Bioscience Archives

Hundreds of pediatric physicians converge in Phoenix

stroke

Phoenix Children’s Hospital will play host to more than 750 physicians and health care professionals from across the U.S. for the 38th annual Melvin L. Cohen Pediatric Update at the Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix. In the past four decades, the event has grown to become one of the largest pediatric health care conferences in the country. This… Read More →

Gore REDUCE Clinical Study completes enrollment

brain

W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) today announced completion of enrollment for the Gore REDUCE Clinical Study, a prospective, randomized, multi-center, multi-national trial designed to demonstrate safety and effectiveness of the GORE® HELEX® Septal Occluder and GORE® Septal Occluder for PFO closure in patients with a history of cryptogenic stroke or imaging-confirmed transient ischemic attack… Read More →

UA Medical Center recognized for transplant care

transplant

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona today  recognized University of Arizona Medical Center—University Campus (UAMC) with a Blue Distinction Center® designation for delivering quality transplant care as part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program.  Blue Distinction Centers are hospitals shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective, transparent measures for patient… Read More →

2 Arizona hospitals designated Ebola treatment centers

ebola

Hospital systems in Phoenix and Tucson are among 55 across the United States designated as Ebola treatment centers. The two Arizona hospital systems designated by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are Maricopa Integrated Health Systems in Phoenix and the University of Arizona Health Network. MIHS President CEO Steve Purves says the CDC… Read More →

LCMS Laboratories expands into Arizona

cancer

To serve the growing needs of the bioscience and healthcare communities in the greater Tucson area, LCMS Laboratories, Inc. is opening a high-complexity laboratory in March 2015 and will operate under the guidelines of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).  The laboratory will utilize the latest mass spectrometry technologies and will create high-paying laboratory and… Read More →

Az Business names Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists

healthcare

Each year, AZ Business magazine hosts the Healthcare Leadership Awards to honor the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare sector. Az Business is proud to announce the 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists, who were chosen by a panel of industry experts and will be recognized at the Healthcare Leadership… Read More →

The CORE Institute celebrates 10th anniversary

David J. Jacofsky, MD, chairman and CEO of The CORE Institute.

Ten years ago, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon Dr. David J. Jacofsky, along with Dr. John A. Brown and Dr. Mark D. Campbell, believed they could provide best-in-class orthopedic care to Phoenix area residents. Ten years later, it is clear that they have been able to bring that dream to fruition with 150 care providers, 700 employees… Read More →

Az Business honors Industry Leaders of Arizona winners

Executives from Sprouts Farmers Market accept an Industry Leaders of Arizona Award Wednesday at the Camelback Inn. Photo by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

Some of the most dynamic businesses in Arizona were honored Wednesday as winners at the 2015 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in the communities they serve. Companies were selected from five key industries: • Aerospace and defense •… Read More →

Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry reaches 100,000

alzheimers

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry today enrolled its 100,000th volunteer interested in participating in studies aimed at preventing the disease, a significant milestone in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Championed by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), in collaboration with partner organizations and leading scientists, the Registry (www.endALZnow.org) aims to accelerate prevention research by establishing an online community of healthy individuals who are committed… Read More →

Dignity Health in Arizona invests in VisionGate

cancer

VisionGate has received financial backing from Dignity Health in Arizona for development of a revolutionary, non-invasive test for the early detection of lung cancer, the world’s deadliest cancer. Patient sputum samples are processed on the company’s patented Cell-CT® system – aptly named because it takes an optical CT scan of individual cells to generate digital,… Read More →

UA Arthritis Center gets $6.1M grant

pharmaceuticals

Researchers at  the University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson are working to identify treatments to slow the progression of osteoarthritis (OA), supported by a recent $6.1 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. The most common cause… Read More →

Az Business names Industry Leaders of Arizona finalists

technology

Az Business magazine is proud to present the Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in the communities they serve. Companies were selected from five key industries: • Aerospace and defense • Commercial and residential real estate service contractors •… Read More →

Tucson Medical Center may join Mayo network

Sun Health

Tucson Medical Center trying to become part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, according to the Arizona Daily Star. The Mayo Clinic Care Network includes about 34 hospitals across the United States that have joined the network to improve clinical care, said Judy Rich, CEO of TMC . “The goal is to share evidence-based medicine… Read More →

Banner Health, UA health merger approved

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The biggest healthcare deal of the year is official. The state Board of Regent approved the $1 billion merger of the University of Arizona’s health network into Banner Health, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that operates numerous hospitals and other health-care facilities. The regents’ decision was made at a Wednesday afternoon meeting in Tucson. The board voted last… Read More →