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Meet the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2017

The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2017 show things are actually getting better for female leaders in the business world. Consider this: A study by Talentful, recruitment experts, compared some of the world’s most powerful male and female CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies to see how gender roles are gradually improving within the… Read More →

120 Arizona companies make Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing firms

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Arizona is home to many innovative companies that are driving the state’s economy. A total of 120 Arizona companies made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private firms in America for 2017. From Carvana (No. 34), which is changing the way we buy cars, to AAW Enterprises (No. 4,877), an online retailer, Arizona companies are… Read More →

Dr. Greg Marchand develops record-setting cancer surgery

Dr. Greg Marchand of Mesa recently became the first U.S. surgeon to earn a prestigious accreditation for his outstanding record of performing and promoting minimally invasive procedures. The World Record Academy awarded Dr. Greg J. Marchand and his surgical team the world’s record for removing the largest cancerous tumor — a 17-centimeter (6.69-inch) cancerous ovarian tumor about… Read More →

Most Influential Women: Christina Kwasnica, MD

Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2017 in the July issues of the magazines. Azbigmedia.com will be profiling each of the Most Influential Women in Arizona in the coming weeks. Here is today’s spotlight: Christina Kwasnica, MD, medical director of neuro-rehabilitation, Barrow Neurological Institute Dr.… Read More →

ASU, TGen researchers find Alzheimer’s gene source

Researchers led by Arizona State University (ASU) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified altered expression of a gene called ANK1, which only recently has been associated with memory robbing Alzheimer’s disease, in specific cells in the brain. Using an extremely precise method of isolating cells called “laser capture microdissection,” researchers looked at three… Read More →

DxNA and TGen submit Valley Fever test for FDA approval

DxNA LLC, a molecular diagnostics company, today announced the 510(k) submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its molecular diagnostics assay using its proprietary GeneSTAT System and GeneSTAT Coccidiodes molecular test for rapid detection of Coccidiomycosis (Valley Fever). The Valley Fever assay on the GeneSTAT System, upon clearance by the FDA, provides for… Read More →

Arizona’s MedTech sector makes big impact on Bioscience Roadmap

Arizona’s technology community and the Bioscience Roadmap have become driving forces behind the economic success of our state. The industry plays a significant role in almost every sector of the business landscape and the work of its leaders is putting our state on the map as a nationwide contender. Two industries in which technology and… Read More →

TGen ties global fungus to continental drift

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Cryptococcus, a type of fungi found worldwide that is responsible annually for upwards of 625,000 deaths, was likely originally spread across the globe in conjunction with continental drift, according to a report by Tgen (the Translational Genomics Research Institute). Cryptococcus — Greek for “hidden sphere” — is a fungus usually found in decaying trees and… Read More →

Collaborative gene impacts Arizona life science sector

On May 12, 2017, Gov. Doug Ducey signed Arizona’s $9.8 billion 2018-2019 budget which provides bonding authority for $1 billion for investments in University Research Infrastructure.  This investment continues a collaboration between the State of Arizona, industry leaders, philanthropists, and Arizona’s universities that is driving the Arizona life science sector towards its goal of becoming… Read More →

TGen’s Dr. Daniel Von Hoff honored by Columbia

Dr. Daniel Von Hoff Distinguished Professor, Physician-In-Chief, and Director of Molecular Medicine at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) will receive a gold medal for excellence in clinical medicine from his alma mater, Columbia University. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Alumni Association will presentthe award May 13 in New York City to Dr.… Read More →

Banner Health and Mayo researchers target Parkinson’s disease

Researchers at Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Mayo Clinic are continuing to study how to diagnose early Parkinson’s disease. The research team’s most recent article titled, “Peripheral Synucleinopathy in Early Parkinson’s Disease: Submandibular Gland Needle Biopsy Findings” has been recognized by Movement Disorders, the official journal of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society,… Read More →

Arizona Senate passes $1B boost for university research

At 11:01 p.m. on Thursday May 4, 2017, the Arizona Senate passed HB 2547: university infrastructure capital financing; appropriations paving the way for up to $1 billion in bonds to expand and maintain university research infrastructure at Arizona’s public universities. HB2547 is part of a set of budget bills that make up Arizona’s $9.8 Billion Budget… Read More →

TGen and UNC Lineberger shed light on aggressive brain cancer

Two studies by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNC Lineberger) provide insight on the evolution of glioblastoma and how to potentially combat this most aggressive brain tumor. Both studies were published recently in the scientific journal Neuro-Oncology, and both were funded, in… Read More →

Axolotl Biologix expands product line for wound care

Axolotl Biologix today announced that it has begun shipping its second amniotic allograft product, AxoBioMembrane™, to meet a wide range of wound care needs. Axolotl Biologix, an innovator in regenerative medicine technologies that improve patient outcomes with less pain and lower costs, developed AxoBioMembrane, a dehydrated human amniotic membrane allograft that helps accelerate and improve… Read More →