AZBio in the Loop for the week of July 8, 2019


September 5, 2019 is the deadline for the final round of

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Noted Oncologist Dr. William Cance Named Interim Director of UA Cancer Center

The appointment was made by UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Michael D. Dake, MD.

“Dr. Cance has made enormous strides in Phoenix and across the state to establish a culture of collaboration to advance cancer care and treatment,” Dr. Dake said. “His keen focus on collaboration will enhance programs, advance basic science, reduce disparities and elevate the UA Cancer Center’s reputation for excellence in service to our state.”

Science Foundation Arizona positions its future with ASU

Effective July 1, Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz), the nation’s largest, leading-edge, public-private partnership that connects the research capabilities in Arizona’s three universities with the needs of Arizona’s business and industry is positioning its future at Arizona State University. It will remain an independent 501c3 located at SkySong and will be known as SFAz@ASU.

ASU researcher starts clinical study to improve diagnostic tests for lung infections

Just breathe.  If detecting lung infections were as simple as taking a breath, patients with cystic fibrosis would be able to seek treatment sooner.

People with cystic fibrosis who get bacterial infections in their lungs often experience a decline in their lung health — which ultimately shortens their life spans. However, if the infections are caught and treated early enough, these same patients can live longer, healthier lives. 

C-Path Taps Medical Science Operations Executive Kristen Swingle as Chief Operating Officer

The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) is pleased to announce that after an extensive search, it has appointed Kristen Swingle as its new Chief Operating Officer, effective July 1, 2019.

Swingle, who previously served as Vice President of Stem Cell Operations for Cord Blood Registry (CBR), a part of California Cryobank Life Sciences, specialized in newborn stem cell collection, processing and cryopreservation, brings nearly two decades’ worth of experience in the medical and molecular sciences industry to bear in her new role as she leads the daily operations of the organization and development and implementation of C-Path’s global strategy and goals.

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The Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference

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RESI 2019 – Boston – Sept. 11, 2019

The RESI Boston Conference includes opportunities for the earliest stage companies from the discovery stage through venture stage: companies seeking grants, seed, angel, series A, and series B funding. 


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