AZBio In The Loop for the Week of August 14, 2017


AZBio will honor Carol Bender, MSSS, of the University of Arizona as the Michael A. Cusanovich Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year at the 2017 AZBio Awards for her success in encouraging students to pursue careers in the life sciences. 


 AZBio Member News

AZBio Welcomes Three New Board Members

The AZBio Board of Directors have elected Sergio Gazic of BioAccel, Richard Bowen of Northern Arizona University, and Galen Perry of TGen to serve as part of the AZBio leadership team.

Salutaris Medical Devices, Inc. announces start of a clinical trial investigating the SMD-DA ophthalmic device for the treatment of neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration (nAMD) 

The trial, “A prospective study of episcleral brachytherapy for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration”, has the primary objective to determine the safety, including surgeon ease of use and subject tolerability, of the SMD-DA system concomitant with an anti-VEGF treatment regimen.

Corporate Growth Spurs Major Phoenix Expansion for Pinnacle Transplant Technologies

Pinnacle Transplant Technologies is expanding its Phoenix headquarters as part of its ongoing mission to improve lives around the world. The company will be adding 15,000 square feet of administrative office space by the end of September 2017 and plans to dedicate its existing facility entirely toward the production of its innovative products. 

Opportunity Alerts

Put Your Best Face Forward: AZBio Picture Day

The newspaper just called and they need your head shot for a story they are writing about you or your company. Your website needs to be updated and the last good photo you have is a “selfie” from 2015.  You have been using a “favorite photo” for over a decade. It used to look just like you!  Sound familiar?  Sign up to get a new professional head shot at CEI on AZBio Picture Day – Sep 12, 2017 – Phoenix. 

From Founder To Leader – A Mastermind Class for First Time Company Founders

The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation is launching the CEI Mastermind Learning Series, and applications for the first course From Founders to Leaders are due Friday, September 1st.

Apply for the Fall 2017 Arizona Innovation Challenge

Get Ready To Accept The Challenge !! Applications are now open.

Apply Today for the 2017 BIO Investor Forum In San Francisco

  • Meet one-on-one with new and current investors, analysts, and partnering companies.
  • Get the pulse on the latest life sciences investment trends from sophisticated investment and company executives.
  • Showcase your company story in presentations to qualified investors.
  • Network with peers, investors and potential partners.
  • AZBio Members Save $400

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  

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!

If we all use the  AZBio Career Center to post career opportunities, we will begin to build a body of evidence that Arizona is a high quality jobs creator.  You can help by sharing with candidates and asking HR to post your company’s jobs there too!  


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Arizona Innovation Challenge Workshop

  • Aug 15, 2017 – Phoenix

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

Arizona Innovation Challenge Workshop

  • Aug 18, 2017 – Tucson

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
BIO Investor Forum 2017 (AZBio Members Save)

  • Oct 17, 2017 – San Francisco

Understand Your Genome Symposium

  • Nov 29, 2017 – Scottsdale

AZBio Trailblazers 2017 

  • Dec 14, 2017 – Phoenix

Save the date: AZBio Government Affairs Call: Thursday Sept. 14th at 3 PM 

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

 Click here to be added to the committee  

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Chairman’s Circle:  Bard Peripheral Vascular  * City of Phoenix * City of Tempe *  Johnson & Johnson * Roche 
Leadership Level:  Amanda Vega Consulting * Amgen * Arizona Science Center  *  BusinessWire * City of Scottsdale *  Cord Blood Registry (CBR) * Dignity Health * Genentech  * Janssen Biotech * KCA * Medtronic Tempe Campus * New Angle Media * Pfizer * PhRMA * Pinnacle Transplant Technologies * Roche Diagnostics *  TGen * The Biodesign Institute at ASU * UA BIO5 * Ulthera * University of Arizona * Ventana Medical Systems * VWR   
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