Harnessing the power of state-of-the-art technology and “big data” analysis, researchers at the newly formed Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union (ACGU) seek to better understand how this virus may be evolving, how it is transmitted and how it is moving through the general population.
The antibody tests build upon the work of UArizona Health Sciences and BIO5 Institute researchers. The tests will help determine how many people have been exposed to the novel coronavirus and have successfully built an immunity against it.
For the millions of Americans concerned about shortages of vital supplies like toilet paper, food basics and other items vital to getting us through an unprecedented global health crisis, there is some encouraging news, according to researchers at Northern Arizona University.
Venture capital. It’s a phrase that can conjure images of celebrations marking paydays for innovators and payoffs for investors. However, there are no guarantees that funding will move a company ahead in its lifecycle or that those with the deep pockets will ever see a penny in return.
So how do Arizona’s two largest metro areas stack up when it comes to opportunities for STEM positions? The answer is, pretty well. WalletHub ranked Tucson No. 21 and Phoenix No. 38 among the country’s top 100 most populous metro areas.
Having a good idea is not enough. It’s having the funding sources needed to cover the costs of getting from Point A to Point B and beyond before the competition catches up. CampusLogic and Allbound are two examples of companies that turned to risk capital to help meet their missions.
Stanislau Herasimenka, an electrical engineering assistant research professor in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, and his ASU colleagues recently earned funding to increase solar manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. by developing a PV innovation foundry, a collaborative facility to help industry and academic users test their ideas on a pilot scale.
The Council and its publishing partner, the Arizona Commerce Authority, are transitioning the TechConnect publication to a blog format. That means the issue in the works—No. 60—will publish in the magazine format that readers have come to know, as well as a blog that today’s readers have come to expect.
Pima Community College’s new Autonomous Vehicle Driver and Operations Specialist program. The program was launched in the fall semester through a partnership with TuSimple, a company has used Tucson as its base for testing self-driving trucks.
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.