AZBio In The Loop for the week of May 14, 2018



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AZBio Member News


 Regenesis Biomedical Announces Initiation of a Clinical Trial on Subjects with Painful Diabetic Distal Symmetric Peripheral Neuropathy (DSPN)

Regenesis Biomedical, a Scottsdale-based medical device company, has initiated a multi-center, randomized clinical trial assessing the Provant® Therapy System for relieving symptoms of painful diabetic distal symmetric peripheral neuropathy (DSPN).

Operating on brain gliomas by detecting the ‘glow’

Research by Barrow Neurological Institute physicians and University of Washington scientists on novel imaging technology for malignant brain tumors was published in the April issue of World Neurosurgery.

World-renowned heart surgeon joins Banner Health

Banner Health has announced Francisco Arabia, MD, an internationally recognized surgeon and executive leader in thoracic, cardiothoracic vascular and transplant surgery, has joined the organization.

TGen develops quality-control test for detecting cancer in blood

Rapid, non-invasive diagnosis assisted by TGen assay could be used to help detect many types of cancer

ASU-UA-TGEN Startup Iluminos Licenses Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

Iluminos Therapeutics has licensed new compounds designed to treat neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s. 

Unlocking cancer’s secrets using the ‘social networks’ of cells

Megha Padi, Ph.D., of the UA Cancer Center has developed a method for probing the genetic underpinnings of cancer and other diseases, which could lead to better treatments

Built for speed: DNA nanomachines take a (rapid) step forward

Through a process known as strand displacement, a tiny walking device composed of DNA moves across a surface in a cartwheeling motion. The new device performed this feat more rapidly than any DNA walker designed to date.

INSYS Therapeutics and University of California (UC) San Diego Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research to Collaborate on Clinical Trial

Company’s pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol (CBD) oral solution will be evaluated by UC San Diego/CMCR researchers as potential treatment for symptoms of autism

LipimetiX Development Announces Sub-License of Apo E Mimetic Peptide Platform to Anji Pharma, China

Anji Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Anji Pharma”) has entered a licensing agreement for the LipimetiX platform of peptides (AEM-28 and analogs) for development of these drug candidates in commercial indications in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.  LipimetiX is approximately 60%-owned by Capstone Therapeutics Corp. 

UA Leading the Way in Precision Medicine

Precision medicine is one of the fastest growing fields of medicine, turning the “one-size fits all” approach of healthcare on its head. Precision medicine is a specialized area of medicine that integrates genetic and genomic knowledge with data on environmental and lifestyle influences to individualize and refine care of patients and populations.

HTG Molecular Diagnostics and Firalis Announce an Agreement Enabling Firalis’ Commercialization of Theranostic and Research Products and Services Based on HTG EdgeSeq Technology

The non‑exclusive license and supply agreement  will enable Firalis to commercialize a next‑generation sequencing (NGS)‑based theranostic product and services to predict rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients response to anti‑TNFα therapy, and other research products and services for mRNA profiling of inflammatory‑autoimmune disorders.

C-Path receives COA qualification from FDA for the non-small cell lung cancer 

Critical Path Institute’s Patient-Reported Outcome Consortium announces its second clinical outcome assessment qualification from the US Food and Drug Administration

INSYS Therapeutics Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Cannabidiol (CBD) for Treatment of Prader-Willi Syndrome

Study will evaluate safety and efficacy of company’s CBD product candidate in rare genetic disease characterized by insatiable appetite in childrenContinue reading

New UA Research Study Aims to Predict and Prevent Deadly Disease in Premature Infants

Study aims to develop the first predictive test to identify and prevent necrotizing enterocolitis, a disease that kills thousands of premature babies each year.


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BIOSA mixer/talk featuring Dr. Eric Walk of Ventana Roche

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Mini-Medical School: Food as Medicine – Update on the State of the Science

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BIO International Convention 2018

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Arizona Bioscience Week 2018

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