AZBio In the Loop for the week of October 28 2019


Watch the video:  Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy 

H.R.3 – the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 is rapidly moving through the U.S. House of Representatives and could be voted on as early as this week. 

Finding a way to lower drug costs is important, but it is only part of the healthcare puzzle we must solve.  

When people need help with their health, they are asking for access to the best possible treatment at a price that they can afford to pay.

If enacted, H.R. 3 will have a devastating effect on the biomedical industry’s ability to develop and deliver the innovations these patients are waiting for.  It will also dramatically change the risk/reward calculation that investors use to determine if they will invest in developing new treatments.

Please Contact Your Member of Congress and let them know what you think about H.R. 3.  

 AZBio Member News

UA Cancer Center Receives $8.6M Grant to Lead One of Three NCI Clinical Trials Networks

The University of Arizona Cancer Center has received an $8.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for the UA Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network, one of only three such networks funded by the NCI.

Axolotl Obtains CMS Billing Codes for Products

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Makes It Easier for Healthcare Providers to Choose Axolotl Biologix Products to Spur Wound and Tissue Regeneration

CATS Tonometer Prism™ Now Available for Order in the U.S.

The CATS Tonometer Reusable Prism™ is now available for order through a variety of key distributors in the United States. A breakthrough in intraocular pressure (IOP) accuracy, the CATS Tonometer Prism™ establishes a new standard in reliable Goldmann IOP measurement.

Systems Oncology Receives Investment from The Pritzker Organization

Systems Oncology, LLC (“SO”) and The Pritzker Organization, LLC (“TPO”) announced today that Pritzker Family Business Interests advised by TPO have invested in the first closing of SO’s Series B round. The funding will be used to invest in both discovery research and pre-clinical development to evolve SO’s rapidly expanding pipeline of innovative cancer therapeutics.

Opportunity Alerts

Please join your AZBio Board of Directors, AZBio Members, and guests for the Fall AZBio Member Reception hosted by Snell & Wilmer 

Don’t miss this opportunity to make new connections, see old friends, and enjoy panoramic views from the 19th floor of the Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix.

Date:  Thursday, November 21, 2019  |  Time:  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


Mark your calendar for these December events:

7th Annual Cure Corridor Event  December 4th

AZBio Trailblazer Awards and Legislative Luncheon December 12th

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 120 Jobs at the AZBio Career Center.

In the Spotlight:

Senior Licensing Manager, College of Medicine-Tucson

The University of Arizona – Tucson

Associate Engineer Balloon Development

Poba Medical Inc – Flagstaff

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!

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.

Post your open positions or upload your resume today! 

Events  – Committees – Savings

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Thursday, November 14th at 3 PM  AZ/MST

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 in 2018. 

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


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