Arizona Bioscience News: Wexford, ASU celebrate groundbreaking; Banner Health uses new rattlesnake anti-venom; PHX Startup Week goes through Saturday

March 7, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

Baltimore-based Wexford Science & Technology LLC broke ground March 7 on a $77 million research center on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in Downtown Phoenix.

How Wexford’s $77M research facility in downtown Phoenix came to fruition / Phoenix Business Journal

Wexford Science & Technology LLC, which works with universities, medical centers and research institutions to create innovation and entrepreneurial activity, breaks ground on a $77 million, 200,000-square-foot research center on the north side of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus that will be anchored by Arizona State University.

Phoenix man is first in the U.S. to receive new rattlesnake anti-venom / Arizona Republic

Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix treated a Phoenix man with a new rattlesnake anti-venom that hit the market in October—the first time Anavip was used outside of clinical trials.

Here’s what to expect at fifth annual PHX Startup Week / Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix entrepreneurs are participating in the fifth annual PHX Startup Week, which has been extended an extra day and runs through March 9 featuring more than 150 speakers, workshops, panels, and one-on-one mentoring sessions.

New Roche Tissue Diagnostics chief carries on commitment to growth, quality / Arizona Daily Star

Jill German is the new leader of Roche Tissue Diagnostics, formerly Ventana Medical Systems, which has more than 1,500 Tucson-area workers who develop and manufacture the company’s diagnostic instruments which are used in pathology labs worldwide.

TGen plays key role in pancreatic cancer breakthrough / AZ Big Media

The Translational Genomics Research Institute played a key role in a nationwide study that identified a method of starving pancreatic cancer cells, opening a new treatment avenue should clinical trial results prove successful.

Innovation and growth drive the West Valley’s booming healthcare sector / AZ Big Media

The West Valley region of Phoenix, home to 1.6 million people and about 50,000 health care workers, features new health care facilities, jobs, diverse educational outlets, and innovative care and treatment within the region’s booming sector.

Medical isotope company preparing to build facility in Goodyear / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona Isotope Science Research Corp. is preparing to begin construction on a facility in Goodyear to manufacture isotopes that will allow medical professionals to clearly see abnormal blood flow in patients with cardiovascular conditions and cancer.

Researchers opened labs to public for BIO5 Open House / Daily Wildcat

The Discover BIO5 Open House and Reception held last week at the University of Arizona opened to the public bioresearch labs and buildings to showcase the work of UA researchers that are part of a science network that connects more than 300 researchers and almost 30 departments on campus.

Chandler Innovations names new director / Phoenix Business Journal

Dena Patton has been named the new director of Chandler Innovations, the entrepreneurial development program that promotes the creation and sustainable growth of startups.

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