Bioscience Archives

Nomination deadline nears for Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Az Business magazine is dedicated to bringing the stories of healthcare leaders, innovators, researchers and advocates to its readers. Each April, Az Business shines a special spotlight on the medical industry through its annual Healthcare Leadership Awards. Arizona’s healthcare industry is a tremendous economic engine for the state and is making Arizona a better place… Read More →

TGen uses X chromosome to uncover disorders in girls

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Using a basic genetic difference between men and women, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has uncovered a way to track down the source of a neurological disorder in a young girl. TGen’s discovery relies on a simple genetic fact: Men have one X and one Y chromosome, while women have two X chromosomes. This… Read More →

Banner study could slow progression of Alzheimer’s

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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute has announced that it is participating in a new, national, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical research study evaluating the potential benefits of an investigational medicine when taken by people with mild-to-moderate AD who are already being treated with donepezil (Aricept). Entitled NOBLE, the trial is evaluating an investigational drug, T-817MA, which may have… Read More →

VisionGate earns two Best in Biz Awards for innovation

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VisionGate, Inc. has been named a gold winner in two categories in the Best in Biz Awards 2014, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. VisionGate was awarded gold in the Most Innovative Company of the Year (Small) category and in the Most Innovative Product of the… Read More →

CEO leads Banner Health through healthcare ‘re-invention’

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Around the first of the year, Phoenix-based Banner Health is expected to close on a nearly $1 billion deal to acquire the University of Arizona Health Network and its subsidiaries. The deal will make Banner the largest private employer in the state, will pump least $500 million of spending on capital projects into the state’s… Read More →

Scottsdale hosts second Cure Corridor Event

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Scottsdale economic development will be hosting the second annual Cure Corridor Event at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event features a significant lineup of Cure Corridor partners sharing their insight into the future of the Cure Corridor and Bio-Life Sciences Industry. Keynote speaker Elizabeth Holmes – founder… Read More →

ASU revises royalty policy, more proceeds to researchers

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Arizona State University researchers with inventions licensed to existing companies or to form new startups will be entitled to a larger share of the proceeds under a new university policy developed by the Intellectual Property and Institutional Review Committee and approved by President Michael Crow. Under the previous policy, net licensing proceeds (after administrative and… Read More →

Phoenix Chamber seeks nominees for IMPACT Awards

Staying Innovative as a One Man Operation

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) seeks nominations for its 2015 IMPACT Awards, which honor the accomplishments of outstanding Valley businesses and the positive impact they’ve made on the Greater Phoenix business community. Nominations — which can come from anyone in the community — are open from now until January 9, 2015, and can… Read More →

John C. Lincoln Recertified as Primary Stroke Center

Neurologist Victor Zach, MD demonstrates the telerobot he uses to coordinate care for stroke patients at John C. Lincoln Hospitals. The telerobot spans the miles between patient and specialist.

John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital in North Phoenix has been recertified as a Primary Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare, an international certifying agency approved by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to hospital CEO John Harrington Jr. “Deer Valley Hospital demonstrated that its stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines… Read More →

Want to Honor Veterans? Help Them Start Careers

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It’s Veteran’s Day. It’s a day for parades, for speeches, and for thanking those who put their lives on the line to protect us and our way of life. It’s also a day with a history of contradictions. What we celebrate as Veteran’s Day began in 1919 as Armistice Day. It marked the cease fire… Read More →

BioInspire earns ‘Excellence in Innovation’ award

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BioInspire, the Peoria-based incubator for medical device companies, accepted an “Excellence in Innovation” award at WESTMARC’S Best of the West award ceremony this week. The award is the latest recognition for BioInspire, whose goal is to help start-up companies in the competitive field of medical device innovative gain a competitive edge. The BioInspire facility is… Read More →

Mattress Firm commits $1 million to TGen research

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Throughout November, the largest U.S. retailer of mattresses, Mattress Firm, hopes to raise visibility around the nation’s fourth leading cause of cancer death as it recognizes National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and makes a commitment to raise $1 million through the Mattress Firm Foundation. These funds will directly impact research at the Translational Genomics Research… Read More →

What is the chance of an Ebola outbreak in Arizona?

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With every response to the threat of Ebola outbreak sending shockwaves of fear, confusion, and disapproval among skeptics and concerned citizens alike, the University of Arizona has begun to equip itself to handle a potential Ebola crisis. Dr. Andy Theodorou, a chief medical officer with the University of Arizona Medical Center, addressed an auditorium packed… Read More →

Ventana Receives Manufacturing Excellence Award

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The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) will bestow upon Ventana Medical Systems Inc. a 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award. Vice President of the AME Manufacturing Excellence Awards Council Michael Bremer will visit Ventana on Oct. 29 to present the award. The company will officially be honored during the 2014 AME International Excellence Inside Conference, Nov. 10-14… Read More →