In The Loop for the week of May 15, 2017

News and Events for Arizona’s Bioindustry


Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema visits Phoenix Arizona based VisionGate to meet with employees and learn about this innovative life science company.

VisionGate Seeks to Diagnose and Prevent Lung Cancer 



TGen distinguished professor honored by New York’s Columbia University

Dr. Daniel Von Hoff recognized by alumni of Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons for excellence in clinical medicine.


This White Hat Presenting Company just closed its funding at 157% of its target

The White Hat Life Science Investor Conference is hosted by AZBio and its regional partners in California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Utah in even numbered years.  In odd numbered years, the region hosts the Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference in Colorado.  Applications are currently open for the October conference in Vail. 

Oxford Finance and Silicon Valley Bank Close $20 Million Credit Facility with Castle Biosciences

Castle Biosciences is focused on delivering high value tests to improve cancer treatment. This expanded capital facility will be used to accelerate growth of our cutaneous melanoma test, DecisionDx®-Melanoma, and support our near-term pipeline,” said Derek Maetzold, president and chief executive officer of Castle Biosciences.

University of Arizona Startups Draw Silicon Valley Attention to Tucson

On May 3, four startups founded on inventions based on University of Arizona research made their pitches at an accelerator in one of the nation’s epicenters for technology and entrepreneurship: Silicon Valley.

We’re Changing Things Up!

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

This year we’re expecting over 1,000 guests from across the country to join us at the AZBio Awards so we are changing things up and having a Fiesta!

Music – Fun – Food – Great Connections – Student Discovery Zone and More.  

And,Yes, there is a bar.

Register early to join the celebration and SAVE!

 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.  

Contact AZBio to learn more.   

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Upcoming Events

2017 BIO International Convention

  • Jun 19 – 22, 2017 – San Diego

RESI San Diego

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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

Happy Sine Die!

Now that the Arizona Legislature has Adjourned Sine Die, the AZBio Government Affairs Committee is taking a break for the months of June and July.  Our Calls will resume in August…

Save the date: AZBio Government Affairs Call:

Thursday August 10th at 3 PM AZ

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 was updated weekly and is posted on under the Advocacy tab.  

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