SynCardia Nearly Doubles Sales for Second Straight Year in 2011

Manufacturer of World’s Only Approved Total Artificial Heart Profitable for 1st Time in Company’s 10-Year History

SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the world’s only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that in 2011, the company nearly doubled sales for the second straight year, representing a four-fold increase since 2009.Continue reading

ASU students earn national acclaim for ingenious solution

 Team of ASU student entrepreneurs  came up with the award winning  idea of turning the containers into portable maternity clinics that could be shipped to countries that had extremely high maternal mortality rates.

ASU student startup named College Entrepreneur of the Year

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See video about the G3Box project  that won the national student entrepreneurship competition.

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Dr. Connie Mariano named Chief Clinical Officer and Chair of Medical Advisory Board at EmpowHER

2011 AZBio Fast Lane Award Honoree EmpowHER Media names Dr. Connie Mariano Chief Clinical  Officer and Chair of Medical Advisory Board

Leading Social   Health Company for Women Appoints Lauded Industry Luminary and Former White House Physician to Clinical Oversight Roles
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Dr. Connie Mariano

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2011 Fast Lane Honoree Algae Bio expands production facilities

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

‘Dream Team’ stands up to melanoma cancer

 December 14, 2011:

Joe Caspermeyer, Biodesign Institute via

ASU’s Deirdre Meldrum and Joshua LaBaer, of the Biodesign Institute, have been named to the new Melanoma Dream Team created by Stand Up to Cancer, the Melanoma Research Alliance and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The collaborative Dream Team project, involving scientists from top research institutions across the country, is focused on developing targeted, personalized therapies for a subtype of skin cancer that is difficult to treat. The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will lead the $6 million national and international study.Continue reading