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It is safe to say that there would have been no Calimmune without the early support of the Desert Angels.
Many members of the DA share our passion and see the potential for gene therapy to transform healthcare and liberate patients from chronic and incurable diseases. Their investments have helped us grow this company to what it is today. We truly hope Calimmune’s work will be life-changing for the people we plan to serve and the investors that supported us.
Positive results of NuvOx Pharma’s NVX-208 in the treatment of stroke have been published at the International Stroke Conference. The trial was sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. William “Bill” Culp, MD, the principal investigator on the trial, said, “Such strong safety and promising efficacy results meet our highest hopes for this […]
Tempe-based GT Medical Technologies Inc. received FDA approval to use its GammaTile Therapy in patients with recurrent brain tumors. The company’s new FDA-approved procedure replaces the need for months of radiation following brain surgery. The first surgical procedure using the product was conducted Jan. 30. https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2019/02/04/tempe-cancer-treatment-firm-gets-10m-financing.html
Stimwave Technologies, the leading innovator of wireless medical device bioelectronic technology, today announced pending publication and completion of long-term clinical data from the SURF study. The SURF RCT study, a prospective, randomized, multi-center clinical trial was the first ever pivotal study conducted utilizing a wirelessly powered Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) system comparing a variety of […]