AZBio In The Loop for the week of October 14, 2019



Phoenix embarks on $3B in bioscience capital projects, creating 7,000 jobs

One visible example of the impact of these investments is the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which includes eight facilities and spans 30 acres in the city center. It is a place were we’re training medical professionals, treating patients with life threatening diseases, and creating a home for companies that are working to develop new cures.

Image: The 200,000-square-foot Wexford Science and Technology building is a $77 million development and is the first public-private project on the campus. ASU is the anchor tenant. The building is under construction and expected to open in the Fall of 2020. (Image courtesy of Wexford Science+Technology) 

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UA Research Shows Drug Can Extend Survival Rates for Heart Failure Patients

Blood pressure medication can prevent fluid retention and muscle wasting in heart failure.

HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. Provides Update Regarding Companion Diagnostic Development Programs

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTGM) (HTG), a diagnostic company whose mission is to advance precision medicine, today provided an update regarding its ongoing efforts related to the development, manufacture and commercialization of companion diagnostic assays.

When we all come together, we can do amazing things

“Leading Women – Biotech and Beyond” has gained a reputation as a smart and sassy way to kick off Arizona Biosciences Week. Gathered high in the penthouse boardroom of Perkins Coie, an international law firm, some 40 women – and a few brave men – come together to share support and stories.

“I love to come to this event,” said one attendee. “When smart, savvy and successful woman come together, they are able to be truly authentic. The storytelling and laughter make for exhilarating evening.”

ASU Biodesign Institute executive director urges health care forces to ‘go beyond discovery’ at Arizona Wellbeing Commons conference

With organizations the caliber of Mayo Clinic, TGen, the Flinn Foundation, Arizona BioIndustry Association and the state’s universities, Arizona boasts a multitude of talented scientists, health professionals, life science entrepreneurs, nonprofits and government leaders committed to contributing to the quality of life in our state. Arizona’s bioscience sector is adding jobs at a rate that outpaces the nation. And its public universities are seeing increases in bioscience research funding, expenditures and tech transfer.

PADT Recognized for its Contribution to Arizona’s Tech Community with Two Awards: Top Tech Exec by Phoenix Business Journal and Special AZBio Award

PADT Co-founder Eric Miller Honored in the CEO Category by the Phoenix Business Journal and PADT’s 25 Years of Contributions Recognized by AZBio

Biotechnology Innovation Organization Announces 2021 Leadership Transition

WASHINGTON – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced that industry veteran Jim Greenwood will step down as President and CEO of the world’s largest biotechnology organization after the 2020 election and help transition a new leader to represent the industry globally and to defend innovation from domestic political attacks.

Opportunity Alerts

It’s Time to Apply for the 2020 Flinn Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program  

The Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program offers early-stage Arizona bioscience firms an opportunity to apply for $30,000 in non-dilutive funding and a robust package of benefits.

Applications open on Sept. 16th and close on Monday, Nov 4th 2019.

Learn more and apply here

 It’s time to get ready for J.P. Morgan Healthcare week.

Here is your list of events and tools to sign up for today.

BIO International Convention  – June 8 – 11, 2020 – San Diego


There are 102 Jobs at the AZBio Career Center.

In the Spotlight:

Director Business Development Life Sciences

Skysong Innovations – Scottsdale

Project Manager

Title21 Health Solutions – Phoenix

Interns-Digital Media

EndoVantage, LLC – Scottsdale

Check out 5 additional EndoVantage positions!

Open Rank Professor in Evolution and BiophysicsDepartment of Physics – ASU – Tempe

Click here to view ALL opportunities or post positions at your  company.  

Based on Member Feedback, 30-day basic job postings will remain free for AZBio Members through the end of 2019.

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