AZBio In The Loop for the Week of May 22, 2017



The Collaborative Gene and its impact on Life Science Ecosystem Development: An Arizona Business Case

On May 12, 2017, Governor Doug Ducey signed Arizona’s $9.8 billion 2018-2019 Budget which provides bonding authority for $1 billion for investments in University Research Infrastructure.    This investment continues a collaboration between the State of Arizona, Industry Leaders, Philanthropists, and Arizona’s Universities that is driving Arizona towards its goal of becoming a top-tier bioscience state that began 20 years ago with the founding of the Arizona Bioscience Cluster, Inc.  

Today we call it, AZBio.    

Remembering Milton Sommerfeld,

ASU’s ‘Wizard of Ooze’

Milton Sommerfeld, a professor at Arizona State University’s Department of Applied Biological Sciences at the Polytechnic School and globally recognized Algae Bioscience Pioneer  died on May 16. He was 76. 

 EpiFinder, Inc. Announces Analytics Software to Improve Epilepsy Diagnosis and Seizure Events

EpiFinder, Inc., announced its proprietary clinical decision analytics software to improve epilepsy syndrome diagnosis and seizure event management at the point-of-care. The early-stage Arizona company provides intelligent analytics and support to doctors, neurologists and healthcare professionals (Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and more) to enhance the lives of patients with epilepsy.

Accelerate Diagnostics Announces Closing of $79.3 Million Upsized Offering

Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AXDX), is an in vitro diagnostics company dedicated to providing solutions for the global challenge of antibiotic resistance and healthcare-associated infections.

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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Events  – Committees – Savings

Upcoming Events

What if We Could Harness the Capabilities of Our Own Immune System to Cure Cancer?

  • May 31, 2017 – Tempe

Arizona Myeloma Network’s CancerCaregivers Education Program©

  • Jun 3, 2017 – Chandler

CyberMed Summit

  • Jun 8, 2017 – PHOENIX

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


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.  

View the AZBio Watch List


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 Did you know that your fellow AZBio Members have put together special offers just for you?    Click here to learn more about product and services by AZBio Members for AZBio Members. 


Join  AZBio

AZBio is committed to making
Arizona a Top Tier Bioscience State. 

AZBio Members are making it happen!

View AZBio Member Directory

To learn more about AZBio click here     

 Thank you to our AZBio Supporters

Legacy Level:  Arizona Commerce Authority * Dorn Policy Group * Flinn Foundation
Chairman’s Circle:  Johnson & Johnson * Roche 
Leadership Level:  Amanda Vega Consulting * Amgen * Arizona Science Center  *  BIO * BusinessWire *City of Scottsdale * City of Tempe * Cord Blood Registry (CBR) * Genentech  * Janssen Biotech * KCA * Medtronic Tempe Campus * New Angle Media * Pfizer * Pinnacle Transplant Technologies * Roche Diagnostics *  The Biodesign Institute at ASU * UA BIO5 * Ulthera * University of Arizona * Ventana Medical Systems * VWR   
Sustaining Partners:  AdvaMed  * Alliance Bank of Arizona * Affordable Image * Allergan * Airgas * Bank of America * Bristol-Myers Squibb * Dignity Health * Eli Lilly * EY * International Research Center * Merrill Lynch * Northern Arizona University * PADT Medical * Snell & Wilmer *U.S. Trust  

AZBio Supporters make what we do possible.

 Download the AZBio Prospectus to learn more. 

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