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History 2014 – 2005

 

2014

2014 AZBio Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement

Roy Curtiss, III, PhD, The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University

2014 Bioscience Company of the Year

Insys Therapeutics, Inc.

2014 Public Service Award

W.J. “Jim” Lane, Mayor of Scottsdale Arizona

2014 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year

Charles Arntzen, PhD, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University

Michael A. Cusanovich Bioscience Educator of the Year

Miles Orchinik, PhD, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

Jon W. McGarity Bioscience Leader of the Year

Jack B. Jewett. President & CEO, Flinn Foundation

AZBio Fast Lane Award Honorees

Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals

Pinnacle Transplant Technologies

SenesTech

2013

2013 AZBio Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement

Thomas M. Grogan, M.D. , founder of Ventana and SVP Medical Affairs, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a Member of the Roche Group

2013 Bioscience Company of the Year

W.L Gore and Associates , Flagstaff & Phoenix, AZ

2013 Public Service Award

John W. Lewis, Mayor of the Town of Gilbert

2013 Bioscience Researcher of the Year

Leslie Boyer, M.D., The University of Arizona

Michael A. Cusanovich Bioscience Educator of the Year

Amanda Grimes, Mesa Biotechnology Academy

Jon W. McGarity Bioscience Leader of the Year

Linda Hunt, Dignity Health

AZBio Fast Lane Awards

Iron Horse Diagnostics, Inc., Tempe, AZ

Nasseo, Inc., Peoria, AZ

Yulex Corporation, Chandler & Phoenix, AZ

2012

Arizona Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. David Alberts, University of Arizona Cancer Center

Dr. Raymond Woosley, AZ CERT

Michael A. Cusanovich Educator of the Year:

Dr. Jennifer Kahlet Barton of the University of Arizona

Public Service Award:

Regent Rick Myers

Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year:

Dr. Paul Keim, Northern Arizona University and TGen-North

Arizona Bioscience Company of the Year :

Cord Blood Registry, Tucson, AZ

Jon W. McGarity Bioscience Leader of the Year: 

Harry George, Solstice Capital

Fast Lane Honorees

Global Cancer Dx, Tempe, AZ

The Critical Path Institute, Tucson, AZ

Ulthera, Mesa, AZ

2011

Michael A. Cusanovich Educator of the Year:

Dr. Nadja Anderson of the University of Arizona BIO5 Institute

Public Service Award:

Greg Stanton

Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year:

Dr. Jessica Langbaum of the Banner Alzheimer’s Research Institute

Arizona Bioscience Company of the Year :

SynCardia Systems, Inc.

Jon W. McGarity Bioscience Leader of the Year: 

Dr. Robert Penny of the International Genomics Consortium

Fast Lane Award winners:

360 Vantage, Chandler, AZ

Algae  Biosciences Incorporated, Overgaard, AZ

Celebration  Stem Cell,  Gilbert, AZ

EmpowHER Media, Scottsdale, AZ

Eye  Care and Cure, Tucson, AZ

Flagship BioSciences,  Flagstaff, AZ

HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc., Tucson, AZ

Invoy Technologies LLC, Chandler, AZ

Mission3, Scottsdale, AZ

NascentMD, Tucson, AZ

PADT Medical, Tempe, AZ

Provista Diagnostics, Inc., Phoenix, AZ

Regenesis Biomedical,      Scottsdale, AZ

RiboMed Biotechnologies, Inc., Phoenix, AZ & Carlsbad, CA

St. Joseph’s Hospital/CHW, MiHospital Program, Phoenix,      AZ

TGEN Drug Development (TD2), Scottsdale, AZ

The CORE Institute,      Phoenix, AZ

The International Genomics Consortium, Phoenix, AZ

2010

Michael A. Cusanovich Bioscience Educator of the Year Award:

Andrew Lettes, Ph.D., Pueblo Magnet High School, Tucson

Public Service Award:

Phil Gordon, Mayor of Phoenix

Award for Research Excellence:

Milton Sommerfeld, Ph.D. and Qiang Hu, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Bioscience Company of the Year Award:

Abraxis BioScience, LLC, Phoenix

Jon W. McGarity Leadership Award:

Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D.

Fast Start Award:

Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Tucson

2009

Bioscience Educator of the Year Award:

Barbara Fransway, Outreach Coordinator & Research Specialist, Arizona Research Laboratories, The University of Arizona

Award for Research Excellence: 

Bruce Rittman, Ph.D., Director, Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Biodesign Institute, ASU

Public Service Award:

Rep. Nancy K. Barto, District 7, Arizona House of Representatives

Jon W. McGarity Leadership Award:

Martin L. Shultz, Vice President, Government Affairs, Pinnacle West Capital Corp.

Bioscience Company of the Year Award:

Ventana Medical Systems, a Member of the Roche Group, Oro Valley

Fast Start Award:

Applied Microarrays, Inc., Tempe

2008

Bioscience Educator of the Year Award:

Margaret Wilch of Tucson High Magnet School in Tucson.

Public Service Award:

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano

Award for Research Excellence:

Rod Wing, Ph.D., Director of the Arizona Genomics Institute at the University of Arizona.  .

The Jon W. McGarity Leadership Award for 2008:

Michael Cusanovich, Ph.D., Regents Professor of Biochemistry and Director of Arizona Research Labs at the University of Arizona.

Bioscience Company of the Year Award:

Provista Life Sciences, LLC

Fast Start Award:

Dedicated Phase I of Phoenix. 

2007

Bioscience Leader of the Year:  

Jonathan Thatcher

Bioscience Executive of the Year:

Dr. Jeffrey Trent, TGen

Bioscience Elected Official:

Senator Carolyn Allen

Bioscience Company of the Year:

Niadyne, Inc.

Bioscience Educator of the Year:

Xan Simonson, Mesa High School

Bioscience Researcher of the Year:

Roy Curtiss, III, Ph.D

Bioscience Startup Company of the Year: 

InNexus Biotechnology, Inc.

Medical Device Company of the Year:

Medipacs, LLC

 2006

Bioscience Leader of the Year:  

John W. Murphy, President and CEO, Flinn Foundation

Bioscience Executive of the Year:

Tianwei Jing, Ph.D., Agilent Technologies (formerly Molecular Imaging Corp)

Bioscience Company of the Year: 

AmpliMed Corporation

Bioscience Startup Company of the Year:

DMetrix

Medical Device Company of the Year:

Ventana Medical Systems

2005 – Inaugural Bioscience Awards Dinner

Medical Device Company of the Year:

Kinetic Muscles Inc.,

Biotechnology Company of the Year:

Isotechnika Inc.

Startup Life Science Company of the Year:

NanoBiomics Inc.,

Bioindustry Executive of the Year:

Robert Penny, president of the Molecular Profiling Institute

Bioscience Leader of the Year:

George Poste, director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University,

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