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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

January 2, 2023 – Desert Angels ecosystem partner, Arizona FORGE is hiring a Native FORGE student intern to provide administrative and program support to assist the Native FORGE team with growing entrepreneurship in tribal communities. The ideal candidate will have a prior history working with tribal communities. See the original post on LinkedIn here!

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December 27, 2022 – From Beanie Babies to rare coins, scarcity has often meant greater value. Desert Angels Portfolio company, HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ:HTGM) provided one more example of just that by surging upward in Tuesday’s trading (12-27-2022) after closing its public offering last week. See the original article by clicking here!

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