Arizona Bioscience News: AZ Tech Council urges tax credit extension; LifeStance Health Group to go public; AZ COVID-19 cases dropping in June

June 3, 2021

By Matt Ellsworth

Tech Council urges extension of angel investor tax credit / AZ Big Media

The Arizona Technology Council is urging state legislators to extend the Small Business Capital Investment Incentive, commonly referred to as the angel investor tax credit, for another 10 years.

Scottsdale-based health company files paperwork to go public with $6 billion valuation / Phoenix Business Journal

Behavioral health provider LifeStance Health Group Inc., which relocated its headquarters from Washington to Scottsdale in March, is planning to go public and raise up to $782 million in a move that would value the company at more than $6 billion.

Study suggests why radiation therapy can lose potency in cancer patients / KJZZ

A new study found a biomarker that could help doctors gauge when a patient has had enough radiation, which could make the treatment more effective.

How pandemic is changing the way new hospitals are designed / AZ Big Media

The lessons hospitals learned with COVID-19 over the past year will not be forgotten as new health care facilities in the Phoenix area are designed, developed, and opened to the public.

U.S. sees steady declines in COVID-19 while Arizona’s progress flattens / KJZZ

As more Americans get vaccinated, daily COVID-19 infections in the U.S. have fallen more than 90% from the outbreak’s winter peak, but the rate of progress in Arizona has been slower than in other states. Read more: Daily COVID-19 cases in Arizona drop 32% so far in June   

UA tech spinoff aims to remedy Fido’s bad breath / Arizona Daily Star

uPetsia, a startup company co-founded by University of Arizona faculty members, is trying to take to market a type of engineered bacteria that can be added to dog treats to keep breath fresh for hours.

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