Arizona Bioscience News: Companies honored by AZBio; ASU to lead nanotechnology research; New capital fund formed

September 24, 2015

By Matt Ellsworth

AZBIO LogoTwo Tucson biotechs honored for fast-lane growth / Arizona Daily Star

Tucson biotech companies Calimmune Inc. and HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc., along with Phoenix-based VisionGate Inc., will be honored as “Fast Lane Companies” by statewide biosciences industry group AZBio at its Oct. 1 awards event.

Hong Kong commissioner: Arizona entrepreneurs need to branch out / Arizona Republic

Hong Kong Commissioner to the U.S. Clement Leung said during a Phoenix presentation that Arizona and Hong Kong have many similarities, and he would like local entrepreneurs to meet face-to-face with their Asian counterparts more often. Read also: Trade commissioner: Arizona business must make itself known to access Hong Kong’s venture capital

Angel Capital Group starts new venture fund for science, tech startups / Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix-area science-and-technology startups seeking capital could get help through a new local micro-venture investment fund started by Angel Capital Group, which will provide between $1 million and $5 million in capital.

Arizona short on residency programs for med school grads / KTAR

Arizona medical schools say more residency positions are needed if the state doesn’t want a doctor shortage on its hands.

ASU chosen to lead $4M nanotechnology research site / KTAR

Arizona State University was selected to lead a $4 million nanotechnology research center funded by the National Science Foundation, providing researchers across the country with access to university facilities complete with cutting-edge fabrication tools, instrumentation, and expertise.

Science festival truly exploring new horizons / Arizona Daily Sun

The Flagstaff Festival of Science, now in its 26th year, is an extravaganza of 90 free science and discovery activities for young and old.