Biozona Weekly: Desert Angels has strong quarter; Cancer study gives patients hope; Startups register intellectual property

July 25, 2013

By hammersmith

Arizona bioscience leaders stress need for more collaboration, industry awareness

7/24/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Erin Roman

The North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce’s second annual community economic development breakfast featured a panel of Arizona’s bioscience leaders discussing the huge growth potential of the industry and the need for more investment.

UA researchers working out best drug alert system
7/24/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

A University of Arizona College of Pharmacy research team is leading a national initiative to improve drug interaction alert systems that warn health professionals of potentially dangerous interactions between two or more drugs prescribed for a patient.
New pilot study at Scottsdale Healthcare gives cancer patients hope
7/23/13 | | Natalie Brand

Twenty-five patients with advanced breast cancer took part in a pilot study led by Scottsdale Healthcare’s Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center that led to researchers selecting specific medications and personalized treatment plans.

Why is angel investing hot in Tucson?
7/22/13 | Bloomberg Businessweek | John Tozzi

Curtis Gunn, chairman of the Desert Angels in Tucson and an Angel Capital Association board member, talks about the tech community in Tucson and those investing in startup companies.

Desert Angels makes list of top first-quarter angel groups
7/22/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Patrick O’Grady

The quarterly Halo Report shows angel investing in the Southwest and Arizona hit some high ground in the first quarter in terms of both the number of deals and the amount of money going into deals, driven in part by a large angel group in Tucson.

Angel investing could be dealt blow with new SEC rules
7/22/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Patrick O’Grady

Recent rule changes by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may make it more difficult for angels to invest in entrepreneurs and startups, and it has national and local angels groups concerned.

Ron Kisicki: Patently reasonable
7/21/13 | Arizona Daily Sun | Cecile LeBlanc

Ron Kisicki, an intellectual property attorney, volunteers at Flagstaff’s business incubator, Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, and Phoenix-based business incubator, Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, to help startup businesses set up their intellectual property portfolio.

Q&A with Dr. Joe G.N. Garcia, new senior VP for UA Health Sciences
7/9/13 | Arizona Daily Wildcat | Stephanie Casanova

The Arizona Summer Wildcat asks Dr. Joe G.N. Garcia, who was recently appointed to serve as senior vice president for the University of Arizona’s Health sciences, a few questions about his move to the Southwest and transition into his new leadership position that begins Sept. 1.