AZBio In The Loop for The Week of March 13, 2017


Arizona Health Innovations

AZBio President & CEO, Joan Koerber-Walker,  shares highlights of health innovations being discovered, developed and delivered in Arizona with Members of the House Health Committee in the Arizona House of Representatives on March 9, 2017.
Click here to watch the short video

New indicators to aid Crohn’s disease diagnosis and treatment

The diagnosis, understanding and management of Crohn’s disease may have just received a helping hand from a joint Biodesign Institute and Mayo Clinic study aimed at developing a better blood test for the disease.  Continue reading

Breakthrough Lyme disease test is the ‘next generation’ of diagnostics

Crowd funding campaign launches to start clinical study for TGen-developed diagnostic test.    Continue reading

HTG Molecular Diagnostics Appoints New Chair of the Board of Directors

HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq:HTGM), a provider of instruments, reagents and services for molecular profiling applications, today announced that Ann F. Hanham, Ph.D., a director since August 2016, has been appointed to the Chair of the company’s board of directors.  Continue reading

Biodesign Institute researcher a pioneer in personalized medicine field

AZBio Board Member, Joshua L. LaBaer, MD, PhD, is being honored at Founders’ Day with the Faculty Research Achievement Award for his groundbreaking work in the emerging field of personalized medicine.  Continue reading

NuvOx Pharma and the University of Arkansas Initiate Phase Ib/II Clinical Trial in Stroke

NuvOx Pharma announces that the first patients have been dosed in a Phase Ib/II clinical trial for NVX-208, an oxygen therapeutic being developed for acute ischemic stroke. Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

21st Annual Children’s Neuroscience Symposium

  • Mar 13, 2017 – Scottsdale

Walking on the Moon: Reflections on the Future of Cancer

  • Mar 16, 2017 – Tempe

11th Annual Living with Myeloma Conference:

  • Mar 18, 2017 – Scottsdale
Arizona Bioscience Week Proclamation in the Senate
  • March 22, 2017 – 1:30 PM Senate Gallery 

Mark McKenna Healthcare Management Lecture with Special Guest Eric Topol

  • Mar 22, 2017 – Tempe

2017 SBIR/STTR Arizona Regional Summit

  • Mar 23, 2017 – Tucson

Connecting the Dots…Healthcare Technology & Interoperability

  • Mar 24, 2017 – Scottsdate
AZBio Expo – The Changing Face of Healthcare
  • Mar 28-29, 2017 – Tempe  

Cord Blood Conference: Blazing Frontiers

  • Apr 13, 2017 – Phoenix

2017 BIO International Convention

  • Jun 19, 2017 – San Diego

Save the date – our next AZBio Government Affairs Committee call is

 Thursday, March 9th at 3 PM AZ/MTN

All AZBio Members are welcome to join the AZBio Government Affairs Committee. 

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The AZBio Legislative Watch List
 contains information on bills that impact our industry at the Arizona Legislature.  The list is updated weekly and posted on under the Advocacy tab.  View the AZBio Watch List

AZBio Leadership will be traveling to Washington DC to meet with our Congressional Delegation on April 4-5.  Want to join us in DC?

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