Angels in Life Science America | Xconomy

While deal structures, return profiles, financing terms, etc. remain unknown, it is probably safe to say that angels will continue to be a cornerstone of early stage support for life science ventures. Angels’ industry and entrepreneurship experience is too valuable, their instincts and rigor in evaluating quality opportunities is too strong, and their desire to participate in the next wave of life-saving and enhancing technologies is too resilient to allow investment market conditions to remove them from the playing field.

via Angels in Life Science America | Xconomy.

UAMC One of 1st Hospitals Approved by FDA to Utilize PET Brain Scan to Help Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

UAMC approved to use brain scan to help detect Alzheimer’s 

By ASHLEY GROVE Published July 18, 2012 at 2:58am Updated July 18, 2012 at 3:01am

Arizona Daily Wildcat

University of Arizona Medical Center was among the first hospitals in the nation to be approved for conducting a brain scan that could help detect Alzheimer’s disease more accurately.

This is the first scan of its kind approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and is conducted by Dr. Phillip Kuo, an associate professor of radiology, and Dr. Geoffrey Ahern, a professor of neurology. The alternative to the scan would be a brain biopsy, which involves removing and analyzing pieces of brain tissue.

The new test has only been conducted on two patients since the hospital was approved to use the scan in April. In order to do the brain scanning, individual doctors had to be approved. Kuo was among the first.

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Biosa Breakfast May 11th

May 11th, 2012 7am-9am Lodge on the Desert

Telepathology and the Globalization of Health Care: Inventing and Commercializing a Disruptive IT Technology

By “the father of telepathology,” Dr Ron Weinstein, Professor of Pathology, U of Arizona College of Medicine

Cost: Before May 6, 2012 $20 for BIOSA members $25 for non-members After May 6, 2012 $25 for BIOSA members $30 for non-members


UMC to Spend Upwards of $100 Million on New Electronic Medical Records System

Improvements will let two campuses share vital info on patients

UA Medical Center to spend $100M on new records system

Stephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Sunday, April 1, 2012 12:02 am

Tucson’s largest health-care organization expects to spend upward of $100 million on getting its two hospitals talking to each other.

Right now, the inpatient medical record systems at the University of Arizona Medical Center’s two campuses aren’t speaking to each other.

The lack of communication is resulting in more work for healthcare providers in the University of Arizona Health Network. The $1.2 billion, nonprofit company employs nearly 7,000 people.

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