The Pima County Board of Supervisors June 4 unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Town of Oro Valley in support of a biotech industry incubator facility.
CyMedica Orthopedics, the leading combined digital health and muscle strengthening therapy developer, today announced statistically significant, positive results from a randomized, controlled trial which will be presented at the 2019 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons meeting.
Six startup bioscience firms — all member companies of the Arizona Technology Council — have been chosen to participate in the 2016 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program. They will receive $30,000 in funding support and a set of program services created to encourage entrepreneurship and help the companies develop into successful and sustainable businesses. The […]
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Flinn Foundation and to honor its namesake, a $1 million gift has been made to Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix to establish a cardiology fellowship program. The grant establishes and permanently endows the Dr. Robert S. Flinn Cardiology Fellowship Program to support […]
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) will head an international Dream Team of nearly two dozen researchers in the United States and United Kingdom that will focus on doubling the survival of patients with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff — TGen’s physician-in-chief and distinguished professor, chief scientific officer at HonorHealth Research Institute, and professor […]
Scottsdale-based Theranos has launched Theranos MD Connect, a new online resource to link patients directly to primary care physicians. The service, which can be accessed via Theranos.com, connects patients to primary care physicians anywhere that Theranos lab testing services are available. Currently, doctors listed on Theranos MD Connect are primary care physicians licensed with the […]
The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation is offering two $50,000 awards for the best proposals from inventors who have created medical devices that address significant yet unmet needs among pediatric patients while the devices lend themselves to commercialization. The new products can be designed specifically for children while others can be borrowed from […]
A new drug to treat advanced melanoma has been granted “breakthrough therapy” approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration following trials conducted at The University of Arizona Cancer Center, considered a key test site. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is the first approved compound that blocks a protein known as PD-1, which restricts the body’s immune system […]
In recognition of his work to promote biotechnology in his city, Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane has been named winner of the 2014 AZBio Public Service award by the Arizona BioIndustry Association. While the top leader of the city, the Scottsdale Cure Corridor from Shea Boulevard to the Scottsdale Airpark was launched. It is designed […]
NASA’s first satellite created to make space-based measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide is in space and getting ready for work, thanks to the efforts of a team at Orbital Sciences. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) was designed, built and tested at Orbital Science’s satellite manufacturing facility in Gilbert. “OCO-2 will ultimately reveal how increasing CO2 […]