Arizona Bioscience News: VisionGate Inc. expands portfolio; Helios Scholars at TGen internships available; Connect2Stem fair draws 4,000

January 14, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

TGen layoffs sour economic impact report / Phoenix Business Journal

Translational Genomics Research Institute, which has a $174 million annual economic impact, according to a new report, and employs 250 people, eliminated 12 positions in 2015 and did not fill four others.

Ranked near top in opportunity and bottom for readiness, Arizona’s STEM future mixed / KJZZ

Arizona is recognized as a leader in opportunities for science, technology, engineering, and math, but the state consistently ranks near the bottom for how it prepares its students in STEM, which worries industry and education leaders.

High schoolers can apply for bioscience internships / Arizona Daily Star

Arizona students with an interest in bioscience and medicine are encouraged to apply for the Helios Scholars at TGen paid summer-internship program, which is open to Arizona high-school students as well as undergraduate- and graduate-level students.

STEM learning through robots, dissection takes the field at Phoenix fair / Arizona Republic

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix hosted the second annual Connect2Stem fair as part of the 2016 Arizona SciTech Festival, where about 4,000 kids, students and families learned about science through experiences such as examining cow hearts and playing catch with robots.

Phoenix biotech firm expands portfolio with new treatment to prevent lung cancer / Phoenix Business Journal

VisionGate Inc., a Phoenix-based biotech company that offers a lung-cancer-detection test, has secured worldwide exclusive rights to a drug designed to prevent the deadly disease.