AZBio In the Loop for the Week of March 19, 2018

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Arizona Senate honors our Arizona Bioscience Community

You can read the Proclamation and watch the video here.

AZBio Member News

Castle Biosciences Announces Receipt of New York Laboratory Permit

Castle Biosciences, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostics to improve cancer treatment decisions, today announced that it has received its Clinical Laboratory Permit from the New York State Department of Health, including approval for three clinical tests. The receipt of the New York permit allows patients in that state to benefit from the Company’s DecisionDx®-Melanoma, DecisionDx®-UM and DecisionDx®-PRAME molecular diagnostic tests that provide actionable molecular information to inform patient care decisions.

Applications are open for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) is now accepting nominations for 2018. Awarded by the President of the United States, the NMTI is the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement. If you know of an individual, team, or company that has made an outstanding technological contribution to United States’ economic, environmental, or social well-being, you can submit nominations until the April 6 deadline. The nomination form, a sample recommendation letter, and FAQs are available on the NMTI website.

Destroy Pancreatic Cancer dedicates $1 million for unique TGen-designed clinical trial

Destroy Pancreatic Cancer, an Atlanta-based non-profit dedicated to finding better treatments for the most deadly of all cancers, is donating $1 million for a unique pancreatic cancer clinical trial designed by the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

Opportunity Alerts


Looking for Investors?  Applications are open for White Hat 2018

First Round Judging begins in May.  All applicants will know their status by August 1st.

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

 Tell us who inspires you…

Nominations are open for the 2018 AZBio Awards.  Learn More 
Applications are now open for the Student Discovery Zone.  Learn More

Post your open career opportunities today at

Who’s Hiring?  

Check out career opportunities with Critical Path Institute, Regenesis Biomedical, and Pinnacle Transplant Technologies.

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Events  – Committees – Savings

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CEI Design Days

  • Mar 20, 2018 – Phoenix

Mini-Medical School and the Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture present “You’re Going to Take My WHAT and Do WHAT With It?

  • Mar 22, 2018 – Phoenix

Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture: Dr. Lawrence J. Brandt, MD 

  • Mar 23, 2018 – Tucson

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

SBIR/STTR Arizona Regional Summit

  • Apr 4, 2018 – Tucson

Science Exposed at the Biodesign Institute

  • Apr 4, 2018 – Tempe

AZ-HCIF Family Office Forum

  • Apr 11, 2018 – Phoenix

2018 Arizona Cord Blood Conference

  • Apr 13, 2018 – Tempe

Focus On Lyme Scientific Conference and Dinner

  • Apr 26, 2018 – Paradise Valley

Lyme Disease Patient Forum

  • Apr 27, 2018 – Scottsdale

AZMN Cancer Caregivers Seminar

  • Apr 28, 2018 – Phoenix

InnoSTARS 2018

  • May 14, 2018 – Houston

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 April  12th at 3 PM 
All AZBio Members are welcome to join the AZBio Government Affairs Committee.  Click here to be added to the committee   Click here to download our 2018 Plans


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 Thank you to our AZBio Supporters

Legacy Level:  Arizona Commerce Authority * BIO *  Dorn Policy Group  * Flinn Foundation 
Chairman’s Circle:  Bard Peripheral Vascular  *  BusinessWire 
City of Phoenix * City of Tempe *  
Johnson & Johnson * Roche 
Leadership Level: Alliant Insurance * Amanda Vega Consulting * Amgen * Arizona Science Center * City of Scottsdale *  Cord Blood Registry (CBR) * Dignity Health * Genentech  * Janssen Biotech * KCA * Medtronic Tempe Campus * New Angle Media *   Northern Arizona University  *  Novartis  *  Pfizer *  PhRMA *  Roche Diagnostics *  TGen * The Biodesign Institute at ASU * UA BIO5 * Ulthera * University of Arizona * Ventana Medical Systems * VWR   
Sustaining Partners:  AdvaMed  * Affordable Image * Alliance Bank of Arizona *  Allergan  *  APS * Bank of America * Bristol-Myers Squibb *  EY * International Research Center * Merrill Lynch * Midwestern University * NFP *  PADT Medical * Pinnacle Transplant Technologies  *  Snell & Wilmer * U.S. Trust  

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