AZBio In The Loop for the week of June 18, 2018


AZBio Launches Summer Talent Challenge

“Connecting Talent with Opportunity” takes on a new meaning with up to ten  FREE 30-day Standard Job Postings for AZBio Members on the AZBio Career Center.

We’re ramping up for Arizona Bioscience Week.  Join us by taking advantage of this special offer for  AZBio Member Companies beginning  June 1st and ending September 30th, 2018.  Each time you post a job or upload your resume you will be entered into a drawing for TWO tickets to the 2018 AZBio Awards during Arizona  Bioscience Week. Two tickets will go to the winning job seeker and two to the winning recruiter/hiring manager. 

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AMAG Announces Plans to Sell CBR® to GI Partners for $530M

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG)  announced, on June 15, 2018, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to divest Cord Blood Registry (CBR®) to GI Partners, a private equity investment firm, for $530 million in an all cash sale. The parties expect to close the transaction in the third quarter of 2018.

GI Partners will also simultaneously acquire  California Cryobank (CCB), the world’s premier donor sperm and egg bank in a combined transaction. 

Epinephrine Nasal Spray in Development for Treatment of Anaphylaxis Shows Promise as Potential Alternative to Intramuscular Injection

Allergy sufferers who experience anaphylaxis—an acute, life-threatening allergic reaction requiring urgent treatment—may soon have a new delivery option for receiving a timely dose of epinephrine to avoid a potentially fatal outcome.

Photometrics® and arivis Form New Partnership for Big Data Image Acquisition and Handling Photometrics Scientific CMOS, EMCCD and CCD Cameras

 U.S.-based camera company Photometrics and German-based software company arivis, have teamed up to provide imaging and big data handling solutions to researchers to streamline their science. This partnership provides new imaging technology and software to produce more detailed data while handling those data efficiently.  Photometrics is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.  Arivis, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of arivis, is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Startup Licenses UA-invented Disruptive Biopsy Device

Company targets accelerated diagnosis and treatment of cancer by providing optimal tissue samples for effective personalized medicine

SenesTech Reaches a Distribution Agreement with Bug Off Pest Control Center of New York City for ContraPest®

SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES), a developer of proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, today announced a distribution agreement with Bug Off Pest Control Center (“Bug Off”) for ContraPest®. In addition to distribution, Bug Off will be marketing and selling ContraPest throughout its network, and providing ongoing training to pest management professionals (PMPs) in the Greater New York area.

Opportunity Alerts


Looking for Investors?  Applications are open for White Hat 2018

Application Deadline is July 1st.
All applicants will know their status by August 1st.

Tell us who inspires you…

Nominations are open for the 2018 AZBio Awards.  Learn More 

Nominations close July 1st. 

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Legal Lunch – Challenging the Validity of Patents: What You Need to Know 

  • Jul 10, 2018 – Phoenix

CEI Design Days

  • Jul 10, 2018 – Phoenix

KEYS Research Showcase

  • Jul 20, 2018 – Tucson

AZBio End of Summer Reception

  • Aug 23, 2018 – Phoenix

RESI Healthtech Week

  • Sep 5, 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

Telemedicine & Telehealth  Service Provider Summit (SPS)

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AZBio Trailblazer Awards and Legislator Appreciation Luncheon

  • Dec 13, 2018 – Phoenix 

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