AZBio In The Loop for the week of February 18, 2019


Flinn Foundation Names New Leaders of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee

The HonorHealth vice president of research and a retired executive at W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. have assumed new leadership roles with a statewide committee charged with advancing the biosciences in Arizona.

AZBio Action Alert

Speaking Up for Science and the Health of Our Community

A unified coalition of health care professionals and community advocates from throughout Arizona are  speaking up to strongly oppose two  sets of vaccine related bills currently under consideration in the Arizona Legislature.   

HB2470 schools; immunization; religious exemption
HB2471 informed consent; vaccinations.
HB2472 vaccinations; antibody titer testing; notification

SB1114 schools; immunization; religious exemption.
SB1115 informed consent; vaccinations
SB1116 vaccinations; antibody titer testing; notification.

Vaccination is one of the cornerstones of preventing disease and improving the health of our society.   These bills 

They are speaking out.  Read the article to learn how you can too.

 AZBio Member News

First Patient Treated with GT Medical’s Gamma Tile Therapy 
Doctors at the University of Minnesota are the first in the country to use a breakthrough brain cancer treatment

Life365 Engages Objective Capital Partners to Assist in Coordinating Strategic Capital and Partnership Opportunities

Life365, a leader in intelligent digital health infrastructure development and solution delivery, today announced that it has engaged Objective Capital Partners, LLC, to serve as a financial advisor to assist the Company in coordinating strategic capital and partnerships with the goal of maximizing the value of the strong intellectual property portfolio and digital health platform. 

New Study on Children With Autism and Developmental Delays Show TouchPoints Wearable Devices Reduced 72% of Disruptive and Self-Harming Behaviors

Data released from Ysgol Maes Y Coed, a special educational needs school in South Wales, UK showed a staggering reduction in problematic behaviors in case studies of children ages 7-14. Researchers tracked baseline behaviors for one week without TouchPoints, stress-relieving neuroscience wearables, and one week with the devices on the children during the entire school day.

ASU researchers address a primary cause of treatment failure for pancreatic cancer

As the second leading cause of death worldwide, cancer is a focal point in both clinical research and health care fields, but not all cancers are created equal. While some cancers are now much less deadly due to recent medical advances, other aggressive cancers remain highly resistant to currently available therapies.

Makers of Brainwave Optimization Technologies® and Cereset™ Announce New Clinical Trial for Mild-Traumatic Brain Injury

 Military personnel, athletes and accident victims who experience concussions can suffer from painful and debilitating conditions that impact everyday activities. Persisting symptoms from these mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI) can include sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, foggy thinking, headaches, dizziness and behavioral issues.

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. 

  • Tucson  – Tuesday, March 12
  • Tempe – Sunday, April 7 
  • Flagstaff – Wednesday, April 17
  • Glendale – Thursday, April 25


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  



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Open Door at the ASU Biodesign Institute – Inspiring for All Ages

  • Feb 23, 2019 – Tempe

Venture Madness 2019

  • Feb 27, 2019 – Phoenix

BIO5 Open House

  • Feb 27, 2019 – Tucson

Concussions 2019

  • Mar 9, 2019 – Phoenix

MDMA 2019 FDA Forum

  • Mar 14, 2019 – Palo Alto

BIO 2019 Legislative Day Fly-In

  • Apr 3, 2019 – Washington

Tucson Symposium 2019

  • Apr 9, 2019 – Tucson

BIO 2019 – It Starts with One

  • Jun 3, 2019 – Philadelphia

The Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference

  • Sep 4, 2019 – Vail

The MedTech Conference 2019

  • Sep 23, 2019 – Boston

Arizona Bioscience Week – AZBW 2019

  • Sep 30, 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 List

Save the date: AZBio Government Affairs Call: 

Thursday, March 14th at 3 PM 

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

Join AZBio for meetings with Arizona’s Congressional Delegation

AZBio will be heading to Washington, D.C. for the AdvaMed Fly-in February 26-27 and the BIO Fly-in April 2-3, 2019.  All AZBio Members are welcome to participate in Fly-in activities.  For more information, contact AZBio.


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