Arizona Bioscience News: Mayo Clinic opening med school; Banner-UMC Phoenix designs specialist institutes; Angel tax credit, university bonding authority passed

May 18, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

Lawrence Hecker: Angel tax credit essential economic development tool / Arizona Daily Star (Op-ed)

Larry Hecker, managing partner of Hecker PLLC, writes that the legislatively restored angel tax credit provides an additional incentive for Arizona investors to invest in qualified Arizona startups and early-stage companies that have great potential to strengthen our economy.

Tucson Tech: Investors, big tech score at Legislature, JTED not so much / Arizona Daily Star

Southern Arizona technology investors and some of the state’s biggest high-tech companies got what they wished for in the waning hours of the Arizona legislative session.

Mayo Clinic in Arizona med school starting by late summer / Arizona Science Desk

Classes will begin for first-year students this July at the new Mayo Medical School campus in Scottsdale and Phoenix.

Banner-University Medical Center sets up ‘one-stop shops’ for specialists / KJZZ

Banner Health has set up specialized health-care institutes around Banner–University Medical Center in Phoenix, in areas including heart, lung, urology and digestive care.

Collaborative gene impacts Arizona life science sector / AZ Big Media (Op-ed)

Joan Koerber-Walker, president and CEO of AZBio, writes that the bonding authority for $1 billion for investments in university research infrastructure included in the state budget passed this month continues a collaboration between the state of Arizona, industry leaders, philanthropists, and Arizona’s universities that is leading Arizona to its goal of becoming a top-tier bioscience state.

Economic development has its risks / Peoria Times

The BioInspire incubator program in Peoria has helped to develop early-stage bioscience companies, which have secured or leveraged about $15 million in private investment and $2.4 million in grants.