AZBio In The Loop for the Week of March 5, 2018





AZBio Day at the Capitol

March 15th  | 12:15 to 2 PM
Join us at Arizona’s Capitol for an update on  current legislation, a meeting with Senator Sean Bowie and the reading of the 2018 Arizona Bioscience Week Proclamation by Senator Bowie during the Senate Floor Session.

AZBio Member News

 Jason Field to Succeed Terri Kelly as President and CEO of W. L. Gore & Associates

Terri Kelly to retire from Gore after 35 years.  Jason Field to serve as President and CEO effective April 1, 2018 

INSYS Therapeutics Initiates Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Cannabidiol (CBD) Oral Solution for Treatment of Infantile Spasms

Pivotal study aims to evaluate safety and efficacy of company’s novel CBD product candidate in rare type of pediatric epilepsy

TGen-led Study Finds Potent Anti-Cancer Drug Effect in Rare Ovarian Cancer

Ponatinib is effective against SCCOHT, a type of ovarian cancer that mostly strikes young women and girls as young as 14 months

Doctoral Candidate’s Revolutionary Biosensor Research Earns Top Award

Chi-En Lin, a doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering, has won Metrohm USA’s Young Chemist Award 2018. This is the second year in a row a biomedical engineer from Assistant Professor Jeffrey La Belle’s Lab has won the award. 

Opportunity Alerts


Freedom From Cancer Start Up Challenge

The Center for Advancing Innovation and MedImmune have partnered to launch the Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge(FCSC). The FCSC will feature risk mitigated, and commercially viable inventions from leading research organizations. 

InnoSTARS 2018: Connect With Chinese Investors And Strategic Partners

Grow Faster By Going Global: Connect With Chinese Investors And Strategic Partners

Apply now to join AZBio’s CEO at InnoSTARS in Houston May 14-15, 2018


Tucson Symposium –  Hosted by Ventana

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Tucson Symposium

  • Mar 13, 2018 – Tucson

2018 Mark McKenna Lecture – Governor Michael O. Leavitt

  • Mar 14, 2018 – Tempe

AZBio Day at the Capitol

  • Mar 15, 2018 – Phoenix

CEI Design Days

  • Mar 20, 2018 – Phoenix

Bioscience and Baseball at Tempe Diablo Stadium

  • Mar 23, 2018 – Tempe – SOLD OUT

AZMN Living with Myeloma Conference

  • Mar 24, 2018 – Scottsdale

AZTC Medtech Conference

  • Mar 28, 2018 – Scottsdale

AZ-HCIF Family Office Forum

  • Apr 11, 2018 – Phoenix

2018 Arizona Cord Blood Conference

  • Apr 13, 2018 – Tempe

AZMN Cancer Caregivers Seminar

  • Apr 28, 2018 – Phoenix

BIO International Convention 2018

  • Jun 4, 2018 – Boston

The MedTech Conference

  • Sep 24, 2018 – Philadelphia

Arizona Bioscience Week 2018

  • Oct 1, 2018 – Chandler

2018 AZBio Awards

  • Oct 3, 2018 – Phoenix

White Hat 2018

  • Oct 4, 2018 – Phoenix 

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2018 AZBio Legislative Watch List

Save the date: AZBio Government Affairs Call: Thursday March 8th at 3 PM 
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