Authority’s Arizona Innovation Challenge in the bio and life sciences—Navi Nurses, ReSuture, SaiOx, TapRoot, and The Patient Company.

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