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AZBioExpo 2012

Moving Forward Faster

May 17, 2012

8 AM – 6 PM

GCU Arena

3300 West Camelback

Phoenix, Arizona

Presented By:

Sponsors and Supporters

Legacy Level

Arizona Commerce Authority

Chairman’s Level

Upstream Consulting

Leadership Level


CBS Outdoor


Northern Arizona University

Phoenix Business Journal

Gold Level

360 Vantage

Ernst & Young, LLP

The Biodesign Institute at ASU

Silver Level

Affordable Image

Flinn Foundation

International Research Center

New Angle Media

PADT Medical

Phoenix Public Radio for KJZZ/KBAQ

Polsinelli Shughart

Snell & Wilmer


The Stratford Group


Ventana Medical Systems


Copper Level

AZ Webcasting

Alliant Insurance

BioInspire, Peoria

Cassidy Turley – BRE Commercial


Chandler Innovations

City of Phoenix


IDM Technologies, Inc.

Medtronic Tempe Campus

Provista Diagnostics

Regenesis Biomedical, Inc.

SynCardia Systems, Inc.


To learn more about the benefits of supporting AZBio, click here


AZBio Expo 2012, May 17, 2012 at Grand Canyon Arena

  The AZBio Expo is the place where you can connect with Arizona’s growing bioscience community to engage, collaborate, and move your bioscience business…. Forward Faster.

Showcase your products and Services…Show off your Expertise…

Find Partners and Resources.

  Attendees are encouraged to share feedback about their AZBio Expo 2012 experience.  Your feedback matters.

  To take the attendee survey, please use the link below.

Click here to take survey

Each attendee completing the survey will be entered into a drawing for 2 free tickets to the AZBio Awards on September 26, 2012 at the Phoenix Convention Center.


Join us May 17, 2012 at the beautiful Grand Canyon University Arena for a full day of opportunities.

To Register, Click Here.


  • 7:30 AM – Registration and Exhibit Floor Opens
    • Continental Breakfast Served in the Exhibit Hall
  • 8:30 AM – Opening General Session – Moving Forward Faster
    • Arizona’s Bioscience Road Map – Moving Forward Faster in the Next 10 Years. (Joan Koerber-Walker, President and CEO, AZBio)
    • Arizona’s Universities –  Paving the Way for Acceleration (Laura Huenneke, Provost, Northern Arizona University and Lee Cheatham, Deputy Director The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, Jennifer Barton, Assistant Director, BIO5 Institute, Professor and Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering)
    • Regulatory Affairs and the FDA (Michelle Wells, RAC, W.L. Gore and Associates)
  • 10:00 AM – Networking Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
  • 10:30 AM – General Session – More than health care – the greener side of BIO
    • How ARID and Arizona’s Collaborative Gene are Heating Things Up on the Algae Biofuels Scene. (Randy Ryan, Assistant Director, Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona)
    • Innovation In Action:  Glen Galster – Moderator (Algae Biosciences),  Ben Cloud (PhyCo), Josh Hottenstein (CleanTech Open), Leif P. Christoffersen (Yulex Corporation)
  • 11:30 AM – Lunch is served in the AZBio Bistro
    •  Upper Level of GCU Arena
  • 12:00 PM –  Networking and Connections in the Expo Hall
  • 12:30 – General Session – Fueling Up – Access to Capital and Strategic Partnering in the New Economy
    • The Missing Piece – Access to Capital (Peter N. Allison, IDM Technologies, Jock Holliman, Valley Ventures)
    • Strategic Partnering in the New Age of R&D (Paul August, PhD,  Sanofi, William Mulholland, Esq. Snell & Wilmer, and Babak Nemati, PhD, Strategic Intelligence)
    • Tying it all together (Alan Nelson, PhD, VisionGate)
  • 2:00 PM – Networking and Connections in the Expo Hall
  • 2:30 PM – General Session – Gaining Momentum:  Innovators and Thought Leaders
    • The Convergence of Business and Innovation (Greg Yap, PhD, Ventana Medical Systems)
    • Robert Bowser, PhD, Director of the Barrow ALS and Neuromuscular Research Center, Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital
    • Cancer Genomics: the Future of Personalized Medicine – Robert Penny, MD, PhD, International Genomics Consortium – 2011 Jon W. McGarity Bioscience Leader of the Year

  • 4:30 PM – Networking Reception in The Expo Hall
    • Poster Presentations in the Poster Gallery
  • 6:00 PM – Event Concludes
  • *Note: The Exhibit Floor will be closed during the General Sessions and reopened again during the Breaks.

To view a partial list of attending companies, organizations and exhibitors, click here.


Full Access Tickets :

AZBio Members ($200),  Guests ($300), Full Time Students ($100)

Expo and Reception Access Only (4 PM – 6 PM): – does not include access to General Sessions or Lunch

AZBio Members ($100),  Guests ($150), Full Time Students ($50)

Industry and University Research Posters:

Scientific Posters:  $1,500 for 1st poster.  $500 for each additional poster

Student Posters:  Complimentary (contributor must be a full time student)


Showcase your bioscience achievements on-site May 17th and online year round.

10×10 Exhibit Booth and Half Page Ad and Copper Sponsor Recognition  

AZBio Members ($2,000),  Guests ($3000)

20×10 Exhibit Booth, Full Page Ad, and Silver Sponsorship Recognition

AZBio Members ($3,500),  Guests ($4.500)


To Register, Click Here.

Contact Our Member Support Team

email:  advancingbio@AZBio.org

phone:  480-779-8101