AZBio In The Loop for the Week of March 6, 2017


Sharing Arizona Bioindustry News in Washington DC

AZBio delivered data on life-changing innovation and the economic impact of Arizona’s life sciences industry to Arizona’s Congressional Delegation last week in meets with 10 of Arizona’s 11 Congressional offices. 

Get the Facts on Drug Costs at

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) launched on March 2, 2017.  This new interactive web tool is designed to help healthcare stakeholders gain a better understanding of the true facts surrounding drug costs, spending and value.

Longtime Arizona leader Jack Jewett to retire as Flinn Foundation CEO

Jack B. Jewett will retire as Flinn Foundation President and CEO at the end of September, concluding more than eight years of service in which the foundation expanded and enhanced its program areas to better serve Arizona.

HTG Molecular Diagnostics Unveils New Direct-Target Sequencing Chemistry to Launch in First Quarter 2017

HTG Molecular Diagnostics Unveils New Direct-Target Sequencing Chemistry to Launch in First Quarter 2017 

PCH reports on Innovative Treatment for Children with Frequent Migraine Headaches

Interventional radiology method is safe and effective within minutes, with no complications

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Maintaining and growing our university research infrastructure is key to growing our industry and our state. Please send AZBio your letter on why you support Governor Ducey’s plan to invest $1 Billion dollars in our University Research Infrastructure and AZBio will deliver it to the Capitol  along with the letters we are collecting from leaders across the state.

Click the links to download the letter template and fact sheet.   

Click here to send an email to YOUR legislators.  Your voice matters! 

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Join us March 28th and 29th  – Learn more at REGISTER TODAY!  

Upcoming Events

21st Annual Children’s Neuroscience Symposium
Mar 13, 2017 – Scottsdate
11th Annual Living with Myeloma Conference:
Mar 18, 2017 – Scottsdale
Mark McKenna Healthcare Management Lecture with Special Guest Eric Topol
Mar 22, 2017 – Tempe
2017 SBIR/STTR Arizona Regional Summit
Mar 23, 2017 – Tucson
Connecting the Dots…Healthcare Technology & Interoperability
Mar 24, 2017 – Scottsdate

AZBio Expo: The Changing Face of Healthcare
March 28 & 29 – Tempe
Cord Blood Conference: Blazing Frontiers
Apr 13, 2017 – Phoenix

Save the date – our next AZBio Government Affairs Committee call is

 Thursday, March 9th at 3 PM AZ/MTN

All AZBio Members are welcome to join the AZBio Government Affairs Committee. 

 Click here to be added to the committee 

The AZBio Legislative Watch List
 contains information on bills that impact our industry at the Arizona Legislature.  The list is updated weekly and posted on under the Advocacy tab.  View the AZBio Watch List

AZBio Leadership will be traveling to Washington DC to meet with our Congressional Delegation on April 4-5.  Want to join us in DC?

  Contact AZBio to learn more. 


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