AZBio In the Loop for the week of June 17 2019



Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2019 Receives Strong Support from Arizona’s Congressional Delegation

The Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2019 ( HR 2207 and S. 692) would permanently repeal the Medical Device Excise Tax.  The 2.3% levy on U.S. medical device sales went into effect in 2013 but was only in place for two years before Congress put a moratorium in place. When that ended in January 2018, a second moratorium was enacted that’s due to expire at the end of this year.

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IBM, KPMG, Merck and Walmart to Collaborate as Part of FDA’s Program to Evaluate the Use of Blockchain to Protect Pharmaceutical Product Integrity

The FDA pilot program explores innovative and emerging approaches for the tracing and verification of prescription products

Updated Guidance for Arizona Individual Income Taxpayers

The Arizona Department of Revenue issued the following guidance for individual income taxpayers now that the Arizona legislature has determined the matter of conforming to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Student Surprised with $25,000 Scholarship from the Arizona Lottery

Dario Alvarez plans a future as a pediatrician to serve underrepresented communities.

Helios Scholars at TGen prepares students for success

One intern seeks physician-scientist career after participating in real-life biomedical research at TGen

Aqualung Therapeutics Corporation Receives $1.7 Million National Institute of Health (NIH) Fastrack Award

AQUALUNG THERAPEUTICS CORPORATION receives a $1.7 MILLION National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fastrack award to develop a novel immune-based therapeutic anitibody for critically ill patients with acute  lung injury.


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AZBio 2019 – 2020 Member Directory

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The Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference – Apply to present

Are you looking for funding?  Click the link to learn more about RMLSIPC.  The sister conference to White Hat, RMLSIPC will be held In Vail, CO on Sept. 4-5, 2019.


RESI 2019 – Boston – Sept. 11, 2019

RESI is an established and ongoing conference series that provides an international venue for early-stage life science companies across Drugs, Devices, Diagnostics, and Digital Health, to source investors from around the globe, create relationships, and potentially, secure funding. The RESI Boston Conference includes opportunities for the earliest stage companies from the discovery stage through venture stage: companies seeking grants, seed, angel, series A, and series B funding. 


There are 63 Jobs at the AZBio Career Center.

Executive Director – Transplant Therapeutics Consortium 

Critical Path Institute (C-Path) – Tucson

Production Supervisor 

Pinnacle Transplant Technologies – Phoenix

Manufacturing Manager 

NuvOx Pharma – Tucson

Click here to view ALL opportunities or post positions at your  company.  Internship postings are always FREE

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The Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference

  • Sep 4, 2019 – Vail

RESI 2019 – Boston

  • Sep 11, 2019 – Boston

The MedTech Conference 2019

  • Sep 23, 2019 – Boston

Arizona Bioscience Week – AZBW 2019

  • Sep 30, 2019 – October 5, 2019

Discovering New Medicines in Arizona Summit

  • Oct 2, 2019 – Phoenix

AZBio Awards

  • Oct 2, 2019 – Phoenix

Cavendish Global Health Impact Forum

  • Oct 3, 2019 – Phoenix

AZBio Trailblazer Awards and Legislator Appreciation Luncheon

  • Dec 12, 2019 – Phoenix   

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