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January 22, 2018

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.

LOUIS BRETON - CEO | CALIMMUNE
Calimmune has assembled a world-class team of researchers, clinicians and translational experts in related fields of science and medicine to develop innovative cell-based therapies for HIV.

Latest News and Updates

We are pleased to inform you that the Angel Tax Credit program received additional funding from the State. We will be able to authorize $2.5 Million in tax credits each fiscal year for the next 10 years. Because this is new funding, it will be available to the ACA to authorize the FY22 amount beginning […]

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The Arizona Legislature will soon consider an amendment to SB1124 that includes Affordable Housing and the extension of the AZBio supported Angel Investment Tax Credit. The Angel Investment program is designed to expand early stage investments in targeted Arizona small businesses. The program accomplishes this goal by eliminating Arizona capital gains tax liabilities associated with […]

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On June 10th OmniLife was announced as the recipient of the 2021 BioLOGIC Innovation Award of $50k. Designed to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and transformative impact in the life sciences, the bioLOGIC Innovation Awards (BIAs) are open to early stage companies working to advance human health with biotechnology in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. OmniLife plans to […]

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