News and Updates

PCC launches histology program, expands biotech courses

December 12, 2003

Pima Community College has launched a new degree program in histology, the study of human and animal tissues for medical diagnosis. The course of study offers both a certificate-to-work program and an associate's degree in applied science.

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From NY to Oro Valley: Attorney finds home in Arizona biotech

December 03, 2003

It may have been serendipity that brought a New York attorney to the world of Arizona biotech, but it was his innate business sense and "biotech bootstrap approach" that allowed him to survive—and thrive. With work nearing completion on his…

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Study: supply not meeting demand for AZ bio workers

November 05, 2003

A new study by the Battelle Memorial Institute reveals that Arizona's 'soaring' demand for workers in the bioscience industry is not being met by statewide training and education programs.

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GPEC honors foundation for bioscience efforts

October 30, 2003

The Flinn Foundation was awarded one of three honors at last night's annual dinner of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) for its efforts to advance Arizona's biosciences sector.

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ASU launches Technopolis

October 23, 2003

Arizona State University has launched a new program to give technology and life-sciences entrepreneurs a leg-up in establishing and funding their enterprises. The program, known as Technopolis, kicked off with Launch Pad, an intensive, eight-week program on developing effective business…

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Draft ‘Roadmap’ recommendations presented at bio symposium

October 13, 2003

Nearly 200 scientists and leaders in Arizona's bioscience community attended the seventh-annual Arizona Biosciences Leadership Symposium in Scottsdale. Attendees shared research progress and heard the preliminary findings of six platform workgroups, each responsible for studying specific disciplines outlined in Arizona's…

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Universities outline plan for downtown Phoenix bio collaboration

October 02, 2003

The presidents of Arizona's three state universities outlined their vision yesterday to the Phoenix City Council for a new building to house collaborative research efforts. The building would be the second to be constructed at the new downtown Phoenix bioscience…

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