AZBio In the Loop for the week of July 24, 2017



AZBio just posted who will be honored at the 

2017 AZBio Awards.  Check it out!
Beginning in August, watch for a new story each week featuring our 
2017 AZBio Award Honorees. 

 AZBio Member News

Partnering with U.S. Army to improve Ebola detection

To catch a serial killer, homicide detectives must quickly and accurately find clues. Trace evidence left at a crime scene will eventually reveal the killer’s presence and identity, but the detectives first have to know what to look for.

BRAIN center gathers to ponder future, direction

For all its resiliency and creativity, the human brain is equally fragile and prone to disease. Millions around the world are affected by neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. In fact, a World Health Organization study found eight out of 10 disorders in the three highest disability classes are linked to neurological problems, a figure likely to increase, as the global elderly population is expected to double by 2050.

Insys Therapeutics, Inc. appoints Andrew G. Long as Chief Financial Officer

Insys Therapeutics, Inc.  announced today that Andrew G. Long has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective August 7, 2017.

Castle Biosciences’ Uveal Melanoma Test Receives Positive Medicare Local Coverage Determination and Commercial Insurance Positive Coverage Policies

Over 115 million lives now covered: Palmetto GBA issues final local coverage determination; Fourteen Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and Aetna release positive coverage policy 

Understand Your Genome Symposium    

Understand Your Genome® (UYG) will be held on November 29, 2017 in Scottsdale. The goal of the Understand Your Genome symposium is to facilitate the adoption of clinical whole genome sequencing as a means to advance human health through responsible, targeted, educational outreach.  This edition of Understand Your Genome is designed for those that seek to be among the first to understand and leverage genomics to aid in the management of both illness and wellness. Full Registration Includes: Attendance at the one-day symposium on November 29, 2017. Participants will also receive the TruGenome™ Predisposition Screen, clinical reports of the findings, and a visual display of their genomic information on the MyGenome web application.  

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. Want to host a AZBW event?   Contact AZBio  

AZ Business will feature Arizona’s Bioscience Industry in Sept/Oct Issue  Click here to learn more.  

Register to join us at the AZBio Awards for 
Music – Fun – Food – Great Connections – Student Discovery Zone and More.  

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Help us connect talent to opportunities!

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Events  – Committees – Savings

Have you signed up yet for the AZBio summer mixer  with the AZBio Board of Directors?

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Focusing on the Cure: CAR T Strategies

  • Aug 1, 2017 – Tempe

Chemical Development of Anticancer Drugs

  • Aug 2, 2017 – Tempe

22nd Annual Student Research Presentation Day at Barrow Neurological

  • Aug 2, 2017 – Phoenix

Microfluidics and Nanotechnology Tools for Early Diagnosis and Therapy of Cancer

  • Aug 9, 2017 – Tempe

After Hours Networking with the AZBio Board

  • Aug 17, 2017 – Phoenix
Healthcare Heroes

  • Aug 24, 2017 – Scottsdale

Put Your Best Face Forward: AZBio Picture Day

  • Sep 12, 2017 – Phoenix

MDMA Medical Technology Executive Forum (AZBio Members Save)

  • Sep 15, 2017 – Palo Alto

The MedTech Conference 2017 (AZBio Members Save)

  • Sep 25, 2017 – San Jose

RESI Boston 2017 (AZBio Members Save)

  • Sep 26, 2017 – Boston

Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference

  • Oct 2, 2017 – Vail

Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase

  • Oct 2, 2017 – Phoenix

BioInterface Workshop and Symposium

  • Oct 2, 2017 – San Diego

BMES Annual Meeting (AZBio Members Save)

  • Oct 11, 2017 – Phoenix

AZBio Awards 2017 (AZBio Members Save)

  • Oct 11, 2017 – Phoenix


  • Oct 16, 2017 – Tucson

Understand Your Genome Symposium

  • Nov 29, 2017 – Scottsdale

AZBio Trailblazers 2017 

  • Dec 14, 2017 – Phoenix

Save the date: AZBio Government Affairs Call: Thursday August 10th at 3 PM 

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

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