News and Updates

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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Michigan economic developer takes reins at GPEC

December 20, 2004

The board of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council unanimously approved Barry Broome as its next CEO and president, effective Feb. 1. Broome's five years as chief executive of Southwest Michigan First in the Kalamazoo area involved considerable work with bioscience…


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Crow and Poste christen first Biodesign building

December 20, 2004

The first facility of the Biodesign Institute at ASU was christened last week in a ceremony marked by bravado, collaboration, and cautionary tales about the future of public health and biomedicine.


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Flinn Foundation adds two board members

December 13, 2004

The Flinn Foundation, a private grantmaking philanthropy, has elected two new directors to its governing board: Linda J. Blessing, retired executive director of the Arizona Board of Regents, and Drew M. Brown, managing director and partner of DMB Associates. The…


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UA med-tech program shut down by Regents

December 01, 2004

In a 5-4 vote, the Arizona Board of Regents approved closing the doors on the University of Arizona's Medical Technology program


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Vaccinologist follows inner compass to right place at right time

November 30, 2004

Few scientists have the opportunity to occupy intellectual ground zero of a paradigm shift, but vaccinologist Roy Curtiss, for whom ASU recently put up $3.8 million to lure to its Biodesign Institute, seems to have a knack for being the…


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ASU biophysicist gets grant to accelerate gene-mapping

November 29, 2004

Bolstered by a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, ASU biophysicist Stuart Lindsay aims to make human-genome sequencing quick and affordable—taking mere hours and costing less than $1,000. The initial sequencing, completed in 2002, required 11 years and…


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