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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.

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.

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Pyx Health, a tech-enabled services company that provides health plans and their members an innovative, scalable solution that effectively addresses the nation’s loneliness epidemic, was named a finalist in the health category of Fast Company’s 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards, which honors innovations that save lives, extend longevity, or increase access to care.  Pyx Health […]

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Originally published on the ACA Insights Blog ACA has published an insightful interview with Jeffrey Lang, Chairman of Desert Angels. If you’re an investor looking to connect with fellow angels or an angel group manager searching for a blueprint for navigating the platform selection process, this interview is a must-read. Angel groups form the bedrock of […]

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FORGE at Roy Place is the University of Arizona’s “front door” to downtown Tucson. Originally built in 1929, as a Montgomery Ward department store by noted architect Roy Place, the building has served many purposes over the years. FORGE Founding Executive Director Brian Ellerman envisioned the building as a hub for growing entrepreneurs and took on the challenge […]

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