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Draft Legislation for User Fee Reauthorization Released on April 14, 2017

On April 14, 2017, the leaders of the Senate and House health committees  released a discussion draft of bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Food and Drug Administration user fee agreements.

HTG Molecular Diagnostics and Daiichi Sankyo Complete Master Services Agreement

HTG Molecular Diagnostics has entered into a master services agreement with Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (Daiichi Sankyo) for work to be performed in HTG’s VERI/O laboratory. The initial project includes the development of a custom assay for the detection of nearly 3,000 mRNA targets using the HTG EdgeSeq technology.

NuvOx Pharma receives $300K NHLBI Award

The NHLBI Grants NuvOx Pharma a $300k Grant to Study the Effects of their Oxygen Therapeutic on in Myocardial Infarction in a Pig Model.

I-ACT for Children established to catalyze pediatric therapeutics clinical research & education

New non-profit institute to work with public and private stakeholders to enable research and education on innovative treatments to enhance healthcare for children.

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Nomination: 40 Under 40
Deadline: April 27
Nominations are now open for the Phoenix Business Journal’s  40 Under 40 class of 2017. Please nominate members of our bioscience and healthcare community (or yourself) so that we have a great showing again this year
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Nominations are now open for the AZBio Awards during Arizona Bioscience Week.   Click here to learn more.  

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Join your AZBio Board of Directors, AZBio Members, and Guests as we come together with members of the Southern Arizona life science community at Ventana Medical Systems,Inc., a member of the Roche Group on Thursday, April 20th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

Upcoming Events


  • Apr 18, 2017 – Tucson

The Health of Americans in a New Political Order

  • Apr 18, 2017 – Tucson


  • Apr 20, 2017 – Tucson

Beer and Bio with the AZBio Board

  • Apr 20, 2017 – Oro Valley

UA|BIO5 Interdisciplinary Series – Biomedical Sensors & Diagnostics

  • Apr 25, 2017 – Tucson

Science Exposed: Bringing Science to Life through the Arts

  • Apr 26, 2017 – Tempe

SBIR Road Tour – Phoenix

  • May 5, 2017 – Phoenix

2017 BIO International Convention

  • Jun 19 – 22, 2017 – San Diego

RESI San Diego

  • Jun 19, 2017 – San Diego – AZBio Members Save $100 – Early Bird Ends this Friday!

Opal Medical Devices Summit

  • Jun 26, 2017 – Minneapolis – SPECIAL OFFER

The MedTech Conference 2017

  • Sep 25, 2017 – San Jose

Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference

  • Oct 2, 2017 – Vail – APPLY TO PRESENT TODAY

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AZBio Government Affairs Committee Call

Thursday, May 11th 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

 Maintaining and growing our university research infrastructure is key to growing our industry and our state.

Please let your elected leaders know why you support Governor Ducey’s plan to invest $1 Billion dollars in our University Research Infrastructure.   

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


VWR International helps accelerate scientific innovation by providing the most effective and efficient solutions — products, equipment and services — for the life science industry so they can focus on what’s truly important: discovery.

VWR enables those solutions and eliminate process complexities through their value proposition of Product ChoiceDifferentiated Services, and Operational Excellence.    For more than 15 years, VWR and BIO, have combined their core strengths to offer solutions that advance scientific innovation in the life sciences. The BIO-VWR program includes special pricing agreements with major manufacturers, plus many other member-only benefits. Enrollment is as simple as completing a one-page enrollment form/agreement. Contact your local VWR sales representative or BIO. 

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