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TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, announced today the appointment of Mara Aspinall to the role of President, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. Aspinall was most recently Founder, President, and CEO of On-Q-ity, a start-up diagnostics company focused on circulating tumor cell technology. Continue reading
Until now, patients with artificial hearts had to stay in the hospital until a
donor heart was available for transplant. The wait involved being hooked up to
an enormous machine weighing over 400 pounds, and could last years.Now, a new portable device from SynCardia Systems, Inc, called the “Freedom” driver allows patients waiting for a heart transplant the freedom to be out and about instead of in the hospital. Compact enough to fit into a backpack, users plug the device into a standard outlet at home.Continue reading
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Shane C. Burgess, director of the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology at Mississippi State University, has been appointed the new dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona. His areas of expertise include cancer biology, virology, proteomics, immunology and bioinformatics.: http://uanews.org/node/40689
Mississippi State University’s Shane C. Burgess brings literally a world of experience in genetics and veterinary science with him to the UA.
Shane C. Burgess, director of the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology at Mississippi State University, has been appointed the new dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona.
Burgess succeeds Eugene G. Sander, who recently retired as dean and vice provost and will serve as UA president beginning Aug. 1, while the Arizona Board of Regents searches for a new chief executive.
A native of New Zealand, Burgess has worked around the world as a practicing veterinarian and scientist. Currently, he is the associate dean for strategic initiatives and economic development in MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and a professor in the department of basic sciences in the vet school.
His areas of expertise include cancer biology, virology, proteomics, immunology and bioinformatics. Since 1997 he has written 110 peer-reviewed publications. Read more from the story by By Jeff Harrison, University Communications, July 18, 2011 (U of A NOW) at: http://uanews.org/node/40689
On Tuesday July 12, 2011, I traveled to Southern Arizona to join Dr. Ken Wertman and the team at Sanofi US as they celebrated another milestone. This time it is not for groundbreaking advancements in human and animal health. Instead we were recognizing the team’s achievement of LEED Gold Certification at their home in Oro Valley, Arizona and congratulating the team that made it happen. Laboratories are very difficult to certify because of demands posed by air handling and other challenges in an environment where scientific experimentation is taking place. Sanofi-aventis U.S. strives to limit the environmental impact of their business and the team is proud of having achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certification.
LEED is a building rating system that was developed by the US Green Building Council in 2000 and is a nationally accepted benchmark for design, construction and operations of high performance “green buildings”. The 110,350 square-foot site was constructed in Oro Valley Innovation Park with the grand opening held on January 13, 2010. Of all the buildings in the U.S. that are LEED certified, only two percent are laboratories. Sanofi US operates two of those laboratories, one in Cambridge, MA and the one here in Oro Valley just north of Tucson, Arizona.
Another highlight of the trip was getting to spend some time with Dr. Ken Wertman and learning more about his journey, why Sanofi US chooses Arizona, and what they do here.
UA Study Plays Key Role in International Lung Research – 30 year study points to new biomarkers for COPD and other lung diseases.
Final countdown: Space Shuttle Atlantis to carry next generation vaccine candidate on last space voyage: Its final trip may open a new era of research into infectious diseases, thanks to space bound experiments conducted by Cheryl Nickerson, and Roy Curtiss III, along with their colleagues at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute.
Science Foundation Arizona ups jobs, investment through grants (Phoenix Business Journal)
Nominations are now open for the 2011 AZBIO Awards.
(Nominations are open from July 4, 2011 – August 30, 2011)
Join AZBio and the Arizona Biosciences Community in recognising the accomplishment of individuals and companies that represent the best of Arizona bioscience. Finalists will be announced in September, 2011 and the awards will be announced on the BIG night at the 2011 AZBio Awards on October 13. 2011 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass. Click Here for the Nomination Form.
International Genomics Consortium contributes to The Cancer Genome Atlas’ detailed ovarian cancer analysis Findings point to new means of assessing patient survival
Institute for Advanced Health Chooses Phoenix ~ Dr. Patrick Soon-Siong’s vision takes root in Phoenix.
The International Genomics Consortium has reached agreements with Scottsdale Healthcare and the University of Arizona Cancer Center to collect and store tumor samples for a nationwide research project that seeks to yield
genetic clues about the most common types of cancer. (Arizona Republic)
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital are
combining their pediatric neuroscience programs under the newly formed Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Improving Health Care with Better Information – Tuscon Medical Center (TMC) leverages tech to improve patient care.
Looking Back and Looking Forward: A great video and a great legacy. Thank you President Shelton for your commitment to leadership and to our AZBio community.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital debuts expanded campus (Business Journal)