For the summer 2021 issue of TechConnect Magazine, we chose a topic that we knew everyone already was becoming most familiar—whether they wanted to or not. We already have lived in a world filled with innovative developments in MedTech—from detailed blood work at an annual physical to less-invasive surgical procedures. We have more examples of MedTech and its value in the pages that follow.
Two associate professors at Arizona State University are leading the exploration of sex-targeted drug delivery for traumatic brain injury. The five-year, $2.5-million project funded by the NIH will improve the understandings of sex differences in traumatic brain injury to help design nanoparticle delivery systems for more effective treatments.
The results of a pre-clinical study led by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, suggest how a compound derived from the thunder god vine—an herb used in China for centuries to treat joint pain, swelling and fever—is able to kill cancer cells and potentially improve clinical outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer.
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Ashion Analytics LLC, founded by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), announced that Palmetto GBA, a Medicare administrative contractor for the Molecular Diagnostic Services Program (MolDX), has awarded coverage to its proprietary cancer profiling test, GEM ExTra®, one of the nation’s most comprehensive genomic cancer analysis tests.
The Biodesign Institute said it has been working with Gov. Doug Ducey and his team to make sure everyone is on the same page to try to curtail the surge. A goal of this new test is to get more young people comfortable with the idea of testing, as they are making up most of the new coronavirus cases in the state.
How should a positive test scenario be managed at a worksite? Answering this question involves, among other things, an intersection of OSHA and Centers for Disease Control guidelines, an interpretation of those guidelines, and some subjective analysis.
FreeFall Aerospace joins forces with ED2 Corporation to form FreeFall 5G, Digital Air Strike launches a text messaging service enabling companies to communicate with their customers that incorporates artificial intelligence, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona contributes $25,000 to Local First Arizona to assist with grant funding for its Small Business Relief Fund, Quarles & Brady partner Scott Jenkins is named chairman of 2021 Phoenix Open golf tournament, and more.
May is National Moving Month, and for many families and businesses moving can cause some headaches, even without the crisis caused by Covid-19 pandemic. The Phoenix Business Journal was given a behind-the-scenes look as to the changes that M3 Commercial Moving & Logistics has since made to protect both staff and the clients during the pandemic.
What began as a client project to serve and protect has evolved into a direct supplier of FDA-approved, personal-protective equipment (PPE) to thousands of healthcare professionals and other businesses in need. Strategic Growth Advisory President Pamela Barnhill is working to address the shortage of FDA-approved PPE.