News and Updates

Legislature passes tax-credit bill for angel investors

May 10, 2005

Arizona's technology sector scored a long-awaited victory at the Legislature with last week's passage of a bill that would entice angel investors to buy in to early-stage technology companies in the state. The angel-investment bill, now on the governor's desk,…


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Bioindustry chairman predicts bullish biotech future for AZ

April 07, 2005

Coordinating an event such as the recent Arizona Bio Expo on nonbillable time is no small feat. But that degree of work comes naturally to Jon McGarity, current chairman of the Arizona Bioindustry Association. McGarity says the ABA is betting…


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‘Meds and Eds’ encourages ‘big bets’ in Arizona bio

April 05, 2005

A new report on Arizona health and biosciences recommends bold measures for the state to "leapfrog" competitor states and regions in order to more fully participate in the biosciences economy.


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Awards, ‘Bio Day’ mark Arizona Bio Expo

April 05, 2005

Arizona's annual conference to showcase its top bioscience research and industry practices opened on March 29 with the reading of a gubernatorial proclamation to honor the day as "Arizona Bioindustry Day."


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500 attend TGen dedication, biotech fair

March 24, 2005

On the second day of spring, Arizona leaders, renowned scientists, and members of the local press flocked to the grand opening of the Translational Genomics Research Institute building. Located east of the Arizona Center, the building is both the physical…


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Regents OK Tucson bio-park land deal

March 15, 2005

The Arizona Board of Regents approved a land trade last week that will allow University of Arizona officials to move ahead on plans for a biotechnology park on Tucson's South Side. Approval of the land exchange is the latest step…


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First BIO5 building topped-out in style

March 15, 2005

The traditional 'topping-out' ceremony of the upcoming BIO5 building at UA was held in early March before a crowd of university officials, researchers and local press.


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