Phoenix considers plans for biotech high school

Talks are currently underway regarding the potential creation of a biotech high school in downtown Phoenix. The plan, which has received support from partners Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, and the City of Phoenix, calls for transforming a part of the old Phoenix Union High School campus into the new science-focused facility.

BizAZ article examines lack of wet-lab space

Arizona still has some pretty high hurdles to clear before it can become a bioscience player, according to a recent BizAZ article. Highest among them may be the significant and growing need for wet-lab space.

PCC offers new bioscience programs, internships

Pima Community College has received over $1,000,000 from the National Institutes of Health since 1993 to increase the number of under-represented minority students achieving bachelor's degrees in the behavioral and biomedical sciences in Arizona.

Cancer Center director still driven by bench, bedside

In 1999, Dr. Daniel Von Hoff made good on a promise to a Tucson-based mentor dying of pancreatic cancer. He left Texas to fulfill his friend's dream through his own vision for the Arizona Cancer Center, making a difference in both cancer therapeutics and prevention.

Biodesign Institute hires renowned scientist, breaks ground

Today's groundbreaking ceremonies for the Arizona Biodesign Institute went beyond mere pomp and circumstance. Arizona State University President Michael Crow announced the appointment of internationally renowned scientist George Poste as the institute's new director.

Report details Arizona’s science/technology strengths

A new study on science and technology programs at Arizona's universities suggests that the state has several areas of excellence beyond the biosciences that have potential as economic drivers.

University research bill clears initial hurdle in House

Late-breaking legislation to construct research buildings at Arizona's three state universities passed its first test yesterday. The House Commerce and Military Affairs Committee passed the $400 million measure by a vote of 10-2.

Bill to propose $400 million for university research labs

Late-breaking legislation is expected to be introduced today that would provide $400 million to construct research buildings at the state's three universities. The bill is on a fast track: It must clear the Legislature by the end of April.

Roadmap workgroups formed, meeting monthly

Six workgroups comprised of statewide bioscience and economic development leaders have been launched to develop specific recommendations to advance Arizona's Bioscience Roadmap, a long-term strategy to propel Arizona to national biosciences stature.

Republic examines Arizona bio endeavors

The Arizona Republic ran a package of articles in yesterday's Sunday edition to report on the present activities and future directions of Arizona's bioscience/biotech sectors.

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