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Discovery's Desert Home

September 18, 2017

  Editor's note: The following story was featured in the February 15 print edition of the journal Nature.  The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University was designed to foster multidisciplinary collaboration and solve the world’s great challenges. The results speak for themselves. William Graves came to the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU) determined to change the world. The physicist had spent the past 13 years at the Massachusetts Institute of...

Diagnostics goes digital with technology conceived at ASU

February 1, 2017

Innovation is part of $400 million international Digital Life Alliance aimed at producing a personalized health guide What if your smartphone could tell you that a potential disease or illness is lurking in your immune system? What if instead of contracting diabetes, you were able to stop it before it compromised your health — maybe even before you or your physician see any outward signs? This is the driving idea behind an international group of scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs that...

ASU Sweeps the AZBio Awards

September 22, 2016

The energy in the room was high when Governor Doug Ducey addressed the hundreds that gathered last night to celebrate this year’s best leaders and scientists in Arizona’s Bioscience Industry. Among the winners were three Arizona State University innovators, recognized for their tenacity and innovation in advancing Bioscience. George Poste, an ASU Regent’s professor recognized for a lifetime of leadership, and disruption in life sciences, noted in his acceptance speech that the...

Bioindustry recognizes ASU scientists Poste and Johnston

September 8, 2016

The Arizona Bioindustry Association has selected ASU scientists George Poste and Stephen Albert Johnston for significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge and the understanding of biological processes. The association has named Poste as AZBio Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement and Johnston as Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year. The two will be honored at the AZBio Awards ceremony that celebrates the state’s leading educators, innovators and companies Sept. 21 at the...

11th Global Summit and Expo on Vaccines, Vaccination and Therapeutics

August 18, 2016

Charles Arntzen, Ph.D., Interim Co-director, Biodesign Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology to present a keynote on “Design and Production of Anti-Ebola Vaccines and Therapeutics” and Stephen Albert Johnston, Ph.D., Director, Biodesign Center for Innovations in Medicine, to present a keynote on “Progress Towards a Universal, Preventative Cancer Vaccine” >>Visit conference website 

Fostering North American partnerships

August 16, 2016

Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan (left), senior vice president for ASU's Knowledge Enterprise Development; Joshua LaBaer, an executive with the Biodesign Institute; and Luis Armando Kuroda of Mexico's Salud Digna and Fundación Vizcarra (right) sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Aug. 15. The MOU establishes a commitment to collaborate using ASU's undergraduate and graduate scientific researchers and Salud Digna's preventative health-care services with the goal of bringing greater...

Updates in Noninvasive Saliva Collection for Transcriptomics, Genomics and Proteomics in Oncology and Liquid Biopsy

June 16, 2016

Paul Slowey, Ph.D., CEO, Oasis Diagnostics Corporation Learn about new technologies available for noninvasive sample collection with applications for genomic assays in oncology and more. This seminar is hosted by Stephen Albert Johnston, Ph.D., ASU Biodesign Center for Innovations in Medicine. Iced tea, coffee and snacks will be provided. 

A Vaccine to Prevent Cancer in Dogs and People

June 9, 2016

Stephen Albert Johnston, Ph.D., Director, Biodesign Center for Innovations in Medicine   The common mutations across many tumors that have been identified are being tested in a new vaccine to prevent cancer in dogs. If it works in dogs with osteosarcoma, the vaccine could gain FDA approval for clinical trials for children with the same type of cancer by the end of the year.   This is a Spirit of the Senses salon. Members and Biodesign employees (and their guests) are welcome to...

Biomedicine and Biotechnology

April 13, 2016

Stephen Johnston, Ph.D., Professor and Co-director, Biodesign Center for Innovations in Medicine; Hugh Mason, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biodesign Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology; and Carlo Maley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Virginia G. Piper Biodesign Center for Personalized Diagnostics. The ASU School of Life Sciences is presenting this seminar.  

ASU spinout aims to shake up the health care status quo

March 16, 2016

Editor’s note: HealthTell recently completed a $40 million capital campaign. The company, a spinout of ASU's Biodesign Institute with a nearby manufacturing facility in Chandler, Ariz., is poised to enter the big leagues as “one of the top 5 startups to watch” in the highly competitive health care diagnostics arena. With HealthTell's funding milestone completed, we've taken the opportunity to look back at the high-risk, adventurous beginnings a decade...