The Arizona Technology Council’s June 2020 MedTech Roundtable event featured a distinguished panel of experts from AdviNOW Medical, Mediato Technologies and Observe.AI who shared their insight and expertise on how artificial intelligence, one of the world’s highest-growth industries, is revolutionizing modern medicine and patient care. Moderated by Ellen Owens-Karcsay, principal and founder of Karcsay Consulting Group and the MedTech Committee chair, it was a fantastic discussion and well worth a listen.
The Arizona Technology Council held a virtual panel discussion featuring cybersecurity experts Frank Grimmelmann and Anthony Dezilva. Many businesses, organizations and employees are currently adapting to an ever-changing economic outlook in the current business climate. With so much going on, cybersecurity may not top of mind. But it should be a top priority. Moderated by Arizona Technology Council CEO Steve Zylstra, it was a fantastic discussion and well worth a listen.
The Kudelski Group, the world leader in digital security, and CoreKinect, a leader in scalable hardware design and manufacturing, announced the launch of a joint solution enabling hospitals, government agencies and NGOs to track key assets in the fight against COVID-19, ensuring they arrive where they are needed.
TGen’s work in solving disease outbreaks and building genomic surveillance and detection systems. This work includes designing rapid, highly accurate and cost-effective tests for critical pathogens —such as Valley Fever, MRSA and other hospital superbugs, influenza, tuberculosis — finding and describing new disease pathogens, and detecting outbreaks at the earliest possible timepoints and tracking the evolution of these pathogens.
iTether partners with Pinal County to launch study, State Farm donates $30M to ASU to fuel workforce development program, Grand Canyon University opens incubator with free rent for startups, Scottsdale-based software provider Parchment merges with Credentials Solutions, TGen and Mayo Clinic researchers awarded a federal grant to refine liquid biopsy for cancer patients, and more.
Audiologist and molecular biologist O’neil Guthrie, an associate professor in Northern Arizona University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is collaborating with New Jersey-based Optigenex to conduct a pre-clinical investigation to help the body’s natural ability to repair DNA through
a novel therapy.
iTether outpatient care coordination platform for member engagement and treatment, is partnering with the Pinal County Attorney’ s Office to launch a three-year, $1.25 million research study involving 1,000 participants in the Pinal County Diversion Program. The aim of the project is to reduce recidivism and future criminal actions of low risk defendants by using digital technology for individualized support and supervision.
On the heels of a study showing how cancer can be precisely detected by a liquid biopsy blood test created by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a new $2.1 million federal grant will enable TGen and Mayo Clinic researchers to fine-tune the system in clinical trials.
Creating fully integrated solutions to treat the whole patient has been long overdue. It’s an exciting future when technology provides the ability to make it achievable.
Presented by PetSmart, this year’s Unity Agent honor is awarded to Sheila Kloefkorn, President and CEO of KEO Marketing, a full-service, business-to-business marketing agency in Phoenix. Sheila has dedicated her life’s work to building a more equitable world that provides opportunity for all.