Arizona Bioscience News: VisionGate’s successful test; Attracting venture capital; Concussion study resumes

October 22, 2015

By brianpowell

Test TubesHow this Phoenix company is one step closer to saving lives / Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix-based VisionGate Inc.’s early-detection lung cancer test revealed a 92 percent chance of finding lung cancer at an early stage according to a recent blinded clinical study—a result that the company hopes will launch large clinical trials around the world.

Attracting bioscience risk capital to Arizona / Flagstaff Business News

Michael Zervas, CEO of the Northern Arizona Leadership Alliance, writes that early-stage companies focused on bioscience and medicine need significant financial capital to start, develop and grow, and Arizona must attract more venture capitalists to the state.

AZ Tech Council, AZ Collaboratory help startups with equity crowdfunding / Phoenix Business Journal

The Arizona Technology Council has partnered with Arizona Collaboratory Inc., a nonprofit network, to help startups prepare and secure capital through equity crowdfunding.

TGen working with ASU, helmet maker on concussion study / Arizona Republic

A Translational Genomics Research Institute expert explains why TGen has teamed with the Arizona State University football team and helmet company, Riddell, for a third year of studying concussion detection and treatment.

Experts highlight growing health care sector, Phoenix development as bright spots in state’s economy / Cronkite News

A panel of experts at the 2015 Economic Forecast breakfast said health care will continue to lead the state into a strong and healthy economy, including bioscience companies and the startups and patents that emerge from the state’s universities.

Entrepreneur opens up about selling his tech company / Phoenix Business Journal

Mario Martinez II, who founded the company 360 Vantage LLC that helped sales, marketing and management professionals in life sciences and health care industries, talks about selling his company and his latest efforts to drive entrepreneur growth.