AZBio In The Loop for the Week of December 18, 2017




Thank you to our elected leaders and all of the AZBio Members  who joined us to honor them at Trailblazers 2017!

During our Trailblazers panel discussion, Dr. Andy Theodorou shared with us the important opportunity for each of us to become part of the All of Us research program.  You can help shape the future of medicine.  To learn how, click here 

AZBio Member News

Beacon Biomedical Inc. Announces the Launch of Its BeScreened™-CRC Test for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Phoenix, AZ.—Beacon Biomedical Inc., a medical diagnostic development company and CLIA laboratory based in Phoenix Arizona, today announced the launch of BeScreened™-CRC, a blood-based laboratory developed test (LDT) for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening that is 95% accurate at detecting CRC in adults ages 50-75 years of age with an overall 91% sensitivity and 86% specificity for CRC stages I-IV. Preliminary study findings also indicate a greater than 60% sensitivity for detecting precancerous polyps (advanced adenomas).

C-Path receives COA qualification from FDA for the Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder Scale (SMDDS)

Critical Path Institute‘s (C-Path) Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Consortium announces its first clinical outcome assessment (COA) qualification from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder Scale (SMDDS). This qualification of the SMDDSfor exploratory use represents a major milestone for the PRO Consortium and specifically for the Depression Working Group, and is the culmination of a multi-year collaboration between FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and the PRO Consortium.

Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and TGen Poised to Create Early Detection Test for Pancreatic Cancer

$5.13 million National Cancer Institute grant funds research to help identify patients before the disease causes symptoms or spreads

UA Project Tackles Challenge of Making Safer Melons

With funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, researchers will develop new disinfectants, grow new breeds of melons, and educate farmers, retailers and consumers on safe melon production practices.

New imaging technology peers deep into the unfathomed 3D world of living single cells to advance disease diagnostics

Medical imaging technology like MRIs and CT scans have revolutionized the way patients are diagnosed with injuries and disease by enabling doctors to non-invasively look beneath the patient’s skin.

Opportunity Alerts


MedTech Innovator $500K Competition and Accelerator now accepting applications

The final deadline for applications is Jan. 26, 2018. Companies that apply in December will receive a priority review, so you are encouraged to apply today.

AZBio Members – Lock-in Your Savings for BIO 2018 by January 12th.  

Save Big When You Are Ready to Register for BIO 2018 in Boston.As a valued member of a state biotech association, we’re offering you the opportunity to lock in a significant discount on two premier BIO 2018 registration packages: Convention Access and Convention Access & Partnering.  Registration is not required at this point. By signing up, you are locking in the discount. Simply complete the form, and you will be sent your discount code prior to registration opening in January. It’s that easy!

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State Biotech Kick Off Reception – JPM Week (Tickets are going fast!)

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Biotech Showcase 2018  (AZBio Members Save)

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Digital Medicine and Medtech Showcase  (AZBio Members Save)

  • Jan 8-10, 2018 – San Francisco
Understand Your Genome Symposium 

  • Feb 22, 2018 – Scottsdale
Arizona Bioscience Week 2018

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2018 AZBio Awards

  • Oct 3, 2018 – Phoenix

White Hat Investors Conference during AZBW 2018

  • Oct 3-4, 2018 – Phoenix

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