Healthcare & Biomedical

Creating health care equity in Greater Phoenix

Kathleen Lee provides insights on NSF grants, healthtech and the importance of health care equity by Kathleen Lee Tell us about yourself: As SVP of Regional Initiatives, my role at GPEC is to focus on advancing regional competitiveness. To do my job, I collaborate and coordinate with public and private sector partners to leverage our […]

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Regional Report: The Future of Greater Phoenix Healthcare

New Healthcare Innovation Economy aims to transform Greater Phoenix with BBBRC funding The New Healthcare Innovation Economy, a project among the finalists for the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge led by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), will help innovate and transform the region’s economy. There is a massive opportunity for growth through […]

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The University of Arizona medical center in downtown Phoenix

The doctors are in: Greater Phoenix healthcare education...

Greater Phoenix is quickly becoming a hub of healthcare education by Savannah King Updated: 4/14/21 With more than $3 billion in bioscience capital expenditures earmarked for investment in Greater Phoenix from 2020-22, the region is a thriving biomedical hub for healthcare education. These investments will create more than 7,000 healthcare and biomedical jobs. Fortunately, Greater […]

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Meet BioLab Sciences: Regenerative medicine company in...

A conversation with Director of Strategic Partnerships Sandy Smith  Tell us about your company: Sandy Smith: BioLab Sciences is a regenerative medicine company focused on creating new ways to heal the body. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, BioLab Sciences is uncovering better ways to address orthopedic injuries, wound care, pain management, aesthetic medicine, respiratory ailments, cardiovascular indications, ophthalmic issues, […]

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Ambassador Event: ‘Maximizing Your PPP Loan’

Through May 31, small businesses can again apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered by the Small Business Administration. No sector has been more impacted by the effects of COVID-19 than small business, which is the backbone of Arizona’s economy. For context, the nearly 600,000 small businesses across the state make up 99.4% of […]

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Regional Report: Healthcare & the economy

Greater Phoenix healthcare and economic leaders joined our first Regional Report of 2021 to discuss COVID-19 vaccinations and provide updates about our region’s hospital infrastructure, and share local and national economic insights. Welcoming remarks were presented by Heidi Jannenga, co-founder and chief clinical officer of WebPT. Panelists included: Dr. Cara Christ, director, Arizona Department of […]

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Meet GT Medical: Arizona-based medical device company

As a region, we’re on a relentless pursuit of innovation and technology, and companies here are committed to changing the game. It’s all about people, place and tech in Greater Phoenix. Learn more about GT Medical Technologies’ story from their President and CEO Matthew Likens.   What is your company mission? Matthew Likens: To improve the lives of patients with brain […]

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Meet Health Information Management System: Arizona...

As a region, we’re on a relentless pursuit of innovation and technology, and companies here are committed to changing the game. It’s all about people, place and tech in Greater Phoenix. Learn more about Health Information Management System’s (HiMS) story from their CEO, Khalid Al-Maskari.  What is your company mission? Khalid Al-Maskari: Our mission is to […]

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GPEC Healthcare Innovation Council focuses on collaboration,...

On September 15, the GPEC Healthcare Innovation Council (HIC) kicked off FY21 with a virtual meeting. Council Co-chairs Dr. Heidi Jannenga, Chief Clinical Officer and Co-Founder at WebPT; and Allison Otu, Executive Director, Corporate & Community Relations; University of Arizona Health Sciences led the discussion around four key areas of focus the members will address […]

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Fireside Chat: Mayo Clinic’s pivot at the start of...

Due to COVID-19, every industry across has faced the overwhelming decision to pivot their business model. Healthcare is arguably steering the strongest transition, and hospitals in Greater Phoenix like Mayo Clinic, are leading the way with quick action and innovation.  Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research. According to Mayo, every year, more than a […]

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