AZBio In the Loop for the Week of May 8, 2017


One Billion Reasons 

Why University Research Has a Brighter Future in Arizona

The Arizona Legislature has voted to approve a plan to invest

 $1 Billion in Arizona’s University Research Infrastructure. 


A Bit About Budgets – 

News from Washington DC to Washington Street 

Last week was a busy week on the Budget Front as President Trump signed  a $1 Trillion spending package that funds the federal government through the end of September and the Arizona Legislature sent its $9.8 Billion Budget Packet to Governor Ducey.  Both spending plans send a strong message that research matters. 

Call to Action:   Angel Investor Tax Credit  

On June 16, 2015, the ACA certified an allotment of tax credits that caused the $20 million Angel tax credit “cap,” originally instituted in 2006, to become fully subscribed. Accordingly, the ACA is presently unable to certify further investments for Angel tax credits. HB2191 would authorize the ACA to approve an additional $2.5 million in Angel Investor Tax Credits in FY 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.  We expect the legislature to adjourn sine die this week.  Please call or email your legislators today.  Let them know that you live in their district and and ask them to support innovation in and investment in Arizona by supporting HB2191.  If you choose to call, feel free to share your message with staff or leave a voice message.     Find My Legislators 

 Arizona Bioscience Week is our opportunity 

to showcase the best of our industry and connect our community.  

There are lots of ways to get involved.  

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Events  – Committees – Savings

Nominations are open for the 2017 AZBio Awards. Click here to learn more…

Upcoming Events

2017 BIO International Convention

  • Jun 19 – 22, 2017 – San Diego

RESI San Diego

  • Jun 19, 2017 – San Diego – AZBio Members Save $100 

Opal Medical Devices Summit

  • Jun 26, 2017 – Minneapolis – SPECIAL OFFER

The MedTech Conference 2017

  • Sep 25, 2017 – San Jose – AZBio Members Save 15%

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. 

 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 



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