AZBio In The Loop for the Week of November 5, 2018



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 7 million people in Arizona.  
Over 5.3 million are over 18 years of age.  That is 76.7%.
According to the AZ Secretary of State website, as of November 2018
there were over 3.7 million Arizonans registered to vote.

AZBio Member News

City of Hope, TGen announce letter of intent to build cell therapy manufacturing facility in Phoenix

The move would enable the organizations to meet a demand for clinical cell therapies that is expected to grow 42 percent annually over the next decade. 

Symple Surgical Secures NIH Grant & Angel Investment

One of Moonshot at NACET’s first business incubator and accelerator clients, Symple Surgical, Inc. (SSI), is graduating from the entrepreneurial program and relocating to Flagstaff Airport Airpark after securing significant grants and angel investment funds.

Arizona universities use TRIF money to expand research, build facilities, launch startups

Since its inception as part of Proposition 301, TRIF, as it’s commonly known, has raised $1 billion for Arizona State UniversityNorthern Arizona University, and University of Arizona to be used for research in health and the biosciences and other science fields, tech transfer, and workforce development.

UA Professor Receives Grant for Innovative Research in Preventing Heart Failure

 A University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix researcher has received a $393,493 grant from the National Institutes of Health to further her research in reducing the risk of heart failure in patients with high blood pressure. The NIH grant will allow Taben Hale, PhD, to study cardiac fibroblasts.

C-Path, CHDI and CDISC announce therapeutic area user guide for Huntington’s Disease

The Huntington’s Disease Regulatory Science Consortium (HD-RSC), launched in March 2018 by the Critical Path Institute (C-Path) and CHDI Foundation, today, along with the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), announce the open availability of a newly developed Huntington’s Disease Therapeutic Area User Guide.

HTG Molecular Appoints Dr. Maureen T. Cronin as Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President

HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTGM) (HTG), a provider of instruments, reagents, and services for molecular profiling applications, today announced the appointment of Maureen T. Cronin, Ph.D., as the Company’s Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President as of November 16, 2018. Dr. Cronin is a veteran biotechnology, translational  science and diagnostic executive. 

Opportunity Alerts

 Applications close at Midnight on 
 Monday, November 5th.

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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.
It’s time to start planning for J P Morgan Healthcare Week
Visit the AZBio JPM Page for information on BIO Partnering, key events for networking with and pitching to investors.  
Join us on Sunday for the State Bio Friends Kick Off Reception at JPM.
The access code is “azbio2019“. 

The AZBio Trailblazer Awards on Thursday, December 13th is your opportunity to connect with friends during the holiday season AND  build relationships with our elected leaders.
Learn more and register today.  


Who’s Hiring? Click here to find out.  

In the Spotlight: 

V.P., Clinical Research

Regenesis Biomedical, Inc. – Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Director of the School of Life Sciences 

Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ, United StatesDirector Neuroimmunology Academic/Research Division

Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) – Phoenix, AZ, United States

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VR for Good at UAT

  • Nov 5, 2018 – Tempe

MDMA’s 21st Annual Coverage, Reimbursement and Health Policy Conference

  • Nov 7, 2018 – Washington

Mini Medical School – Good Bacteria – Bad Bacteria

  • Nov 7, 2018 – Phoenix

2018 World Cord Blood Day

  • Nov 15, 2018 – USA

Hacking the Human – Conference and Health Innovation Expo

  • Nov 30, 2018 – Phoenix

2018 6th Annual Scottsdale Cure Corridor Luncheon

  • Dec 7, 2018 – Scottsdale

2018 Arizona Biosecurity Workshop

  • Dec 13, 2018 – Tempe

AZBio Trailblazer Awards and Legislator Appreciation Luncheon

  • Dec 13, 2018 – Phoenix

JPM Week 2019

  • Jan 6, 2019 – San Francisco

State Bio Friends Kick Off Reception

  • Jan 6, 2019 – San Francisco

Connect2STEM 2019

  • Jan 26, 2019 – Phoenix

BIO 2019 – It Starts with One

  • Jun 3, 2019 – Philadelphia

The MedTech Conference 2019

  • Sep 23, 2019 – Boston

Arizona Bioscience Week – AZBW 2019

  • Sep 30, 2019 –

AZBio Awards

  • Oct 2, 2019 – Phoenix 

Save the date: AZBio Government Affairs Call: 

Thursday, November 8th at 3 PM 

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