AZBio Awards 2016

We're Making LIFE Better.

Join us for an inspirational celebration of the best of Arizona’s Bioscience Industry
on September 21, 2016 at the Phoenix Convention Center
featuring remarks from two very special guests.

The Honorable

Douglas A. Ducey


of the State of Arizona

“Arizona is the place where 21st Century companies are delivering products and services that make our economy strong.  In the case of our bioscience and healthcare industries, they also have the double-bottom line impact of making life better for the people of Arizona.”

Dr. George Poste

 Chief Scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative

Regents’ Professor

Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation

at Arizona State University

Recipient of the 2016

AZBio Pioneer Award

for Lifetime Achievement


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Registration, Networking and Student Discovery Zone

Cocktails (cash bar - bar closes at 5:45 PM)

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Gala Awards Dinner (registration required)

Note:  The Awards Festivities and presentations will begin at 6:00 sharp.

Celebrate with the 2016 Honorees from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the Gala Awards Dinner


The AZBio Awards Ceremony Celebrates
Arizona’s leading Educators, Innovators and Companies.

 Join us to celebrate and honor the…

2016 AZBio Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement

George Poste, DVM, DSc, PhD, FRC Path, FRS

Arizona State University

2016 Bioscience Company of the Year


2016 Public Service Award Honoree

United States Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema

2016 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year

Stephen Johnston, PhD

Center for Innovations in Medicine, Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University

Michael A. Cusanovich Bioscience Educator of the Year

Marni Landry, Paradise Valley High School (CREST)

Jon W. McGarity Bioscience Leader of the Year

Mara G. Aspinall

AZBio Fast Lane Award Honorees


Each year AZBio honors bioindustry leaders from across the state of Arizona that illustrate the depth, breadth, and expertise of our bioscience industry.  

Stay tuned as we roll out the announcements between now and September 21st!


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Pre-Registration is required for the gala dinner

Register Early for Your Tickets and Tables.

Individual Tickets

Member Rate – $150 (early bird) $225 (beginning August 1st)
Non-Member Rate – $250 (early bird) $300(beginning August 1st)
Student Rate – $75 (early bird) $100.00 (beginning August 1st)*

*Students selected for the Student Discovery Zone are fully sponsored.

** Tickets for all Legislators and Elected Officials are complimentary in thanks for their service to our state.

Host a Table of Ten

Member Rate – $1,500 (early bird) $2,000 (beginning August 1st)
Non-Member Rate – $2,500 (early bird) $3,000 (beginning August 1st)

Note:  Payment by credit/debit card is required for orders under $1,000.  Payment processing or invoice requests for orders over $1,000 is available on the registration form.

For Sponsor and Ad Packages click here.

Great events begin with our community working in partnership.  To learn how you can get involved as part of the 2016 AZBio Awards Planning Committee, Contact Our Member Support Team:


phone: 480-779-8101

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The AZBio Awards are a signature component of Arizona Bioscience Week. Click the image to learn more.

The AZBio Awards are a signature component of Arizona Bioscience Week. Click the image to learn more.