Arizona Bioscience News: CAMI receives $4M; Calviri raises $11M; Yuma County high for Alzheimer’s

July 21, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

Maricopa County allocates $4M for proposed UArizona Health Sciences Phoenix research center / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors recently approved $4 million in funding for the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies, or CAMI, which will focus on research for immunology of cancers, infectious diseases, and autoimmune conditions at the Phoenix Bioscience Core.

In first half, biotech saw worst VC funding levels since 2019, new data shows / Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix-based cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment company Calviri brought in $11.1 million in a late-stage funding round, one of 31 deals in Arizona totaling $147.6 million in the second quarter. Nationally, biotech and pharma companies saw their worst quarter for venture capital since 2019.

Yuma County has Arizona’s highest level of Alzheimer’s disease. What about your county? / Arizona Republic

Yuma County has the highest prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease among Arizonans over the age of 65 and Coconino County has the lowest, according to new county estimates.

Bayless Healthcare owner rebrands company; founder regains rights to Bayless name / Phoenix Business Journal

On Jan. 1, Justin Bayless, who took over his father’s Valley practice in 2008, becomes the legal owner of the name Bayless Integrated Healthcare and plans to launch an integrated health-care solution. Meanwhile, Centene has rebranded the Bayless business as Denova Collaborative Health.

How extreme heat in Arizona affects public health / KJZZ

Will Humble, executive director for the Arizona Public Health Association, talks about how the extreme heat taking place in Arizona impacts public health.

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