Draft ‘Roadmap’ recommendations presented at bio symposium

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 Bioscience Roadmap, the state's long-term strategy to advance its biosciences sector.

Universities outline plan for downtown Phoenix bio collaboration

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 campus.

Regents approve funds for bio-related projects

The Arizona Board of Regents approved several measures at its September 25-26 meeting that impact the state's biosciences industry, including research buildings at Arizona State University, a new University of Arizona Science Center, and a pool of funds to fight brain-drain at UA.

‘Rainmaker’ makes good on promise of Arizona’s future

The International Genomics Consortium in large part owes its existence to Richard Mallery, one of the leading business lawyers in the West. From its birth as a cocktail-napkin idea to the recent groundbreaking of its headquarters in downtown Phoenix, this dream-made-real was driven by his relentless determination. Today the IGC board chairman, Mallery is looking toward the next step: "We need to get our act together with capital formation," he says, referring to the October 16 BioFunding Summit in Scottsdale that will bring together premier scientists and investors.

‘Star’ series focuses on science economy

The Arizona Daily Star has published a three-part, seven-article special report describing the successes, hopes, needs, and challenges associated with establishing a science-based technology economy in the Tucson area.

City leader vital to genomics, bioscience success

The word "genomics" meant little to Sheryl Sculley throughout her three decades as a top city administrator. It may prove to be the hallmark of her career—and the silver bullet that will revitalize downtown Phoenix.

Poste to keynote Phoenix Forum

George Poste, renowned scientist and director of the Arizona Biodesign Institute (AzBio), will be the featured speaker at the August 27 Phoenix Forum, coordinated by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

Phoenix/Tempe vow cooperation on biosciences, arts

Tempe and Phoenix officials put aside their differences earlier this month to discuss key issues of common interest: the biosciences and arts.

Arizona bio efforts highlighted in national trade journal

Arizona biosciences received prominent mention in the cover story of Biotech Tech's June edition. The article highlights Arizona to exemplify the many regional efforts to build an economic future through the life sciences.

NAU: Diamond in northern Arizona’s rough

Think that Northern Arizona University's research efforts focus solely on anthrax? Think again. Although the post-9/11 bioterrorism scares brought primetime national attention to the campus, the university is engaged in broader research and healthcare programs that reflect the region's cultural and ecological diversity.

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