News and Updates

‘Meds and Eds’ encourages ‘big bets’ in Arizona bio

April 05, 2005

A new report on Arizona health and biosciences recommends bold measures for the state to "leapfrog" competitor states and regions in order to more fully participate in the biosciences economy.


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Awards, ‘Bio Day’ mark Arizona Bio Expo

April 05, 2005

Arizona's annual conference to showcase its top bioscience research and industry practices opened on March 29 with the reading of a gubernatorial proclamation to honor the day as "Arizona Bioindustry Day."


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500 attend TGen dedication, biotech fair

March 24, 2005

On the second day of spring, Arizona leaders, renowned scientists, and members of the local press flocked to the grand opening of the Translational Genomics Research Institute building. Located east of the Arizona Center, the building is both the physical…


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Regents OK Tucson bio-park land deal

March 15, 2005

The Arizona Board of Regents approved a land trade last week that will allow University of Arizona officials to move ahead on plans for a biotechnology park on Tucson's South Side. Approval of the land exchange is the latest step…


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First BIO5 building topped-out in style

March 15, 2005

The traditional 'topping-out' ceremony of the upcoming BIO5 building at UA was held in early March before a crowd of university officials, researchers and local press.


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Ethics of genetic altering explored at ASU student conference

March 01, 2005

“Ethical Issues in Genetic Modification” was the topic of a February 25 public lecture at Arizona State University’s Armstrong Hall, part of the 2005 Western Regional Bioethics Conference. The lecture was sponsored by the Arizona Consortium for Medicine, Society, and…


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UA Regents Professor and geneticist charts course for BIO5

February 23, 2005

This past fall Vicki Chandler, the newly appointed director of the Institute for Biomedical Science and Biotechnology (IBSB) at the University of Arizona, rescued the up-and-coming research center from its own cumbersome name and rechristened it BIO5, a decidedly catchier…


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