Paul Keim, Phd - 2012 Bioscience Researcher of the Year
Dr. Paul Keim is the Cowden Endowed Chair of Microbiology at Northern Arizona University (NAU), the Director of Pathogen Genomics at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and research affiliate at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Dr. Keim’s research focuses on the advancement of forensics and genomics analysis of bacterial pathogens. You may know this globally recognized researcher as ” Doctor Anthrax” (a moniker he gained after 9-11) but there is a lot more to the work Dr. Keim and his team focus on every day.
Innovation Local Business Incubator Transforms Science Into Marketable Applications
Transforming Innovation into Business Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology fosters business growth and economic vitality, creating high-quality jobs for the region. Partnering with a wide variety of non-retail, service, manufacturing, high technology, science and renewable energy firms, NACET offers a hands-on business incubation engagement program designed to transform innovation into viable companies. NACET’s powerful program matches great ideas with the appropriate resources. We not only link our client companies to specialty labs and equipment, intellectual property and capital resources, but we also create synergies through an extensive network of mentors, faculty, staff, interns and alumni from local businesses and academic institutions. Located on the burgeoning business campus near Buffalo Park in Flagstaff, Ariz., NACET offers a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility with affordable office and meeting space, administrative support services, fully-equipped laboratory space and advanced communications technology. NACET – Your Business Resource NACET’s extensive business acumen and resources could be the catalyst you need to transform your innovation into a viable company. Find out how we can help.
Biotech TGen Alzheimers Disease Research
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix-based nonprofit working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of gene research, fighting diseases such as cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes. This video features researchers Matthew Huentelman and Travis Dunkley, as well as a few patients.
Brain State Technologies - AZ Bio Company of the Year | 2012 Finalist
Brain State Technologies has a mission statement that is three words: To Help People. The corporate headquarters is based in Scottsdale, AZ and has nearly 200 providers in 18 countries that have helped over 50,000 people. Lee Gerdes is the Founder and CEO of Brain State Technologies® and the creator of the breakthrough neuro-technology Brainwave Optimization with Real-Time Balancing™, which helps people of all ages and conditions to overcome cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges and is transforming and likely saving lives all over the world. The firm and its process have been featured on ABC, FOX, CBS, OWN, People, The New York Times, USA Today, PARADE, The Arizona Republic, BrainWorld, Frontiers in Neuroscience, and more. Brain State offers a non-invasive process versus using drugs or surgery for a wide range of applications to overcome cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges including sleep disorders, alcoholism, meth addition, and PTSD. Their work has resulted in the largest relational database of brain patterns on planet Earth. Brain State’s patent-pending procedure compares over 48,000 brain frequencies and its patented Relational Sound (Wave Aid) program provides for ongoing process support. Committed to serving our veterans, the company offers pro bono services to soldiers with debilitating symptoms of PTSD.
Flagship Biosciences - AZBio Company of the Year | 2012 Finalist
Flagship Biosciences provides quantitative tissue analysis services for pharmaceutical and medical device development. Flagship offers a broad range of tissue assessment options, achieved through a diverse set of approaches. Flagship Biosciences provides tissue analysis solutions to over sixty biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device clients, with global programs in place for tissue-based companion diagnostics with three of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Their sales grew 400% in 2011, and are on track to triple again in 2012. Flagship scientists published seven peer-reviewed articles in 2011, and filed 4 patent applications during the year. However, the largest development for Flagship was the acquisition of a histology and immunohistochemistry laboratory during the close 2011 which has added tissue procurement to complete their tissue-based analysis operations. Finally, the company’s image analysis technology won a best poster award at the Pathology Visions 2011 conference in San Diego, and a best presentation award at the Pathology Informatics 2011 meeting in Pittsburgh The company is currently working on a medical device spinout of their existing operations and expansion into Phoenix later this year. Committed to growing not only the company but also Arizona’s bioscience talent pool, the company currently utilizes many students from Northern Arizona University. Flagship Biosciences was honored in 2011 with the 2011 AZBio Fast Lane Award .
Phoenix Biomedical Campus: Health Sciences Education Building
Tour the newest addition to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus - the Health Sciences Education Building. This spectacular copper-faced structure will play a critical role in the education of the next generation of science and health professionals. The 268,000 square-foot building is home to the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University health sciences programs.
DNA Sequencing and Disease Diagnosis
Northern Arizona University's Paul Keim describes how automated technology and robotics are used to analyze thousands of samples of DNA at one time. He explains the human genome and the information contained in DNA. Keim believes researching the DNA of disease causing organisms will advance disease treatment. Northern Arizona University is home to one of the largest pathogen related genomics research centers in the world. Read the article Genomic Research >>