For Business and Bio there is new opportunity in the cloud

There’s lots of talk of cloud computing these days.  From basic accounting to sales and from marketing/media to HR management companies are leveraging new resources to move forward faster.

But the cloud is not just for administrative applications.  Cloud computing is causing a major shift in how we tackle complex scientific opportunities.  Check out this video from IBM on how researchers from ETH Zurich, IBM and high-performance cloud computing are leading in the bioscience field across the cloud.

 

2011 AZBIO Award Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the 2011 AZBIO Awards. 

(Nominations are open from July 4, 2011 – August 30, 2011)

Join AZBio and the Arizona Biosciences Community in recognising the accomplishment of individuals and companies that represent the best of Arizona bioscience.  Finalists will be announced in September, 2011  and the awards will be announced on the BIG night at the 2011 AZBio Awards on October 13. 2011 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass. Click Here for the Nomination Form.

Click here to get all the latest updates on the AZBio Awards and Expo, Check out the agenda, learn about sponsorships and more.

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Highlights from AZBIO’s week in DC

After months of planning and collaboration the Arizona contingent packed our bags and headed out to Washington, D.C. to join the bioscience world at the 2011 BIO International Convention.  Erin and I headed out early Saturday morning to Sky Harbor where we boarded our USAIR flight to DC.  Packed in our bags was our new AZBIO information package hot off the press after long hours of collaboration by the AZBIO Marketing and Communications Committee, especially Renee Narvaez of DPR and Lisa Minzey of Affordable Image who worked overtime to get us ready to go .  (You can see the online version here at Scribd. )

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

During his 5-year tenure leading at the University of Arizona, President Robert Shelton created both an impressive tenure and laid the foundation for a  lasting legacy.  Shelton will depart the UA at the end of next month, having served five years as the institution’s 19th president. He will become executive director of the Fiesta Bowl, beginning August 1, 2011.   Read more here.

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First Things First

In an industry like ours, doing things in the right order matters.  It does not matter of you are working in the lab, biz dev or the front office.  When you forget to put first things first you might not get the outcome you expect…or need.

At AZBio we have been investing our time in research.  For us that means getting out of the office and into the  community to talk to Members, create opportunities to connect and to listen to what they have to say.  Whether we are are in one-on-one visits to Members and their companies, meetings at the GPEC, The Desert Angels or BCLSA or hanging out with the AZBio Gang at Beer and Bio, we’ve been asking questions and gathering data on what you, our members want and need.   So far this research has led to some new developments and there are a lot more coming,  Here are FIVE important things you said…Continue reading

AZBio News – April and May 2011

Green and lean: Secreting bacteria eliminate cost  barriers for renewable biofuel production

Kinetic Muscles, Inc. Celebrates 10 year anniversary

Yulex names Jim Mitchell COO by Angela Gonzales, Phoenix Business Journal

Laura Gonzalez selected for Phoenix Business Journal’s ‘Forty Under 40’ honors

ISO 13485 Certification Achieved by Regenesis Biomedical

Dr. David Eberhard joins Flagship as Chief Medical Pathologist

University of Minnesota licenses multiplexing software to Flagship Biosciences

Deadline for NCI SBIR and STTR 2011 Omnibus Solicitation proposals is August 5, 2011

Small Business Innovation ResearchThe National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs, one of the largest sources of early-stage technology financing in the United States, have several funding opportunities available to small businesses and research institutions.  Below are details for the funding opportunities that have upcoming deadlines:

The 2011 Omnibus Solicitation is an investigator-initiated grant funding opportunity that enables small businesses to apply for funding across a wide range of cancer related topic areas. U.S. small businesses with the research capabilities and technological expertise described in the Omnibus Solicitation are encouraged to submit investigator-initiated SBIR & STTR grant applications for the identified topics. The next deadline for receipt of NCI SBIR & STTR 2011 Omnibus Solicitation proposals is August 5, 2011.Continue reading

AZ Technology Workforce Survey Needs Your Input

A message from the Arizona Technology Council and its partners

It’s a commonly heard complaint among Arizona high-technology employers: we can’t find enough right-skilled workers to meet our needs.  Yet the state’s educational institutions and training agencies say they produce lots of that talent.

Getting to the bottom of that discrepancy – and really understanding whether there is a gap between demand for and supply of technology workers in Arizona – is the aim behind a comprehensive study that the Arizona Technology Council and its partners have commissioned.Continue reading