WASHINGTON,D.C. –The medical device tax, if implemented, could cost tens of thousands of jobs, almost double the industry’s total taxes, raise the effective tax rate to among the highest in the world, and harm U.S. competiveness, according to a study released today by the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). The new study, “Employment Effects of the New Excise Tax on the Medical Device Industry,” by Manhattan Institute senior fellow Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Hudson Institute senior fellow Harold Furchtgott-Roth, outlines a number of economic harms likely to result from the tax.Continue reading
ASU’s Leland Hartwell, Nobel laureate and chief scientist at the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health, spearheaded the agreement with Jianping Wang, director of the SYSU Gastrointestinal Institute of the Sixth Affiliated Hospital in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
ASU, China’s Sun Yat-Sen University partner
Arizona State University and China’s Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) have formalized a research collaboration aimed at developing early and predictive diagnostics to improve patient outcomes for colorectal cancer. ASU’s Leland Hartwell, Nobel laureate and chief scientist at the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health, spearheaded the agreement with Jianping Wang, director of the SYSU Gastrointestinal Institute of the Sixth Affiliated Hospital in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
“Recent advances in molecular technologies promise great improvements in medical care through prevention and early detection of disease,” Hartwell said.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announced on September 1, 2011 that it has enhanced its workflow for biomarker research and diagnostics by acquiring Tempe, Arizona based Intrinsic Bioprobes Inc., a manufacturer of unique immuno-enrichment, sample-preparation tools used in quantitative mass spectrometry. The Intrinsic Bioprobes portfolio enables Thermo Fisher to offer its worldwide life science research and clinical diagnostics customers an enhanced solution for quantitative protein biomarker detection.
(Tucson, Arizona) On August 29, University of Arizona President Eugene Sander toured the University’s Research Parks. The Office of University Research Parks supports the University of Arizona’s mission of education, research and outreach by utilizing research parks and business incubators to advance technology development, commercialization and business attraction.
TUCSON, AZ – LUCEOME BIOTECHNOLOGIES a privately held biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of its innovative proprietary assay platform today announced the award of $1.6 million in grant funding from The National Institutes of Health to further their research in high throughput screening using the KinaseSeeker™ technology. Earlier this year, Luceome was awarded a grant for $287K for research in the area of poly(ADP-ribose) detection.
There is a lot happening on the medical device front these days around MDDS (Medical Device Data Systems) and the FDA is paying close attention with new regulations, guidance and requests for comment.
With the April 2012 compliance deadline less than 8 months away, AZBio Member John C. Hoffman of QMR is paying close attention too and keeping our community in the loop via the AZBio Resource Network Group on LinkedIn. If you and your team are working in the MDDS space, you’ll want to get connected and join the discussion.
This year at the AZBio Awards and Expo our theme is all about forward motion. Specifically, how we move forward…faster.
From global innovations like IBM’s WATSON on Thursday night October 13, 2011 to panels of CEOs and leaders along with nationally recognized thought leaders who will take the stage Friday October 14, 2011, the conversations are geared up to deliver the information and ideas we need to move our industry and our economy forward…faster.
A single accelerator? Continue reading
TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, announced today the appointment of Mara Aspinall to the role of President, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. Aspinall was most recently Founder, President, and CEO of On-Q-ity, a start-up diagnostics company focused on circulating tumor cell technology. Continue reading