AZBio In The Loop for the Week of May 20 2019


Is your organization an AZBio Member?

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AZBio is committed to making Arizona top tier  bioscience state.  We work with our members to make this vision a reality and provide resources and support to help them succeed.  

AZBio is working on the print edition of the  2019-2020 AZBio Membership Directory. If you don’t see your organization in the online directory, CONTACT AZBIO to learn how to be included.

Who Inspires You?  Nominate them for an AZBio Award!

Nominations are now open for the 2019 AZBio Awards that will be held on October 2, 2019 at the peak of Arizona Bioscience Week. 

Click here to learn more  (Application Deadline is May 31st)

Applications for the Student Discovery Zone are now open. 

Click here to submit your poster abstract

Tell Your Story and Show your Support for Arizona’s Bioindustry

Click here to reserve your page in the AZBio Special Supplement in the September/October issue of AzBusiness Magazine

Ad reservation deadline is August 1st.

 AZBio Member News

Peptides show promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer

Cancer is a protean disease, assuming many forms and disguises. Despite enormous strides in research in past decades, some cancers remain persistently lethal.

Northern Arizona University Recognizes Retired CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona With Honorary Doctorate Degree

Rich Boals, retired President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona was recognized for his commitment and contributions he has made to healthcare and the community through his leadership. 

SenesTech Announces Financial Results and Appointment of Ken Siegel as Chief Executive Officer

Hospitality-veteran and former Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Ken Siegel Named Chief Executive Officer – Dr. Loretta Mayer to remain Chair and Chief Scientific Officer Promotes New WHO Guidelines to Reduce Risk of Dementia While Focusing on Better Health at Lower Costs

The UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) released the latest Risk Reduction Guidelines for Alzheimer’s at today’s Dementia Forum X.

Paradigm Diagnostics Announces the Addition of Industry Executive Mara Aspinall to the Board of Directors as Part of the Series B Extension Closing Totaling $15 Million

Paradigm Diagnostics, a leading precision medicine company focused on comprehensive cancer testing, announced the addition of Mara Aspinall, Managing Director of BlueStone Venture Partners to the Board of Directors as part of the closing of Paradigm’s $15 million Series B fundraising.

New BIO Report: More Progress Needed in Innovation of Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutics

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released a new report, The State of Innovation in Highly Prevalent Chronic Diseases Volume IV: Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutics, the fourth in a series on the innovation landscape of highly prevalent, chronic diseases. 

New EMS Bachelor’s Degree Program Starts This Fall At UA College of Medicine – Tucson

One of a few programs in the nation administered through a clinical department, the UA Bachelor of Science major and minor in EMS is designed to enhance emergency medical professionals’ leadership and clinical skills, preparing them for a future in prehospital medicine.

Novel Study Discovers ‘Metabolic Fingerprint’ to Help Treat, Diagnosis and Prevent Cervical Cancer

UA Researchers identified ‘metabolic signatures’ to distinguish HPV, pre-cancerous cervical conditions and cancer.

Report Highlights Pharmaceutical Sector Impact in Advanced Manufacturing

A New Report: Advanced manufacturing powering innovative  biopharmaceuticals, published by TEConomy Partners and PhRMA  illustrates the economic impact of the sector in the advanced manufacturing space.

Using Big Data to Prevent Cardiac Arrhythmias

Researchers at the University of Arizona and Banner Health will create alerts to identify patients at risk for developing heart rhythm disorders and sudden cardiac death, thanks to a $766,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Opportunity Alerts

The Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference – Apply to present

Are you looking for funding?  Click the link to learn more about RMLSIPC.  The sister conference to White Hat, RMLSIPC will be held In Vail, CO on Sept. 4-5, 2019.


Partnering Systems are open for  BIO and RESI.  

BIO 2019 – It Starts with One 

Jun 3 – 6 , 2019 – Philadelphia

Partnering is now open.  Sign up and start requesting meetings today today.

RESI Philadelphia
Jun 3, 2019 – Philadelphia
Specifically for early stage companies, RESI’s speed networking format is a great  way to make connections.  AZBio Members save $100 on registration with code.


There are 56 Jobs at the AZBio Career Center.

Senior Scientist – PathogenDx – Tucson

2019 Intern – EnduRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. – Tucson

Manufacturing Managern- NuvOx Pharma – Tucson

Specialist I, Quality Control Environmental Monitoring – CBR – Tucson

Scientific Review Officer – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Bethesda, MD,

Medical Technologist – Southern Arizona VA Health Care System – Tucson

Assistant Professor – Anatomy – Midwestern University – Glendale

Assistant Staff Scientist – University of Arizona – Tucson

M.S. in Biological Data Science – Arizona State University, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences – Glendale

Click here to view ALL opportunities or post positions at your  company.

Internship postings are always FREE

Events  – Committees – Savings

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The Arizona Legislature is now in session.

Each session, AZBio reviews all of the bills being considered by the Arizona Legislature and identifies the ones with impact on our industry.  These bills are then tracked on the AZBio Watch List.  Status on bills is updated weekly.  

Click here to access the AZBio Watch List

Save the date: AZBio Government Affairs Call: 

Thursday, June 13th at 3 PM  AZ/PDT

All AZBio Member Companies are welcome to join the AZBio Government Affairs Committee.  Click here to be added to the committee  


 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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