AZBio In The Loop for the week of September 23, 2019



Monica Kraft, MD of the University of Arizona named Arizona Bioscience Researcher for the Year

Monica Kraft, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Medicine and The Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, and deputy director of the UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center, will be honored as the Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year for her work on precision medicine therapies to treat severe asthma.

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Innovative Data and Analytics Platform to Accelerate Drug Development for Rare Diseases

Launched by C-Path and NORD through an FDA grant, the goal of the new platform is to accelerate the development of cures by addressing the need to better characterize rare diseases.

INanoBio to Receive Up to $5.4 Million to Develop an Epigenetic Sequencer for Detecting WMD Exposures

INanoBio, a startup developing early stage disease diagnostics by combining semiconductor nanotechnology with biotechnology and machine learning, to receive up to $5.4 Million over four years as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract worth up to $27.8 Million awarded to consortium led by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York.

NeuroEM Study Reports Alzheimer’s Memory Loss Reversed by New Head Device Using Electromagnetic Waves

Just released new results in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease indicate that in-home treatment with a bioengineered head device emitting electromagnetic waves reversed memory impairment of Alzheimer’s patients (AD).

Kalos Therapeutics Signs Letter of Intent with Oncology Pharma

Kalos Therapeutics is developing a platform of drugs containing multiple arrays of natriuretic peptide which have demonstrated a broad spectrum of anti-tumor activity with negligible or no known adverse effects.

Arizona Delegation Members Urge Congressional Leaders to Lower Health Care Costs and Protect Jobs by Repealing the Medical Device Tax

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan letter from members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation urges Congressional leaders to permanently repeal the medical device tax. 

Bright lights, big science: Revolutionary laser instrument receives $4.7 million boost from the National Science Foundation

Deep within the subterranean confines of Building C—the latest addition to the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University—a pathbreaking machine is quietly taking shape. Designed to unlock some of nature’s tiniest and most fleeting mysteries, the Compact X-ray Free Electron Laser (CXFEL) is the only instrument of its kind in the world.

Hushabye Nursery is telling their story with a new video

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is the diagnosis given to infants that are withdrawing from opiates due to exposure prenatally. Neonatal withdrawal can take up to 8 weeks.  Hushabye Nursery provides a therapeutic and inviting environment of short-term medical care to infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and their families. They offer non-judgmental support, education and counseling to families in a cost-effective manner.  

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AZBio Talent Challenge

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

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

The AZBio Member Company that posts the most job opportunities will have their job postings at the TOP OF THE LIST!

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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 here

It’s Time to Apply for the 2020 Flinn Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program  

The Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program offers early-stage Arizona bioscience firms an opportunity to apply for $30,000 in non-dilutive funding and a robust package of benefits.

Applications open on Sept. 16th and close on Monday, Nov 4th 2019.

Learn more and apply here

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There are 92 Jobs at the AZBio Career Center.

Chief of Staff

Critical Path Institute – Tucson

Director, Electronic Patient-Reported Outcome Consortium and Assistant/Associate Director, Patient-Reported Outcomes

Critical Path Institute – Tucson

Scientific Director, Transplant Therapeutics Consortium

Critical Path Institute – Tucson, AZ, United States

Quantitative Medicine Scientist

Critical Path Institute – Tucson, AZ, United States

Biotechnology Associate

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP – San Diego

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