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Phoenix startup, Humabiologics, Lands $1M Seed Fund after 2019 Startup Stadium Appearancehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1321Community and Economic Development6/8/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1321/NEWSROOM_CED_0075.jpgPhoenix startup, Humabiologics, Lands $1M Seed Fund after 2019 Startup Stadium Appearance<div class="ExternalClass6988E34F3CFE48CD8C3D83FFE8E93B0E"><html> <p>​A $1 million seed funding is taking Humabiologics, Inc. closer to the market with its unique biomedical product. The Phoenix company, among the 2019 finalists in the BIO International Startup Stadium, is a regenerative medicine company founded by scientists and tissue industry experts. </p> <p>Founded in 2018, Humabiologics addresses the gap between the gift of donated human tissues and the translational research community.  </p> <p>Humabiologics launched the first of its kind human-derived native bone gelatin in late 2019 and provides one of the most affordable native human skin collagen for hydrogel applications and 3D bioprinting.</p> <p>As an early-stage startup, the company competed against 39 other global startups for venture capital, strategic partnerships and collaborative opportunities at the BIO International 2019 Startup Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its exposure at the stadium contributed to success in seeking seed funding.</p> <p>“Our ability to access capital during the current health emergency and challenging economic times is a testament to the strength of our team and the trust of our investors and shareholders in Arizona and several states,” said Dr. Mohammad Albanna, founder and CEO of Humabiologics. “This funding will allow Humabiologics to continue to expand its ability to provide stable supply of clinically-relevant and affordable human-derived biomaterials that meet the needs of translational researchers working in the field of regenerative medicine.”</p> <p><img style="margin:5px;width:495px;" src="/econdevsite/MediaAssets/Other/NEWSROOM_CED_0076.jpg" /><br><em>​Mohammad Albanna, founder and CEO, Humabiologics. Credit: Humabiologics.</em><br></p><p>Humabiologics distributes its products globally to academic and industry regenerative medicine research labs. The products are used in the field of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, cell culture, 3D bioprinting, disease models and drug toxicity testing, among the many other life sciences translational therapeutic research. The company has signed agreements with a leading tissue bank to save more donor tissue, make it more accessible, and accelerate future innovations in regenerative medicine.   </p> <p>“Arizona’s bioscience sector has a strong and growing regenerative medicine segment,” shared Joan Koerber-Walker, president & CEO of the Arizona Bioindustry Association. “Humabiologics is a great example of how our entrepreneurs can combine business and science to address an unmet need and address it by leveraging Arizona’s support programs, local talent and early-stage investment capital.”</p> <p>Humabiologics has documented a trend of increasing demand since launching its products in late 2019. This investment will allow the company to continue to expand its current line of products. The company is currently planning to expand its facilities and operations in Arizona and has been expanding its team throughout 2020 with highly-experienced team members in the areas of research and development, quality, and manufacturing teams. Humabiologics plans to further expand the team in 2020. </p> <p>“As three more Phoenix startups get ready to compete in the 2020 BIO International Startup Stadium, we are thrilled to see that one of last year’s participants, Humabiologics, has raised its seed fund. This is another example of incubation success from the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation at GateWay Community College and their work with such a great company,” said Christine Mackay, Director, Phoenix Community and Economic Development. “Dr. Albanna’s innovations and research place him in the good company of the growing number of successful bioscience innovators filling the Phoenix startup ecosystem.”</p> <p>“Humabiologics has greatly benefited from the support it has received from the City of Phoenix, the Arizona Commerce Authority, and the Arizona bioscience community,” said Albanna. ”We appreciate this support and look forward to continuing to develop our business within Arizona’s growing bioscience sector.”</p> <p>Humabiologics is headquartered in the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation at GateWay Community College on East Washington Street. The city of Phoenix is a partner with the Maricopa Community Colleges in this bioindustry incubator.</p><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">BioMedical Sustainable Elastic Electronic Devices, Equus Innovations and I-calQ are the three Phoenix startups selected as finalists for the BIO International 2020 Startup Stadium. BMSEED and Equus are both based in CEI. I-calQ is headquartered in Grand Canyon University’s Canyon Ventures incubator in West Phoenix.​</span></p><br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedphoto, umalogics Hscientist presented at eventCED#PhxEconDev #BioDigital @BioConvention #Humabiologics @Humabiologicsbio international, bio digital, biosciences, humabiologics, phoenix, economic development, startup stadium, seed funding, $1 million, $1M, humabiologics, cancer, curesEric Jay Toll602-617-3797eric.toll@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/52/Eric_Toll.jpgPHXEconDevHumabiologics Dan Mahaffey, chief compliance officer, presents at the 2019 Startup Stadium

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/12/2021 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassFD9EEB8780114C559CA23D84FF4C5249"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<br></h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/14/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClassD0B6C3E161CB4080B2649BDBA4AA6310"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash" target="_blank">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a target="_blank" href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p><h3>Thursday, October 14, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fountain Square Shopping Mall<br> 350-630 E. Bell Rd (7th St & Bell Rd), Phoenix, AZ 85022<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, October 15, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, October 16, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert Sage Library<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 7602 W Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, October 18, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Helen Drake Senior Center<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 7600 N 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, October 19, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, October 20, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cholla Library<br> 10050 N Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, October 21, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, October 22, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Emmett McLoughlin Community Training & Education Center<br> 1150 S. 7th Ave.. Phoenix, AZ 85007<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, October 23, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Prado Park<br> 6428 S. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Washington Activity Center<br> 6655 N 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, October 25, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S 71st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, October 26, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Uncle Sam's<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 3217 E Shea Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85028<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, October 27, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> James Sandoval Preparatory High School/Epworth United Methodist Church<br> 4802 N 59th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85033<br>1:00  - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, October 28, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, October 29, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, October 30, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N. 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Library<br> 3635 W Baseline Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p> ​<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Financial Assistance for Phoenix Families Pilot Program FAQshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2108City Manager10/15/2021 6:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2108/_Newsroom_PilotProgram.jpgFinancial Assistance for Phoenix Families Pilot Program FAQs<div class="ExternalClass4470EBD40E2548F68D64DC22FFB81ED0"><html>​On September 21, 2021, the Phoenix City Council approved the allocation of $12 million for the Financial Assistance for Phoenix Families Pilot Program. This program will be utilizing American Rescue Plan Act dollars. As staff continues to develop the program, below are several Frequently Asked Questions that provides current information. As new information is available, it will be posted here. <br><br><strong>What is this program?</strong><br><br>On Sept. 21, 2021, Phoenix City Council approved allocating $12 million for the Financial Assistance for Phoenix Families Pilot Program. Under this 12 month pilot program, 1,000 Phoenix families with children will be selected to receive a $1,000 stipend to use on household expenses, such as childcare, groceries, rent/utility bills, transportation, etc.<br><br><strong>Who is eligible for the program and how can I apply?</strong><br><br>There will be no application for the pilot program. Families with children who have applied for Emergency Rental Assistance, reside in city-owned public housing, or have a Section 8 voucher will be randomly selected via lottery system and will be asked to participate. Participants must live and remain living in the City of Phoenix during this program.<br><br><strong>How will participants receive the money each month?</strong> <br><br>Staff is currently working with vendors to provide a debit card to each participant. Funds will be loaded onto the card each month. <br><br><strong>Are there restrictions to what can be purchased with the debit card?</strong><br><br>There will be certain items that participants will be unable to purchase, such as alcohol, tobacco products, and lottery tickets.<br><br><strong>Will the purchases be tracked?</strong><br><br>Yes, purchases will be tracked for reporting purposes and to assist with the program evaluation. Staff is currently working to screen potential vendors that can provide a debit card solution with technology needed to ensure proper reporting and follows US Treasury guidance.<br><br>There will be no reporting on personal identification information for participants in the program.<br><br><strong>How is the City funding this program?</strong><br><br>The pilot program will be funded by American Rescue Plan Act federal dollars.<br><br><strong>When will participants be selected?</strong><br><br>Staff is currently exploring options for program administration and hope to start the program by January 2022. Staff is looking for ways to begin this program earlier if possible. <br><br>Updated information will be available on the City's homepage when available.<br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNews

 

 

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