Arizona Bioscience News: Angel investor tax credits return; BioAccel names new CEO; Styr Labs expanding in Scottsdale

May 25, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

Scottsdale health-tech startup expanding rapidly with $5M investment / Phoenix Business Journal

Scottsdale-based health-tech startup Styr Labs Inc., which uses patented technology to convert motion into nutritional customization, has plans to move into a larger office space, hire new employees, and expand internationally.

Open your wallets angel investors: Tax credits back to invest in Arizona-based tech startups / Phoenix Business Journal

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill allocating $10 million into the Angel Investor Tax Credit program, which is designed to spur more investment in Arizona-based technology startups by allowing investors a tax credit of up to 35 percent.

BioAccel names experienced bioscience leader as new CEO / Phoenix Business Journal

Sergio Gazic, who last served as the bioscience portfolio manager at the Arizona Commerce Authority, has taken over the leadership reins of the nonprofit BioAccel from co-founder MaryAnn Guerra.

From bug zappers to brain games: Meet some Flinn Foundation bioscience winners / Cronkite News

The Flinn Foundation recently announced its seven early-stage bioscience award winners and will provide $30,000 each in funding support and program services through a nonprofit to help them grow as part of the Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program.

My Turn: 420 million reasons why Arizona’s angel investment tax credit is no ‘con’ / Arizona Republic (Op-ed)

Infusionsoft CEO Clate Mask writes that the Arizona Angel Investment Tax Credit Program enabled 125 small businesses that used the tax credit to receive approximately $62 million in certified investments.

Officials hope new Mayo Clinic medical school in Scottsdale will help ease state’s doctor shortage / Cronkite News

The new Mayo Clinic medical school in Scottsdale plans to open in July with 50 students, providing a new way to learn the practice of medicine.

Oro Valley student wins big at international science fair / Arizona Public Media

A BASIS Oro Valley senior won first place and best of category in the translational medical science category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and earned a trip to the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar held during the Nobel Prize ceremonies in December.

Water contamination could be causing thyroid disease in southwest AZ / Colorado River Public Media

Northern Arizona University researchers will use a $200,000 grant from the Flinn Foundation to study the effects of perchlorate, a human-made chemical used to fire rockets into space, power fireworks, and open airbags in car crashes, on the Yuma population.