AZBio In The Loop for the Week of January 28, 2019



The AZBio Board of Directors elected our 2019 officers and two new board members on January 24, 2019.   Click here to learn about our 2019 leadership team.

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 AZBio Member News

RiboMed receives NICHD award to develop diagnostic test for endometriosis

RiboMed Biotechnologies, Inc., a CLIA-certified diagnostic company, today announced the receipt of a $165,000 Small Business Innovative Research contract awarded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The project, entitled “Non-invasive assay for the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis” will focus on the development of a test for early detection of endometriosis from a woman’s bodily fluids using an epigenetic biomarker panel, including gene-specific DNA methylation.

ASU startup wins Arizona Innovation Challenge

Breezing, a spinout company that was the result of discoveries made at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, was recently named an Arizona Innovation Challenge winner by the Arizona Commerce Authority.

9,000 Attend STEM Outreach Event

University of Arizona, Cox Communications Team Up for Fifth Annual Family-Friendly Event to Inspire All Ages


Midwestern University President and CEO Dr. Kathleen Goeppinger Appointed as WICHE Commissioner

Midwestern University President and Chief Executive Officer Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., was recently appointed as a commissioner for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), a Federal interstate compact of 16 Western states and territories that work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West.

‘Why Women?’ — Studying the Role of Gender in Alzheimer’s Disease

Invest Southwest Reveals 2019 Venture Madness Finalists

Thirty four companies given the opportunity to present for a chance to earn cash prizes, access to investors, recognition and the coveted title of Venture Madness Champion

Roger Rose Joins Pinnacle Transplant Technologies as CEO

Pinnacle Transplant Technologies, a regenerative medical company with a focus on providing safe, quality driven products to improve lives through innovation, collaboration, and teamwork, announced the addition of Roger Rose as Chief Executive Officer on January 8, 2019.

Axolotl Biologix Products Approved and Added to the General Services Administration’s Federal Supply Schedule

Award Allows the VA, Indian Health Services and Other Federal Agencies to Order and Prescribe Axolotl Biologix Products

Outbreak of Paralyzing Disease Linked to  Non-Polio Enterovirus Through TGen-led Study

EV-D68 is confirmed among AFM patients at Phoenix-area hospital

The Supreme Court Holds that Non-Public Sales May Trigger the On Sale Bar Under the America Invents Act

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held in a unanimous decision that, even where the details of the invention are kept confidential, a commercial sale may place the invention “on sale” under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”). Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Xcellerate Biomedical Technologies Launches Skin Care Line

Xcellerate Biomedical Technologies, a new company based in Phoenix, AZ, has unveiled a brand of professional botanical-based products – BioXskincare — including a scar cream, stretch mark cream and antiaging product that accelerate healing and collagen growth.

Opportunity Alerts

Opportunity Alert: Flinn Scholars Program Info Sessions

The Flinn Scholars Program will host five information sessions this spring across Arizona to share the benefits of one of the nation’s most prestigious merit-based scholarships and present strategies to assist in building the strongest application. 


Applications Open for Helios summer programs at TGen

Helios Scholars at TGen serves college academics; TGen Bioscience Leadership Academy aimed at high school students Deadline: Feb. 4, 2019 @ 5 PM AZ

Applications are open for the 2019 Banner-ASU Neuroscience Scholars program

Banner-ASU Neuroscience Scholars is a paid, eight-week training program open to top-achieving college undergraduate and graduate science students. Scholars work full-time on a research project under the mentorship of a Banner Research or ASU-Biodesign scientist to unlock medical and scientific mysteries in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, in a lab setting in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Deadline: March 1, 2019 

Applications open for summer internship at Barrow Neurological Institute

Summer internship program at the Barrow Neurological Institute – open for undergraduate students from colleges in Arizona, the remaining US and foreign institutions. A unique opportunity to work with Arizona scientists on groundbreaking translational neuroscience projects. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019 @ 5 PM AZ

Events  – Committees – Savings

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BIO5 Inspiring Women STEM

  • Feb 9, 2019 – Tucson

Student Industry Networking Event (SINE)

  • Feb 12, 2019 – Tucson

Do You Love to Save Money?

  • Feb 14, 2019 – Phoenix

Venture Madness 2019

  • Feb 27, 2019 – Phoenix

BIO5 Open House

  • Feb 27, 2019 – Tucson

Concussions 2019

  • Mar 9, 2019 – Phoenix

Tucson Symposium 2019

  • Apr 9, 2019 – Tucson

BIO 2019 – It Starts with One

  • Jun 3, 2019 – Philadelphia

The MedTech Conference 2019

  • Sep 23, 2019 – Boston

Arizona Bioscience Week – AZBW 2019

  • Sep 30, 2019 – Oct 6, 2019

AZBio Awards

  • Oct 2, 2019 – Phoenix

The Arizona Legislature is now in session.Each session, AZBio reviews all of the bills being considered by the Arizona Legislature and identifies the ones with impact on our industry.  These bills are then tracked on the AZBio Watch List.  Status on bills is updated weekly.  Click here to access the AZBio Watch ListSave the date: AZBio Government Affairs Call: Thursday, February 14th at 3 PM 

All AZBio Members are welcome to join the AZBio Government Affairs Committee.  Click here to be added to the committee  



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