AZBio In the Loop for the Week of January 21 2019


 The journey from discovery to development to delivery begins with the first step and progresses based on our belief that we can make LIFE better.  Thank you to all of the AZBio members who are making the journey and helping others along their way. 
 Don’t forget to join us this Thursday, January 24th, for the AZBio Kick Off Reception at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.  Register Today

 AZBio Member News

Biodesign C building designated Best of the Best Project nationwide

Arizona State University’s Biodesign C building was recently awarded as the national Best of the Best Project in the Higher Education/Research category by ENR (Engineering News Record), a publication focusing on engineering and construction news. Approximately 200 projects were considered for the honor, spanning 10 regions across America.

Seed grants sprout novel health research

Learn more about the seed grant program and about the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care. 

CMS Approves AHCCCS Waiver Request to Add Community Engagement Requirement and Change Retroactive Coverage

PHOENIX, AZ—January 18, 2018 – The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) received 1115 Waiver Amendment approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement community engagement requirements for some able bodied AHCCCS members ages 19 to 49, and to limit retroactive coverage for some applicants to the beginning of the month in which the Medicaid application is filed.

NAU-TGen study finds West Nile Virus now a permanent part of Arizona ecosystem

New technology allows better tracking of potentially deadly infection

New Mayo Clinic-ASU MedTech Accelerator opens applications

The Mayo Clinic-ASU MedTech Accelerator, a collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University that is designed specifically for medical device and health care technology companies, is now accepting applications.

HTG Molecular Announces Executive Transition Plan

Chief Executive Officer TJ Johnson to assume role of Executive Chairman at the end of first quarter 2019 – John Lubniewski, President and Chief Operating Officer, appointed as successor

Opportunity Alerts

Do You Love to Save Money?

Join us on Valentine’s Day to learn how you can make your dollars go further with AZBio Purchasing Power.  


  • Feb 14, 2019  from 11 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation 
  • Lunch will be provided

Don’t forget to invite your purchasing team too!


Applications Open for Helios summer programs at TGen

Helios Scholars at TGen serves college academics; TGen Bioscience Leadership Academy aimed at high school students

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.

Applications open for summer internship at Barrow Neurological Institute

Summer internship program at the Barrow Neurological Institute – open for undergraduate students from colleges in Arizona, the remaining US and foreign institutions. A unique opportunity to work with Arizona scientists on groundbreaking translational neuroscience projects

 Applications Open for MedTech Innovator 2019

MedTech Innovator is the medical technology industry’s global showcase and accelerator for innovative medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. 

Events  – Committees – Savings

 Sign up today! 
Miniature Optical Endoscopes for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

  • Jan 23, 2019 – Tempe

AZBio 2019 Kick Off Reception

  • Jan 24, 2019 – Phoenix

Connect2STEM 2019

  • Jan 26, 2019 – Phoenix

BIO5 Inspiring Women STEM

  • Feb 9, 2019 – Tucson

Student Industry Networking Event (SINE)

  • Feb 12, 2019 – Tucson

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

Tucson Symposium 2019

  • Apr 9, 2019 – Tucson

BIO 2019 – It Starts with One

  • Jun 3, 2019 – Philadelphia

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  

SAVINGS: AZBio Purchasing Power

AZBio Members saved over $3 Million via AZBio Purchasing Power

from July 2017 to June of 2018. 

 Click here to learn more how YOU can save on these product and services. 

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Arizona a Top Tier Bioscience State. 

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 Thank you to our AZBio Supporters

Legacy Level:  Arizona Commerce Authority 
 BIO *  City of Phoenix  *   Dorn Policy Group  * Flinn Foundation
Chairman’s Circle:    BusinessWire   *   Roche 
Leadership Level:  Amgen  *  Arizona Science Center * BD * City of Scottsdale *  City of Tempe  *  Cord Blood Registry (CBR) * Dignity Health * Genentech  * Janssen Biotech * KCA * Knobbe Martens  *  Medtronic Tempe Campus * New Angle Media *   Novartis  *  Perkins Coie * Pfizer *  PhRMA *  Roche Diagnostics * Snell &Wilmer * TGen *  The Biodesign Institute at ASU * The University of Arizona  * UA  BIO5 * Ulthera * Ventana Medical Systems * VWR   
Sustaining Partners:  ABB  * AdvaMed  *  Affordable Image * Alliance Bank of Arizona *  Allergan  *  APS *  Bristol-Myers Squibb *  EY * HonorHealth *  International Research Center *  Midwestern University * NFP *  PADT Medical  * Pinnacle Transplant Technologies 

AZBio Supporters make what we do possible.

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