INanoBio to Receive Up to $5.4 Million to Develop an Epigenetic Sequencer for Detecting WMD Exposures

TEMPE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–INanoBio, a startup developing early stage disease diagnostics by combining semiconductor nanotechnology with biotechnology and machine learning, to receive up to $5.4 Million over four years as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract worth up to $27.8 Million awarded to consortium led by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York.Continue reading

NeuroEM Study Reports Alzheimer’s Memory Loss Reversed by New Head Device Using Electromagnetic Waves

  • Just released new results in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease indicate that in-home treatment with a bioengineered head device emitting electromagnetic waves reversed memory impairment of Alzheimer’s patients (AD)
  • After two months of Transcranial Electromagnetic Treatment (TEMT), average memory decline in nearly all patients was reversed back to their better cognitive levels of one year earlier.
  • Findings point to a potential breakthrough in AD treatment, with TEMT apparently effecting the Alzheimer’s disease process itself within brain cells

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Martha A. Brumfield, PhD named Arizona Bioscience Leader of the Year

CHANDLER, Ariz. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) today announced that Martha A. Brumfield, PhD, Special Advisor to the CEO and past President and CEO at the Critical Path Institute (C-Path) will be honored as the Jon W. McGarity Arizona Bioscience Leader of the Year at the 2019 AZBio Awards on October 2, 2019, at the Phoenix Convention Center.

You probably know someone who is waiting for a cure. Most of us do.  It can take over 15 years and a billion dollars or more to bring a new life-saving or life-changing treatment to the people who are waiting for it,” shared AZBio President and CEO Joan Koerber-Walker. “Throughout her career, Dr. Brumfield has worked to bring new, safe, and effective treatments to market for patients who are waiting.”Continue reading

Arizona Delegation Members Urge Congressional Leaders to Lower Health Care Costs and Protect Jobs by Repealing the Medical Device Tax

WASHINGTON – Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema today led a bipartisan letter from members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation urging Congressional leaders to permanently repeal the medical device tax. Sinema was joined on the letter by Senator Martha McSally and Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Andy Biggs (AZ-05), David Schweikert (AZ-06), Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), and Greg Stanton (AZ-09).Continue reading

Bright lights, big science: Revolutionary laser instrument receives $4.7 million boost from the National Science Foundation

Deep within the subterranean confines of Building C—the latest addition to the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University—a pathbreaking machine is quietly taking shape. Designed to unlock some of nature’s tiniest and most fleeting mysteries, the Compact X-ray Free Electron Laser (CXFEL) is the only instrument of its kind in the world.

The device is the brainchild of physicist William Graves, a passionate authority on massive, intricate machines for leading-edge science. For the past 30 years he has worked on the design and construction of particle accelerators. The CXFEL represents ASU’s bold attempt to dramatically reduce the size of such instruments, making them suitable for universities and medical institutions.Continue reading

Application opens for Flinn Foundation program offering $30K to bioscience startups

The Flinn Foundation’s Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program has opened its 2020 application for Arizona early-stage bioscience firms seeking funding, professional support, and networking opportunities to grow their business.

The program provides $30,000 in non-dilutive funding support for up to six firms each year, administered through a nonprofit partner, and a professionally developed, yearlong plan specific to the needs of the individual firms.Continue reading

Hushabye Nursery is telling their story with a new video

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is the diagnosis given to infants that are withdrawing from opiates due to exposure prenatally. Neonatal withdrawal can take up to 8 weeks.  Hushabye Nursery provides a therapeutic and inviting environment of short-term medical care to infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and their families. They offer non-judgmental support, education and counseling to families in a cost-effective manner.  Continue reading

Regenesis Biomedical, Inc. named Arizona Bioscience Company of the Year

CHANDLER, Ariz — (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) today announced that Regenesis Biomedical, Inc.  has been named the Arizona Bioscience  Company of the Year and will be honored on October 2, 2019, at the AZBio Awards.

“Pain is real. If it is your pain, relief can be life changing,” stated Joan Koerber-Walker, president & CEO of AZBio.  “Regenesis Biomedical discovered an underutilized therapy and developed a unique platform that is delivering a solution to help patients manage their pain with a safe, easy to use, non-drug medical device.”Continue reading