News and Updates

UA, IBM combine efforts to streamline data storage

February 22, 2005

Through a new grant, the University of Arizona has paired up with IBM to look for innovative ways to store biosciences data collected in university laboratories.


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AZ Bio Expo launches awards dinner, seeks nominees

February 22, 2005

The upcoming Arizona Bio Expo 2005 will recognize the contributions of intrepid biotech researchers and entrepreneurs when attendees gather at the inaugural Biotech Awards dinner and Excellence in Bioindustry ceremony.


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Artificial heart, patient get top billing on national magazine

February 18, 2005

One of Arizona's star medical devices got top billing last month when Bill Wohl, who owes his life to the CardioWest artificial heart in Tucson, was featured on the cover of LIFE magazine.


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Arizona biotech draws attention of ‘NY Times’

February 05, 2005

Arizona's efforts to become a regional force in biotechnology got national press coverage in a recent edition of the New York Times. The article, "Phoenix moves to put itself on biotechnology map," in the technology section of the national daily,…


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Ventana, bioscience companies get state training grants

February 02, 2005

Biomedical device manufacturer Ventana Medical Systems recently received nearly half a million dollars in grant money from the Arizona Job Training Program to train 400 of its Oro Valley employees. The program, run by the Arizona Department of Commerce, dispensed…


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Co-chairs combine legal savvy, leadership to move tech council forward

January 14, 2005

The governor's choice to pair a distinguished transactional lawyer with the CEO of an international high-tech company to captain her Council on Innovation and Technology this year symbolizes the collaborative and cross-disciplinary spirit with which co-chairs Bill Hardin and Steve…


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Governor, key legislator put tech companies, medical school on ’05 agenda

January 11, 2005

In her annual State of the State address yesterday, Gov. Janet Napolitano highlighted Arizona's continued efforts to move toward a high-wage knowledge economy and touched on broad plans for paying for the new Phoenix extension of the University of Arizona…


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