Bioscience Archives

Koerber-Walker will chair State Medical Technology Alliance

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The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has named Joan Koerber-Walker as chair of the association’s State Medical Technology Alliance (SMTA). Koerber-Walker is president and CEO of the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio), Arizona’s statewide life science trade association, representing emerging and established leaders across the full spectrum of medical technologies and industrial biotechnology. SMTA is a consortium… Read More →

FDA Puts Valley Fever Drug on Fast Track

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A potentially curative anti-Valley Fever drug has been given a boost in its development by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The University of Arizona has received word that its request has been granted to designate nikkomycin Z (NikZ) as a “qualifying infectious disease product” (QIDP). NikZ is an antifungal drug that the UA has… Read More →

TGen and NAU pandemic flu test patent approved

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The federal government has awarded a patent to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) for a test that can detect — and assist in the treatment of — the H1N1 pandemic flu strain. TGen and NAU initially developed this precise, genomics-based test during a significant global swine flu outbreak in… Read More →

AZ Nurses Association Endorses Prop. 480

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The Arizona Nurses Association (AzNA) has announced its strong support for ‘Yes on 480,’ giving the campaign another boost of momentum and the backing of a major health care group. AzNA’s mission is to promote and advance professional nursing in Arizona and the group points out that Maricopa Medical Center is a premier teaching and… Read More →

PCH forms pediatric genomics institute

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Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong joined Phoenix Children’s Hospital to announce the formation of a visionary institute, The Chan Soon-Shiong Children’s Precision Medicine Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The new partnership brings together the medical expertise and resources of renowned surgeon and healthcare technology visionary Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, with Phoenix Children’s commitment to genomic research and access… Read More →

Radiant/CRA Enroll 8,000 for Hepatitis B Vaccine Study

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Radiant Research/Clinical Research Advantage (Radiant/CRA), the country’s largest wholly owned clinical trial site management organization, has completed enrollment for the Dynavax Technologies Corporation (Dynavax) phase III clinical trial of HEPLISAV-B™, an investigational adult hepatitis B vaccine. 100 percent of the study was awarded to Radiant/CRA. Forty Radiant/CRA Sites are conducting the trial, which has randomized… Read More →

Banner Health honored for preparing emerging leaders

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Banner Health leads the field in preparing current and future generations who are working to transform health care, according to The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL). Banner was listed as a 2014 “Top 10 BOLD” health care organization by NCHL. A total of 19 companies were selected from 120 health systems that participated in… Read More →

$1.8M grant supports UA cancer biology program

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The National Cancer Institute has awarded the University of Arizona Cancer Center a $1.8 million grant to continue training cancer researchers for the future. The grant, called a T32 Training Grant, is a five-year award that will draw on the strengths of research faculty at The University of Arizona who direct their efforts toward the… Read More →

AZBio honors Fast Lane Award winners

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Three innovative and ground-breaking companies were honored by the Arizona Bioindustry Association at the AZBio Awards on Sept. 17 as AZBio Fast Lane Award honorees. The companies honored were: • Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing novel therapeutic agents, diagnostics, and lifestyle recommendations that make possible the treatment of risk factors for cancer. • Pinnacle… Read More →

New robotic surgery debuts at West Valley Hospital

Dr. Miles Howard, an OB-GYN on staff at West Valley Hospital, who performed the first surgery with the new da Vinci Xi.

The first surgery in the Valley using the new da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system was performed September 15 at Abrazo Health’s West Valley Hospital. West Valley Hospital in Goodyear is the only hospital in the Phoenix metropolitan area that has the da Vinci Xi, which is designed to offer patients minimally invasive procedures and… Read More →

Bioscience innovators will pitch at White Hat Investors

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Bioindustry Associations from across the Rocky Mountain Southwest Region are coming together to present an opportunity for Angels, Venture Capitalists and Strategic Investors to connect with the biotech and healthcare investment opportunities from across the Rocky Mountain Southwest states at White Hat Investors 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona on September 17 and 18, 2014. “The West… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Admired Companies

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BestCompaniesAZ and Az Business magazine honored 40 companies at the 2014 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies award reception on September 11, 2014 at the Westin Kierland Resort. Arizona’s Most Admired Companies are selected based on how a company has performed in the following areas: workplace culture, leadership excellence, corporate and social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation.… Read More →

Experts: Slow, steady economic recovery for Arizona

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Our economy continues to slowly improve, with the healthcare and biosciences industry having the most potential for local employment growth. That was just one of the positive signs that came out of last week’s Economic Outlook 2015, presented by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) and Cox Communications. Nearly 800 business leaders attended the… Read More →

TGen, Dell help children with cancer

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Dell, Terascala and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are installing state-of-the-art computing and programing specialized for human genome investigations at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). As part of a formal collaboration, Dell is providing the Dell Genomic Data Analysis Platform, designed to deliver fast analysis of the billions of data points required when sequencing,… Read More →