Tech Talk: Open software for on-the-go covine diagnosis and fight cancer

WIn our backyard there is a large research university, a strong military presence and innovative companies in the metro area, a lot of exciting science, medical and technology news in South Arizona. Here is a list of some of the most exciting recent developments.

To go for the CV-19 test. University of Arizona students and staff announce “Cats Taking Test Program” on the go. The test is a polymerase chain reaction test, which involves rubbing and chewing the saline solution and spitting it into a tube. Later, the tests can be administered at one of several locations on campus, and the results are generally available the next day. No appointment required. Exit and accommodation facilities designed for cat litter include the Health Science Library, Administration Building, Utility Management, Global Center, McKelland Hall, Student Recreation Center, Student Union Memorial Center and Student Success District.

“We want people who do not know they are infected and who have no idea who is infected,” said US President Robert Robbins in a statement. “Continuous testing is essential, and our program is designed to be as simple and accessible as possible. We will continue to facilitate this program to better serve the campus community.

UI does not require testing. However, Robins encouraged campus members to get tested every week, regardless of their vaccination status.

Pathological partnerships. Roche, a global pharmaceutical and medical technology company, has opened up some of its software to foreign developers. The new Roche Digital Pathology open space allows software developers to integrate their own imaging analytics tools for their own tissue with Roman software and workflows to improve patient outcomes and promote personalized healthcare. Roche Oro Valley Location Roche Tissue Examinations, formerly Ventana Medical Systems, have been involved in this collaboration, which uses artificial intelligence for better accuracy in the pathological image.

“Roche is at the Digital Transformation Center for Pathology and is investing heavily in this innovation to improve patient outcomes,” said Thomas Shinkecker, chief executive of Roche Diagnostics. “Giving pathogens access to innovative digital devices in the open environment from Roche and our partners is critical for laboratory clients and the patients they serve.

Mining of the future. The star in the center of the Arizona flag represents more copper than any other state in the United States and represents the mineral history of our state. To address this need, the Arizona Legislature recently approved a $ 4 million grant to the Arizona University School of Minerals and Minerals for 2022. The new school is part of a collaboration between UA College of Engineering and Science, and is planned. To strengthen the university student “pipe” to the local mining sector. The money will be used to hire staff, hire students and improve facilities.

“This was one of the most important things for me during this session,” said David Goan, the school’s treasurer and sponsor. “Mining is one of Arizona’s major industries that contributes to the rapid population growth and economic prosperity of our state and country. Minerals are needed to create roads, hospitals, vehicles, homes and computers; To generate power; And to provide many other products and services that consumers need in the modern technology world.

The money is part of the Arizona Board of Regents’ New Economy Initiative, which focuses on “high-value human resource development” at three state universities. According to the USAA, they received $ 6.5 million in donations from the mining industry in part.

“This funding is critical to achieving our vision for South Arizona as a Silicon Valley mine,” said Dean of the College of Engineering David Han.


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