AZ Biosciences: Innovation, Investment and ROI

2012 marks year 10 of Arizona’s Bioscience Road Map, a collaboration between private  investors, philanthropists, public and private corporations, universities, governments and a dedicated group of leaders who share a vision for Arizona’s Bioscience Industry and our state’s future.  Committed to bioscience  innovation and the social and economic benefits it brings, our community has invested and now is reaping measurable returns on those investments.  To stay the course, we must continue to innovate and invest.Continue reading

Arizona Bioscience: Moving Forward Faster for Ten Years

2012 marks Arizona’s state centennial year.  It is also the tenth year of Arizona’s Bioscience Road Map and the anniversary of the launch of TGen (The Translational Genomics Institute.)

Employment in the biosciences field in Arizona has grown 41 percent over the past 10 years, showing growth even during the Recession.

Ted Simon of HORIZON on EIGHT  (AZ PBS) speaks with Marty Shultz, co-chair of the Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee on where we’ve been, where we’re going, and what we need to do to keep moving forward faster.Continue reading

1,000th Implant of the World’s Only Approved Total Artificial Heart Performed

SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that the 1,000th implant of the world’s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart was performed on Feb. 10 at The University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson, AZ. Since then, an additional four implants of the Total Artificial Heart have been performed at SynCardia Certified Centers in Germany, France and the United States.Continue reading

ASU helps state attract venture capital for high-technology firms

ASU News:  02/23/2012

Heliae, a technology-development company based in Chandler, is working to design an industrial process that starts with the creation of high-fat strains of algae and ends with the production of jet fuel and other commercial products.

Fluidic Energy, located in Scottsdale, is dedicated to transforming the way electricity is generated, delivered and consumed through an innovative energy storage approach. Its core technology enables a lower cost and its high energy density delivers ultra-long run times in comparison to traditional batteries.Continue reading

Arizona Board of Regents Names Ann Weaver Hart President of the University of Arizona

(Phoenix, Ariz.) – February 17, 2012

The Arizona Board of Regents voted today to approve the contract of Ann Weaver Hart, Ph.D., as the next president of the University of Arizona (UA). The vote follows an extensive nationwide search and the announcement last week of Hart’s selection as the sole finalist. Dr. Hart, who replaces President Gene Sander, will begin her term on July 1, 2012.Continue reading