An Opportunity to Make Difference Around the World

 It’s the season for giving, and some of the greatest gifts we can give are our time and talents.  Recently AZBio connected with Engineering World Health and learned about an opportunity where bioscience professionals and healthcare engineers can make a difference by sharing time and talent healthcare organizations in developing countries.  EWH has shared a special guest post that we are sharing with you.  It just might be your opportunity to make a difference for communities around the world. Continue reading

Just released: Pete Pellerito of BIO to keynote AZBio Trailblazer Awards on December 1st

Peter M. Pellerito of BIO to share a National Perspective on Best Practices That Support Bioscience Industry Growth at AZBio Trailblazer Awards Luncheon December 1, 2011.

The Arizona BioIndustry Association (AZBio) today announced that Peter M. Pellerito of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will present a keynote on best practices for state bioscience industry growth at the AZBio Trailblazer Awards on December 1, 2011 as the community gathers to honor state leaders.Continue reading

NEW NCI SBIR Phase II Bridge Award: Bridging the Valley of Death

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs has announced the FY2012 SBIR Phase II Bridge Award, designed to support the next stage of development for previously funded NIH-wide SBIR Phase II projects in the areas of cancer therapeutics, imaging technologies, interventional devices, diagnostics and prognostics. The NCI intends to commit up to $10 million in fiscal year 2012 to fund up to ten new awards.Continue reading

Put Your Business on The Map!

The 2012 Silicon Desert Map & Calendar (due out this November).

Be included in the exclusive synergistic map/calendar titled SILICON DESERT, a powerful industry symbol that effectively brings together – the Arizona’sindustry leaders on one promotional poster displayed all year and distributed worldwide.”  Our unique media simultaneouslybrings you an audience of Arizona’s best and most-trusted brands.

View the large sample at

See more information on the project at

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SILICON DESERT Map is an industry icon recognized worldwide.

Poster/Calendars stay displayed all year and viewed many times.

Distributed locally, nationally, and worldwide to corp. offices and overseas affiliates.

  • Map impressions = (10,000 posters) x 3 views per day x 1 year = over 10 Million impressions!
  • Promotional mix of the map, calendar, and custom imprint lend promotion effectiveness; collectively, ensuring your company’s brand is –displayed and regularly viewed– by your relevant audience.  –Inculcating your message for one full year!

Promotion Effectiveness

  • Promotes your company as an industry leader; choice employer; and world-class innovator.
  • Touts your commitment to the region and  worldwide.
  • 10,000+ copies distributed worldwide.
  • 95%+ display rate!
  • Exacting graphic designs. –Suitable of framing!
  • Rich foil custom imprint – your “mini billboard”, features your message. –Clearly readable from 25ft.
  • Practical 12 Month Calendar: Keeps your target audience looking at your custom imprint, all year.
  • Foil embossed header. –Creates quality impression and appearance.
  • Hosted online with interactive logos offering direct links to your website.  80,000 -100,000+ hits, per months.
  • Airport Signage –  We offer sponsorship of the SILICON DESERT Map on a large backlit signs at PHX.
  • Print, Internet and Airport advertising, for a fair investment!

“Maps are a universal medium for communication, easily understood and appreciated by most people, regardless of language or culture.” –Merriam 1996.

Options and Special Rates for AZBio Members :

  1. $995.00 – Ad Space (i.e., Logo URL and Facility Photo).  Insertion: 10,000+ copies.
  2. $1,545.00 – Ad Space, includes 100 custom imprinted 20” x 30” poster/calendars (Imprint set-up is needed fee for new accounts or changes).
  3. $8,900.00 – 1 Year Corporate Airport Sponsor (1ft x 1ft Ad Space) at Phoenix Sky Harbor international Airport

For more information contact:

Mike Desrosiers

Silicon Maps, Inc.
925.314.1130  ext.11  |

Join AZBio at the Personalized Medicine World Conference

The Journey to Commercialization

PMWC 2012′s “Into The Clinic” session delves into both companies’ and clinicians’ perspectives with a particular focus on the benefits that patients presently gain from Personalized Medicine, as well as on approaches arriving in the near future.

This is one of six sessions showcased in the PMWC 2012 program.    Join AZBio and come build your knowledge-base by interacting with Personalized Medicine’s VIP players …only at the PMWC 2012.

View partial list of PMWC 2012 speakers

The PMWC Program Includes:

  • Emerging Technologies, chaired by Lee Hood, Institute for Systems Biology
  • Into The Clinic, chaired by Ralph Snyderman, Duke University
  • Regulatory Myths & Facts, chaired by Larry Lesko, UF
  • Economics: Payer Session, chaired by Felix Frueh, Medco
  • Rx/Dx Opportunities, chaired by Scott Patterson, Amgen & Mara Aspinall, Ventana MS
  • NextGen Health IT, chaired by Brett Davis, Oracle Health

View PMWC 2012 program developing here!



Conference Details:
Date: January 23-24, 2012
Location: Computer History Museum, Mountain View. Click here for map and directions
Accommodations: Reserve your PMWC 2012 rate today
Contact Information: Tal Behar-

Should Germany be your medical device’s gateway to Europe

U.S. Commercial Service Webinar:  Germany –  Top Choice for U.S. Medical Technology

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Time: noon EDT/ 11 a.m. CDT/ 9 a.m. PDT
Place:  Online webinar on your computer
Fee: $75 per person

Join the U.S. Commercial Service’s webinar to gain expertise in using Germany as your gateway into the European Union as well as understanding the reimbursement challenges faced by American companies selling to the German Healthcare Market.  The German Healthcare Market is the largest in Europe.  It was 11.6 % of GDP (2009); employed 5.4 million people; and accounted for expenditures of € 278.3 billion in 2009.  According to the German Medical Technology Association (BVMed), the medical devices segment employed 170,000 and generated expenditures of
€ 25 billion in 2009.Continue reading