New fund launches to finance startups

Firms vie for dollars at Invest Southwest as new fund is announce by Grayhawk

Companies appearing at the annual Invest  Southwest Capital Conference this week in hopes of landing seed money have a  little more reason to be optimistic this year.

While Arizona has largely been ignored when it comes to venture capital,  Grayhawk Capital of Arizona on Friday announced a $28.5 million venture-capital  fund that can be used to help finance growing companies and produce more  jobs.Continue reading

360 Vantage Wins AZBio Fast Lane Award

   As seen on the 360 Vantage Blog  

Our sincerest thanks to Joan Koerber-Walker, CEO of AZBio, and her entire team for their outstanding leadership in putting
together last week’s AZBio EXPO and Awards Dinner. This annual event
was truly the state’s premier gathering of innovators and leaders in the  bioscience community, and we were extremely honored to participate.  Clearly, these leaders are moving the biotech industry forward faster —  using their unparalleled passion and expertise to advance research in new ways that will change lives and leave a lasting legacy.Continue reading

AdvaMed Applauds Introduction of FDA Reform Legislation

News from AdvaMed:   

Oct. 14, 2011    WASHINGTON, DC –

Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), released the following statement today upon the introduction of the “Saving
American Jobs and Saving American Patients” legislative package in the U.S. House of Representatives that would reform the FDA device review process:Continue reading