For Business and Bio there is new opportunity in the cloud

There’s lots of talk of cloud computing these days.  From basic accounting to sales and from marketing/media to HR management companies are leveraging new resources to move forward faster.

But the cloud is not just for administrative applications.  Cloud computing is causing a major shift in how we tackle complex scientific opportunities.  Check out this video from IBM on how researchers from ETH Zurich, IBM and high-performance cloud computing are leading in the bioscience field across the cloud.

 

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BioIndustry Resources

Online:

Beaker -Beaker is the online community for life sciences professionals.

OnBioVC – Provides timely coverage and comprehensive analysis of global bioscience venture capital  investment activity.  Bioscience venture capital data and information that can  be sorted by financing round, state and regional geography etc., a unique  feature provided is the ability to also sort by technology and clinical  indication, as well as by therapeutic, diagnostic or medical device company.  Click Here for OnBioVC’s May 2009 Trend Analysis.

LinkedIn – Join AZBio’s online group for discussions and
updates.


Funding:

CLICK HERE to search and access a comprehensive list of current and upcoming federal grant and funding opportunities.
  • CLICK HERE to view NIH Challenge Grants.
  • CLICK HERE to view the Omnibus of Broad Challenge Areas and
    Specific Grants

Arizona Organizations:

AzCI (Arizona Center for Innovation) – AzCI is a business incubator designed to meet the needs of developing technology companies, particularly in the areas of: aerospace, advanced composites and materials, information technology, environmental technology, life sciences and optics/photonics.

Arizona Nano Tech Cluster – The cluster works to share and promote technological advances in the fast-growing field of Nanotechnology.  To view their calendar of events, please CLICK HERE.

ASU Venture Catalysts – Helps to to spur innovation and transform the metro area’s knowledge economy.  CLICK HERE to view their event calendar.

The Flinn Foundation – The Foundation is committed to helping Arizona become a global competitor for research and commercialization in the biosciences and host to  Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap

NACET (Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies) – NACET is a small-business assistance program founded to help entrepreneurs and startups succeed in northern Arizona.


Training Courses:

DIA (Drug Information Association) – DIA provides a neutral global forum for the exchange of information critical to the advancement of the drug discovery and lifecycle management processes.

MTLI (Medical Technology Learning Institute) – MTLI offers a variety of educational programs including regulatory, technical, and professional training courses covering all facets of the medical technology business lifecycle.

PERI (Pharmaceutical Education & Research Institute) – PERI is a not-for-profit organization that has been serving the pharmaceutical industry since 1989 providing the highest quality training available

RAPS (Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society) – RAPS supports the regulatory profession as a whole by providing education and training, certification, professional standards, research, knowledge-sharing, publications, networking and career development opportunities and other valuable resources.

2011 AZBIO Award Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the 2011 AZBIO Awards. 

(Nominations are open from July 4, 2011 – August 30, 2011)

Join AZBio and the Arizona Biosciences Community in recognising the accomplishment of individuals and companies that represent the best of Arizona bioscience.  Finalists will be announced in September, 2011  and the awards will be announced on the BIG night at the 2011 AZBio Awards on October 13. 2011 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass. Click Here for the Nomination Form.

Click here to get all the latest updates on the AZBio Awards and Expo, Check out the agenda, learn about sponsorships and more.

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Highlights from AZBIO’s week in DC

After months of planning and collaboration the Arizona contingent packed our bags and headed out to Washington, D.C. to join the bioscience world at the 2011 BIO International Convention.  Erin and I headed out early Saturday morning to Sky Harbor where we boarded our USAIR flight to DC.  Packed in our bags was our new AZBIO information package hot off the press after long hours of collaboration by the AZBIO Marketing and Communications Committee, especially Renee Narvaez of DPR and Lisa Minzey of Affordable Image who worked overtime to get us ready to go .  (You can see the online version here at Scribd. )

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I have a trademark and a cybersquatter.

The domain name business remains rough-and-tumble. Little consideration goes into the niceties of paying attention to trademark rights. If you have a federally registered trademark and don’t already have a corresponding domain name, chances are the domain name has already been grabbed. Someone is probably cybersquatting on your domain name right now.  Continue reading

Want to grow faster? Partner Up

AZBio and the Arizona Technology Council our communities at the 2011 Partnering Conference.

Date:     July 28, 2011
Time:    1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

Scottsdale Hilton and Conference Center
6333 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

To register click here.

See what partnering with other companies can do for the growth of your business.

For 2011, the Arizona Technology Council and AZBio are together hosting the Partnering Conference, the signature event known for bringing Arizona’s technology community together to forge great relationships. The Partnering Conference gives your company access to an extraordinary concentration of emerging and established businesses as well as the tools you need to create a successful partnership of your own. Companies will present their partnering opportunities and a high-profile panel of partnering experts will discuss how to expand and innovate through strategic alliances. The Conference will wrap with a cocktail reception and expo, giving participants the chance to network and explore potential partnerships.Continue reading