AZBio In The Loop for the Week of March 20, 2017


 Arizona Bioscience Week Proclamation in the Senate

Join AZBio and Members of Your Bioscience Community onWednesday, March 22, 2017 at 1:30 PM in the Senate Gallery.  Stand and be recognized as Senator Nancy Barto, Health and Human Services Committee Chair, recognizes the  work of our researchers, educators, innovators, and healthcare professionals as she proclaims the Week of October 8, 2017 as Arizona Bioscience Week.   PLEASE join us and help us fill the Senate Gallery!

Walking on the Moon: 

Reflections on the Future of Cancer

Greg C. Simon, J.D., Director, Biden Cancer Initiative, Biden Foundation and Former Executive Director, White House Cancer Moonshot Taskforce spoke in the ASU Biodesign Auditorium last Thursday.

TGen study of ASU football team produces largest known dataset for concussion diagnostics

TGen-Riddell partnership could help lead to advanced methods of injury and disease detectionContinue reading

Seven Arizona Bio Startups Named Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program Winners

Seven Arizona bioscience startup firms were competitively selected to participate in the 2017 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program, which was established to foster entrepreneurship and help early-stage bioscience companies develop into successful and sustainable businesses in Arizona.

SynCardia Names New VP of Manufacturing and Facilities

Brian Brogie has more than 30 years of manufacturing, process improvement and supplier management experience in highly regulated industries, including medical devices.

Axolotl Biologix Appoints Robert S. Kellar, Ph.D., as Chief Science Officer

Axolotl Biologix, an innovator in regenerative medicine technologies that improve patient outcomes with less pain and lower costs, today announced the appointment of Robert S. Kellar, Ph.D., as Chief Science Officer.

Axolotl Biologix Signs Exclusive Worldwide License for Protein Genomics’ Elastatropin®

Axolotl Biologix Signs Exclusive Worldwide License for Protein Genomics’ Elastatropin® to Drive Innovation in Regenerative Medicine Products for Wound Care 

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Upcoming Events

Arizona Bioscience Week Proclamation in the Senate

  • March 22, 2017 – 1:30 PM Senate Gallery 

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

Mini Med School: The War on Cancer

  • Apr 5, 2017 – Phoenix

Cord Blood Conference: Blazing Frontiers

  • Apr 13, 2017 – Phoenix

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

 Thursday, April 13th at 3 PM AZ/PDT

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

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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?

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