AZBio In The Loop: Labor Day Edition



bioSyntagma Wins AZBio Fast Lane Award

BioSyntagma has won a 2018 AZBio Fast Lane Award in recognition of its rapid progression in product development and its proven ability to generate both government grants and operational revenues to move the company forward. The bioSyntagma team will be honored by Arizona’s bioscience and business communities at the 2018 AZBio Awards on October 3, 2018 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

AZBio Member News

John S. McCain III Endowed Chair in Brain Cancer Research at TGen

When TGen’s founder, Arizona-born Dr. Jeffrey Trent, was the Scientific Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health, Senator McCain was instrumental in convincing him to return to Arizona and bring new knowledge with him, establishing TGen in an effort to turn breakthroughs in genetic research into medical advances. Today, TGen is poised to take that knowledge and transform brain cancer research in honor of Senator McCain. We invite you to join us in honoring Senator John McCain with the establishment of the John S. McCain III Endowed Chair in Brain Cancer Research.

UA College of Pharmacy Appoints Dr. Wei Wang Director of Drug Discovery Program

Internationally noted chemist joins the UA Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology as a professor in this newly created position.

Dr. Wang joins as the college begins construction on the Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center Sept. 4.

Researchers Test Autobiographical Memory for Early Alzheimer’s Detection

UA psychologist Matthew Grilli found that people who carry a gene variant that increases the risk for Alzheimer’s disease have greater difficulty describing detailed memories of past events.

AdviNow Medical Wins AZBio Fast Lane Award

AdviNow Medical has won a 2018 AZBio Fast Lane Award for its rapid progression from concept to exciting product launch. The AdviNow Medical team will be honored by Arizona’s bioscience and business communities at the 2018 AZBio Awards on October 3, 2018 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Mayo neurologist and ASU professor hope to identify a blood-based biomarker to diagnose early-stage Parkinson’s disease

In 1999, when Americans watched as Michael J. Fox — beloved to many as the smooth, wisecracking Marty McFly — swayed and shifted uncontrollably, clenching and unclenching his fists as he provided solemn testimony to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the realities of life with Parkinson’s, it drew attention to a disease that affects nearly 1 million people in the U.S. and nearly 5 million worldwide.

Opportunity Alerts

Arizona Innovation Challenge – Fall 2018 

Apply by Sept. 14th

The fall 2018 Challenge brings new and exciting opportunities to Arizona entrepreneurs, now granting up to 10 awardees up to $150,000! Each awardee will be enrolled into the ACA’s premier business-mentorship program, Venture Ready, as well as exposure to investors, business executives and successful startup CEOs and media. 

Arizona Bioscience Week has something for everyone.Check it out.  Save the Date  Sign up today.

Kick off Arizona Bioscience Week  at Perkins Coie – Phoenix

Leading Women: Biotech and Beyond.

Join us for an evening of cocktails, connections, and a stimulating conversation with some of biotech’s leading women.   

2018 AZBio Awards

Sign up today to join us for  White Hat 2018

We’re wrapping up AZBW 2018 with Bioscience Family Night 
hosted by Arizona Science Center


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Mini-Medical School: Diagnostic Test – The Future of Mental Illness

  • Sep 5, 2018 – Phoenix

From Sick Care to Health Care: Lifestyle Medicine and the Prevention of Chronic Disease

  • Sep 5, 2018 – Tucson

RESI Boston 2018

  • Sep 6, 2018 – Boston

2018 Arizona Wellbeing Commons Annual Conference

  • Sep 7, 2018 – Phoenix

The MedTech Conference

  • Sep 24, 2018 – Philadelphia

Arizona Bioscience Week 2018

  • Oct 1, 2018 – Chandler

Leading Women: Biotech and Beyond

  • Oct 1, 2018 – Phoenix

2018 Public Health Law Conference

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2018 AZBio Awards

  • Oct 3, 2018 – Phoenix

White Hat 2018

  • Oct 4, 2018 – Phoenix

Bioscience Family Night at Arizona Science Center

  • Oct 5, 2018 – Phoenix

Telemedicine & Telehealth  Service Provider Summit (SPS)

  • Oct 8, 2018 –

BIO Investor Forum 2018

  • Oct 17, 2018 – San Francisco

AZMN Cancer Caregivers Conference – Young People ARE Caregivers TOO!

  • Oct 20, 2018 – Phoenix

AZBio Trailblazer Awards and Legislator Appreciation Luncheon

  • Dec 13, 2018 – Phoenix

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2018 AZBio Legislative Watch List

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Thursday, Sept. 13th at 3 PM 

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