AZBio Awards 2014



Sponsors and Supporters

Legacy Level

Arizona Commerce Authority

Willetta Partners

Chairman’s Level

Flinn Foundation

Leadership Level


Dignity Health


IMS Health| 360 Vantage


Medtronic Tempe Campus

New Angle Media

Northern Arizona University


Snell & Wilmer

The Biodesign Institute at ASU



Gold Level

Alliance Bank of Arizona


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ACTUS Biotechnologies

Carefree Partners

Catalyst Biomedical

City of Mesa


Eli Lilly


Hyalescent Ventures


Janssen Biotech


Pinnacle Transplant 

SynCardia Systems, Inc.

The University of Arizona

Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a member of the Roche Group.

Silver Level



International Research Center

Global Patent Solutions


PADT Medical

To learn more about the benefits of supporting AZBio, click here


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Join us September 17, 2014

at the Phoenix Convention Center 

for an inspirational celebration

of the best of Arizona’s Bioscience Industry.


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3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Registration, Industry Showcase, and Student Discovery Session

Note:  The Industry Showcase, Student Discovery Showcase,  “Best of the Best” stage and Networking Reception from 3 – 6 PM  are free and open to the public.  (Cash Bar)

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Gala Awards Dinner (registration required)

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

Celebrate with the 2014 Honorees from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Gala Awards Dinner

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


Join us to celebrate and honor the…Gore Company of the Year

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


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



Registration is required for the gala dinner

Register Early for Your Tickets, Tables and Exhibits.Register-Now-Button

Member Rate – $150 (early bird) $200.00 (beginning August 1st)
Non-Member Rate – $225 (early bird) $300.00 (beginning August 1st)
Student Rate – $75 (early bird) $100.00 (beginning August 1st)*

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

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

For Sponsor and Showcase/Exhibitor Packages click here.

Great events begin with our community working in partnership.

To learn how you can get involved as part of thevolunteer-button2

2015 AZBio Awards Planning Committee.

Contact Our Member Support Team


phone: 480-779-8101

About AZBio:

AZBio – The Arizona Bioindustry Association – is comprised of member organizations in business, research, government, and other professions involved in the biosciences.  AZBio supports the members of the Arizona bioscience community by providing access to the key resources, connections, and information that support their ability to Connect, Collaborate, Innovate and Succeed thus supporting the growth of a thriving economic ecosystem for Arizona’s Bioscience Industry.