Scottsdale Cure Corridor event covers innovation, research updates

Doctors, scientists and healthcare professionals heard the latest numbers on the Scottsdale economy from Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane at the Sixth Annual Cure Corridor event.

“Healthcare jobs in Scottsdale are growing at a rate twice the national average and three of the city’s top five employers are Honor Health, CVS Health and the Mayo Clinic. This industry is a positive economic story for us, and it will be for a long time to come,” Mr. Lane stated at the event earlier this month at Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.

The mayor also presented a new Cure Corridor promotional video.

Some of the two-minute video highlights include the fact that $176 million in venture capital was invested in Scottsdale-based companies since 2013, and more than 18,000 employees are working on innovations in healthcare and bio-sciences with an average salary of $82,000.

The video will be used by the city’s economic development team to help promote the Cure Corridor region and assist in relocating and expanding bio-science businesses to Scottsdale, according to a release.

Two speakers from Scottsdale research and development companies delivered an overview of the work they are doing, made possible in part through scholarships from the Flinn Foundation.

David Richardson from bioSyntagma spoke about research that aids in finding cancer treatments made for the individual.

Joseph Blattman from Gemneo spoke about the company’s research to create safer and more effective immunotherapies to treat disease.

The keynote speaker was Stephanie Domas, vice president of research and development for MedSec.

Ms. Domas presented information on the challenges of national security guidance and standards for medical devices.

The Cure Corridor event has become the premier event of the year focusing on the latest in Scottsdale healthcare and research news, as well as the most recent trends in the healthcare sector, according to the release.

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