In a region that is rapidly becoming known as a mecca for the natural resource industry with potash, solar and wind energy, another resource, algae, is now gaining notice. Six years ago Andrew Ayers bought 70 acres of land in an area east of Holbrook known as Adamana, believing it held something that to him was more precious than gold. In the vast open desert of northeastern Arizona Ayers discovered that beneath the surface lay pure salt water, and that salt water is ideal for Ayers’ research in macro algae.Continue reading
Partnership with biotech firm magnifies student skillsContinue reading
December 14, 2011:
Joe Caspermeyer, Biodesign Institute via http://asunews.asu.edu/20111214_melanomadreamteam
The City of Maricopa’s 5th Annual Economic Development Summit sheds light on new developments and the future economy.
On Thursday December 8, 2011, the City of Maricopa held its 5th Annual Economic Development Summit. Over 100 attendees were present, representating the development, land investment, business, and real estate sectors as well as local stakeholder group.Continue reading
As seen in the Arizona Republic on 11/18/2011
Peoria will soon play host to bioscience startups, with the lofty long-term goal of becoming a bioscience hub focused on medical devices that would bring high-paying jobs to the city.
The Peoria City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a partnership with BioAccel, a Phoenix non-profit that mentors startups, as well as Plaza Companies of Peoria, which would host the Peoria Incucelerator. The name comes from the combination of incubator and accelerator.Continue reading
The Bioscience community is reaching our to leaders in Washington to support the Therapeutic Discovery Project Tax Credit program (TDP) (I.R.C. §48D) and its impact on bioscience and U.S. innovation. The letter below has been signed by BIO, AZBio and bioscience companies and organizations across the country. Continue reading
Known as the sugarcane of the desert, sweet sorghum could be a sustainable and ecological future biofuel crop for Arizona.Continue reading
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs has announced the FY2012 SBIR Phase II Bridge Award, designed to support the next stage of development for previously funded NIH-wide SBIR Phase II projects in the areas of cancer therapeutics, imaging technologies, interventional devices, diagnostics and prognostics. The NCI intends to commit up to $10 million in fiscal year 2012 to fund up to ten new awards.Continue reading
Luceome Biotechnologies an emerging, privately-held biotechnology company located in Tucson, Arizona has received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to commercialize its drug research technology.Continue reading
TUCSON, AZ – LUCEOME BIOTECHNOLOGIES a privately held biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of its innovative proprietary assay platform today announced the award of $1.6 million in grant funding from The National Institutes of Health to further their research in high throughput screening using the KinaseSeeker™ technology. Earlier this year, Luceome was awarded a grant for $287K for research in the area of poly(ADP-ribose) detection.