AZBio In the Loop for the week of July 30, 2018



House Bill to Repeal the Medical Device Tax Passes with Strong Bi-Partisan Support.

H.R. 184 the Protect Medical Innovation Act which would repeal the Medical Device Excise Tax passed in the U.S House of Representatives on July 24, 2018. (283 Ayes; 132 Nayes; 13 Not Voting)  Seven members of Arizona’s nine person House Delegation both co-sponsored and voted in support of of the bill.   The next step is the Senate. 

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The Fostering Innovation Act and the HALOS Act pass in the U.S. House of Representatives

The House of Representatives on July 17, 2018  passed two bills  designed to better equip job creators in our state to grow and thrive.

Helios Scholars at TGen learn teamwork, technique and tenacity

Symposium caps 8-week internship of real-life biomedical research sponsored by Helios Education Foundation

First-ever biomarker qualified for Parkinson’s is a vital step toward improved clinical trials  

The Critical Path Institute’s (C-Path) Critical Path for Parkinson’s Consortium (CPP), in partnership with Parkinson’s UK, announces that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a positive qualification opinion on an imaging test (biomarker) as a tool to enrich Parkinson’s clinical trials. The purpose of this enrichment biomarker is to serve as a measurement that can be used to select people with Parkinson’s who are most suitable to take part in clinical trials.

UA Clinical Trial to Repurpose Ketamine for Parkinson’s Patients

The best-known treatment for Parkinson’s disease isn’t perfect. Named levodopa, the drug can treat the stiffness and slowness of movement associated with the debilitating disease.

TGen-led study shows mutated gene is likely cause of a 3-year old girl’s severe disorder

Damaged gene FBXO28 is linked to patient at TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders

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