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FDA Grants “Fast Track” Status to Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals’ Lead Drug CPP-1X/sul for Treatment of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

CPP-1X/sul aims to prevent disease progression in patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

How a UA Lab Jumpstarted a National Phenomenon in Home DNA Ancestry Testing

The work was also instrumental and served as a foundation for UA’s selection as the first cohort of four (along with world-renowned medical centers at Columbia University, Northwestern University and the University of Pittsburgh) for the single largest competitive NIH award in Arizona’s history (greater than $43 million), as a part of the Precision Medicine Initiative.

SalutarisMD Featured on MetroWeek

SalutarisMD is developing a minimally invasive ophthalmic technology for the treatment of Wet AMD. The technology delivers a single dose of brachytherapy.

Arizona Alzheimer’s collaboration lands $5M grant

The research project is a collaborative effort between the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Banner Sun Health Research Institute, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), the Arizona State University-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center at the Biodesign Institute, and the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium. It also includes researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Students Use CyVerse to Help Predict Mosquito-Borne Diseases

A UA course employed the CyVerse computational resource to develop the proof of concept for a map that predicts the abundance of mosquitoes transmitting diseases such as Zika virus and Dengue fever across the U.S.

Axolotl Biologix Launches AxoBioFluid A™ an Ambient Temperature Amnion-Derived Allograft Fluid

Axolotl Biologix, an innovator in regenerative medicine technologies that improve patient outcomes with less pain and lower costs, announced that it will begin shipping its third amniotic allograft product, AxoBioFluid® A on October 1st of this year. 

We’re celebrating 20 years of progress across Arizona’s Life Science Cluster 

Check out our 32 page special supplement in the Sept/Oct Issue of AZ Business Magazine.  


Opportunity Alerts

Who’s Hiring?  

Check out career opportunities with AniCell Biotech, Arivis, C-Path, Primus Pharmaceuticals, and  Yavapai Regional Medical Center 

BIO 2018 Call For Sessions & Speakers

This is a great opportunity to show the world what great thought leaders we have in Arizona!

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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  

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BIOSA September Mixer

  • Sep 19, 2017 – Tucson
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
Helping Cancer Caregivers in the Workplace

  • Sep 30, 2017 – Scottsdale

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
21st Annual IdeaFunding Conference

  • Oct 17, 2017 – Tucson

AZBio Trailblazers 2017 

  • Dec 14, 2017 – Phoenix
State Biotech Kick Off Reception – JPM Week

  • Jan 7, 2018 – San Francisco

Biotech Showcase 2018  (AZBio Members Save)

  • Jan 8-10, 2018 – San Francisco

Digital Medicine and Medtech Showcase  (AZBio Members Save)

  • Jan 8-10, 2018 – San Francisco

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