Arizona Bioscience News: Bio startups compete for $100K prize; SenesTech seeks $30M via IPO; 2017 SciTech Festival preview

September 22, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

Women ScientistTurnaround firm completes buy of Tucson-based SynCardia / Arizona Daily Star

A private equity firm said it has completed its purchase of Tucson-based artificial heart maker SynCardia Systems in a bankruptcy sale and pledged to back the growth of the company, which will remain headquartered in Tucson.

SenesTech seeks to raise $30 million via IPO / MarketWatch

Flagstaff-based SenesTech, which has developed an innovative technology for managing animal populations by fertility control, is seeking to raise around $30 million via an initial public offering.

Mesa hopes move downtown, renewed vision gives boost to LaunchPoint business accelerator / Arizona Republic

Mesa business accelerator LaunchPoint is getting a second shot at success with a new downtown location and revised mission open to startups, more established companies, and entrepreneurs.

8 Arizona startups selected to compete for $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case / Phoenix Business Journal

Eight Arizona startups, including three bioscience companies, have been chosen to compete in the Rise of the Rest pitch competition with the chance to win a $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder and former CEO Steve Case.

Tucson-based accelerator attracting LatAm startups to create local jobs / Nearshore Americas

Startup Tucson, which supports the growth of entrepreneurs and innovators, is being funded by a $50,000 federal grant to help Latin American entrepreneurs set up operations in Tucson.

Greater Phoenix Chamber readies for Arizona Bioscience Week / Arizona Business Daily

In recognition of Arizona Bioscience Week, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce issued a statement celebrating many of the area’s achievements in the field including precision medicine, growing companies, and innovative learning environments.

Arizona SciTech Festival kicks off / KJZZ

Arizona SciTech Festival Executive Director Jeremy Babendure talks about what is new for the upcoming annual festival.