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TGen teams up with Ceres Nanosciences

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Ceres Nanosciences, Inc. (Ceres) today announced a development collaboration to benefit patients with cancer, infectious diseases, and other life-threatening illnesses. TGen, at the heart of Phoenix’s Biomedical Campus, is recognized as a pioneer in studying genomics, or DNA, to uncover the underlying molecular causes of disease, as well… Read More →

St. Scholastica Will Accept All MCCCD Transfer Credits

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The College of St. Scholastica, a 102-year-old Catholic Benedictine college, has forged a partnership with the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) that will allow students to transfer 100 percent of their credits toward St. Scholastica’s bachelor’s programs. Two of the hottest careers emerging in Arizona today – health information management (HIM) and social work… Read More →

Abrazo hospital 1st to get da Vinci Xi surgical system

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Abrazo Health’s West Valley Hospital in Goodyear is the first in Arizona to receive the robotic-assisted da Vinci Xi Surgical System, which offers patients less invasive options and faster recovery from a variety of surgeries. The new technology, approved by the FDA on April 1, provides advanced robotic technology including high-definition, 3-D visualization. It also… Read More →

Health Choice Integrated Care will serve N. Arizona

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Health Choice, the managed care solutions division of IASIS Healthcare, has signed an agreement with the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (“NARBHA”) to form a joint venture called Health Choice Integrated Care to pursue new opportunities to deliver integrated behavioral and physical healthcare services in Northern Arizona. This collaboration between Health Choice and NARBHA… Read More →

TGen, SHC begin clinical trial for anti-tumor drug

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The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are studying the safety and effectiveness of a new drug, AG-120, for treatment of patients with solid tumors, especially those with brain tumors and gallbladder bile duct cancer. “AG-120 is designed specifically for those patients who carry the IDH1… Read More →

Significant investment will Fuel WebPT’s Growth

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WebPT, the leading web-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution for rehabilitation therapists, announced it has received a significant investment from Battery Ventures. WebPT intends to use the new capital to accelerate growth. Founded by Brad and Heidi Jannenga in 2006, WebPT is the leader in the rehab-EMR industry. The company’s innovative technology has been adopted… Read More →

Merz acquires Mesa-based medical company Ulthera

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Merz and Ulthera, Inc. today announced that they have entered a definitive merger agreement, pursuant to which Merz will acquire global medical device company Ulthera, a deal which will accelerate Merz’s growth in the aesthetics area and expand the company’s portfolio of treatment options in facial aesthetics. Merz and Ulthera have entered a definitive merger… Read More →

Spine Specialists Open New East Valley Office

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Sonoran Spine Center, Arizona’s leading spine and back specialists are moving to a new office in Tempe. Located at 1255 West Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 107, this marks the fifth location for Sonoran Spine Center in Metro Phoenix with a sixth office operating in Show Low, Ariz. Opened in 1999 by Dr. Dennis Crandall, Sonoran… Read More →

Arizona bioscience industry producing ‘aha’ moments

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AZBio Expo 2014 had “aha moments” at every turn. With over 250 entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders, legislators, scientists and researchers in attendance, the energy was sizzling and the outlook endless. Here are just a few of the event highlights, appropriately, A to Z: A – Access to Capital is the key. No money. No honey.… Read More →

TGen and NAU celebrate 5-year research pact

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Northern Arizona University (NAU) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) announced a five-year agreement to promote innovation and quality research benefiting Arizona. The NAU-TGen Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) implements the allocation of state funding as directed by Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona Legislature, and reaffirms the commitment of both institutions toward quality research,… Read More →

RCT Ventures Announces MedTech Innovator Winner

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RCT Ventures, an early-stage biomedical investment program of Tucson-based Research Corporation Technologies Inc., announced that Fibralign Corporation is the winner of the 2014 MedTech Innovator competition held during the 22nd Annual Medical Device Conference, hosted by law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR). As the first place winner, Fibralign Corporation won prizes valued at… Read More →

Affiliated Urologists Opens Third Location

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Affiliated Urologists announced the opening of a new office in the Biltmore area. The expansion allows this locally and nationally recognized practice with a 40 year history of providing urologic care an opportunity to continue its tradition of excellence in other areas in the Valley. Dr. Al Borhan and Dr. Mark Hong are heading the… Read More →

Hall joins CTCA’s Board of Directors

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center announced Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall will be joining its Board of Directors. “As a prostate cancer survivor, this is a cause very close to my heart,” said Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall, who recently launched his own non-profit organization, the… Read More →

Abrazo announces new trauma program manager

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Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced the appointment of Tiffiny Strever as Trauma Program Manager for West Valley Hospital. As Trauma Program Manager, Strever will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a quality, cost-effective system of care for trauma patients and their families. She will manage trauma… Read More →