AZBio In The Loop for the week of February 4, 2019


Getting Ready for Tax Time – IRS Tips

With the changes to the federal tax laws in 2018, you and your team may have questions about filing your 2018 taxes AND making sure that you are withholding the correct amounts now in 2019.  Click the link above to find some answers.

The information in this post was provided by the IRS and is shared with you as a service to AZBio Members and their families.  Please feel free to share it with your teams.

 Join us for lunch on February 14th at CEI to learn about the programs that helped AZBio Members save over $3 Million in 2018.

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Did you know that the Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives combination, CommonSpirit Health, is now the largest nonprofit health system on the US?

The $29 billion system will serve 21 states with more than 700 care locations and 142 hospitals. CommonSpirit Health also includes the research, virtual care and home health capabilities of its founding organizations.

Tucson High Schoolers to Explore Careers in Medicine, Other Health Professions, Feb. 20

Local high school students will practice their health-care skills, such as CPR and ultrasound imaging, during “A Pathway to Success,” an interactive health-care career fair spearheaded by residents at the University of Arizona College of Medicine ­­– Tucson South Campus.

GT Medical Technologies Announces $10 Million Financing to Support Launch of Targeted Therapy for Patients with Recurrent Brain Tumors

– Company is Focused on Slowing Brain Tumor Progression, Improving Quality of Life for Patients and Caregivers

– Seasoned Life Science Industry Executives Prattipati Laxminarain and Mara Aspinall Join Board of Directors

Tucson Entrepreneurs Launch Second Fund to Advance UA-Related Startups

UAVenture Capital has launched a second venture capital fund designed specifically to help finance the commercialization of emerging and disruptive technologies formulated by UA researchers, faculty and students.

Axolotl Biologix Launches New DualGraft™ For Faster Healing

Regenerative Medicine Patch Advances Wound Repair

Natural cancer killers: ASU Biodesign researcher enhances ability of immune system

Cancer remains a leading cause of death globally and is the focus of exhaustive and varied medical research. Many of Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute researchers are working to establish alternative therapies that sidestep the harmful effects of chemotherapy and radiation while improving the success rate for the more difficult-to-treat cancers.

Anti-Cancer Immune Response may be Boosted with Combination Therapy, UA Cancer Center Lab Helps Discover

The University of Arizona Cancer Center collaborated with researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina to uncover better ways to harness the immune system to fight cancer.

bioSyntagma Awarded “Best Oncology-Focused Precision Medicine Company 2018″

bioSyntagma has been awarded “Best Oncology-Focused Precision Medicine Company 2018” by Global Health and Pharma, a UK-based publication that recognizes global companies for improving public health, enhancing patient care, and lowering healthcare costs.  This award follows several commercial milestones with strategic partners and Big Pharma using bioSyntagma’s beta-instruments to offer biomarker discovery services.

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 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  

Events  – Committees – Savings

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BIO5 Inspiring Women STEM

  • Feb 9, 2019 – Tucson

Student Industry Networking Event (SINE)

  • Feb 12, 2019 – Tucson

An Evening of Science and Magic

  • Feb 12, 2019 – Tempe

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

MDMA 2019 FDA Forum

  • Mar 14, 2019 – Palo Alto

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, 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  

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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from July 2017 to June of 2018. 

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