AZBio In the Loop for the week of Sept 9 2019


Biosensing Instrument to be honored with an AZBio Fast Lane Award

Biosensing Instrument has been named an AZBio Fast Lane Company and will be honored on October 2, 2019 at the AZBio Awards.

“Developing a new drug is one of the most expensive and complex innovation challenges,” stated Joan Koerber-Walker, president & CEO of AZBio.  “Biosensing Instrument, Inc. (BI), a Tempe based life science company, is transforming early drug discovery research at pharmaceuticals and academic laboratories around the world by enabling measurements that were not possible before.”

Don’t miss Arizona’s biggest biotech event of the year! 

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 AZBio Member News

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Professor Honored by National Academy of Inventors

TUCSON, Ariz. – Professor of Medicine and Phase 1 Program Director at the University of Arizona Cancer Center and the College of Medicine – Tucson Daruka Mahadevan, MD/PhD, has been recognized as a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors.

UA Awarded $1.4M Grant for Program that Supports Sleep Apnea Patients

Peers will help newly diagnosed sleep-apnea patients get the most out of CPAP treatment, which saves lives but is difficult for many patients to follow.

SBA Announces a Major Change to SBIR/STTR Data Rights Protection

On April 3, 2019, the Small Business Association (SBA) released a revised Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program policy directive, which went into effect May 2, 2019 (the “New Policy”).1 This New Policy made important and drastic changes to Data Rights protections afforded to SBIR/STTR awarded small business companies. Government contractors should understand these major changes and consider the impact on company operations related to commercialization of intellectual property developed with government funding.

PADT Adds the Faster, Larger and More Advanced Stratasys F900 Fused Deposition Modeling Additive Manufacturing System at its Tempe Headquarters

The F900 is the Most Capable System on the Market for Companies Who Need Large, 3D-Printed Production Parts in Small or Large Volume.

Roche launches VENTANA PD-L1 (SP142) Assay in CE markets as first companion diagnostic to identify triple-negative breast cancer patients eligible for treatment with Tecentriq

This launch represents an important step in Roche’s personalised healthcare strategy to fit treatments to patients who can benefit most from a specific medicine.

Each year 300,000 patients around the world are diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive disease with limited treatment options1,2

VENTANA PD-L1 (SP142) Assay helps identify triple-negative breast cancer patients most likely to benefit from treatment with Tecentriq plus chemotherapy

Opportunity Alerts

Arizona Bioscience Week:  

Life Changing Innovation in the 48th State

CHANDLER, Ariz — (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) today announced the final line up for the fourth annual Arizona Bioscience Week which will begin on September 30, 2019 and conclude on October 4, 2019.

Check out all of the opportunities to get connected at AZBW 2019


The 2020 Flinn Scholarship application is now open.

Apply by September 16.

Next spring, 20 of the most outstanding high-school seniors in Arizona will be selected as the 35th class of Flinn Scholars. 

It’s Time to Apply for the Fall 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge

Arizona Commerce Authority opens application window for the Fall 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge.

Applications will be accepted beginning on Thursday, September 5 through Friday, September 27 at 5 p.m MST

Learn more and apply at:


There are 74 Jobs at the AZBio Career Center.

Click here to view ALL opportunities or post positions at your  company.  

Help us show the world that Arizona’s Biotech Industry is hiring!

Between now and September 30, 2019 a basic 30 day job posting is FREE for all AZBio Member Companies.  We will then send out a statewide email  with all of the open jobs during Arizona Bioscience week.

Post your job opportunities today!

Internship postings are always FREE

Events  – Committees – Savings

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Developing the Commercial Spaceflight Research Marketplace: Challenges, Solutions and Benefits  

  • Sep 16, 2019 – Tempe

Arizona STEM and Innovation Summit

  • Sep 17, 2019 – Scottsdale

The MedTech Conference 2019

  • Sep 23, 2019 – Boston

Inaugural Interdisciplinary Cannabis Symposium hosted by The University of Arizona

  • Sep 25, 2019 – Tucson

2019 Arizona Wellbeing Commons Conference

  • Sep 27, 2019 – Phoenix

Arizona Bioscience Week – AZBW 2019

  • Sep 30, 2019 –

Leading Women: Biotech & Beyond

  • Sep 30, 2019 – Phoenix

Arizona BioPreneur Conference

  • Oct 1, 2019 – Phoenix

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

Innovator and Investor Reception at Arizona Science Center

  • Oct 3, 2019 – Phoenix


  • Oct 4, 2019 – Phoenix

TENWEST Impact Festival

  • Oct 11, 2019 – Tucson

Legal Lunch: 10 Things You Need to Know about Trade Secrets

  • Oct 15, 2019 – Phoenix

TENWEST: Idea Funding

  • Oct 17, 2019 – Tucson

BIO Investor Forum 2019

  • Oct 22, 2019 – San Francisco

Women’s Angel Investor Forum

  • Oct 23, 2019 – Phoenix

Mini-Medical School – Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture

  • Oct 28, 2019 – Phoenix

7th Annual Cure Corridor Luncheon

  • Dec 4, 2019 – Scottsdale

AZBio Trailblazer Awards and Legislator Appreciation Luncheon

  • Dec 12, 2019 – Phoenix

State Bio Friends Reception – JPM Week 2020

  • Jan 12, 2020 – San Francisco

15th Annual Non-Dilutive Funding Summit

  • Jan 15, 2020 – San Francisco

The next AZBio Government Affairs Call will be in September

Thursday, September 12th at 3 PM  AZ/PDT

All AZBio Members are welcome to join the AZBio Government Affairs Committee.  Click here to be added to the committee  

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AZBio Members saved over $3 Million via AZBio Purchasing Power in 2018. 

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 BIO *  City of Phoenix  *   Dorn Policy Group  * Flinn Foundation
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Leadership Level:  Amgen  *  Arizona Science Center * BD *   Cord Blood Registry (CBR) * Dignity Health * Genentech  * Janssen Biotech * KCA * Knobbe Martens  *  Medtronic Tempe Campus * New Angle Media *   Novartis   * Pfizer *  PhRMA *  Pinnacle Transplant Technologies  *  Roche Diagnostics * Sanofi US  *  Snell &Wilmer * TGen *  The Biodesign Institute at ASU * The University of Arizona  * UA  BIO5 * Ulthera * Ventana Medical Systems * VWR   
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