Arizona Bioscience News: Nectero Medical; Arizona’s tech sector; Science Prep Academy; National Rural STEM Learning Summit

May 23, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

Tempe biotech firm Nectero lands $96M VC investment to support clinical trials / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Tempe-based biotech company Nectero Medical, which focuses on heart disease treatments, has closed a $96 million series D round to accelerate the second and third phases of a clinical trial for its Nectero Endovascular Aneurysm Stabilization Treatment (EAST) system.

Meet the next bioscience hub on the West Coast: Greater Phoenix / Axios Phoenix (Op-ed)

Due to the rapid expansion in the bioscience sector, including areas such as translational neuroscience and medtech/medical devices, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council has hired a dedicated vice president of business development to enhance Greater Phoenix’s appeal as a key destination market for the biosciences.

Arizona leads Southwest in tech job growth, Arizona Technology Council reports / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Job growth in Arizona’s tech sector led the Southwest during the fourth quarter of 2023 with an increase of 5.57% year-over-year even as job postings were at their lowest levels in recent years, according to the Arizona Technology Council.

GT Medical Technologies acquires cancer treatment subsidiary from Seattle company / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Tempe-based GT Medical Technologies, a medical device company improving the lives of patients with brain tumors, has acquired the brachytherapy business from Seattle-based Perspective Therapeutics Inc.

Inside a STEM-focused microschool for autistic students in south Phoenix / Arizona Republic

Science Prep Academy, a private microschool geared toward neurodivergent students, with 22 students in sixth through 12th grades, focuses on STEAM—science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics—and embeds robotics and computer science into its curriculum.

Arizona opinion: Tucson to host national rural STEM summit / Arizona Daily Star (Op-ed)

Jeremy Babendure, executive director of the SciTech Institute, writes about the upcoming National Rural STEM Learning Summit June 4-7 in Tucson where conversations will take place about bringing new opportunities and innovation to rural Arizona.

Upcoming Events:

June 3-6: BIO International Convention (San Diego)
June 4-5: 50th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference
September 12: Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium 2024 Annual Scientific Conference
September 18: 2024 AZBio Awards
September 18-19: 2024 White Hat Investor Conference