Author Archives: Joan Koerber-Walker

About Joan Koerber-Walker

As President and CEO of the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) and a member of the AZBio Board of Directors, Joan Koerber-Walker works on behalf of the Arizona Bioscience and Medical Technology Industry to support the growth of the industry, its members and our community on the local and national level. Ms. Koerber-Walker is also a life science investor and has served on the boards of numerous for-profit and non-profit organizations. In the life science industry, Ms. Koerber-Walker serves as Arizona’s representative to the State Medical Technology Alliance (SMTA), a consortium of state and regional trade associations representing their local medical technology companies which she chaired in 2015 and represents Arizona as a member of the Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA) and the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI). She is co-founder of White Hat Health Ventures LLC and serves as its managing member.

Collaborative gene impacts Arizona life science sector

On May 12, 2017, Gov. Doug Ducey signed Arizona’s $9.8 billion 2018-2019 budget which provides bonding authority for $1 billion for investments in University Research Infrastructure.  This investment continues a collaboration between the State of Arizona, industry leaders, philanthropists, and Arizona’s universities that is driving the Arizona life science sector towards its goal of becoming… Read More →

Arizona Senate passes $1B boost for university research

At 11:01 p.m. on Thursday May 4, 2017, the Arizona Senate passed HB 2547: university infrastructure capital financing; appropriations paving the way for up to $1 billion in bonds to expand and maintain university research infrastructure at Arizona’s public universities. HB2547 is part of a set of budget bills that make up Arizona’s $9.8 Billion Budget… Read More →

How banking a baby’s Umbilical cord blood can help those fighting leukemia, lymphoma

baby chord blood

Minutes after my granddaughter was born I watched as the nurse collected her cord blood for banking. It was so easy and it only took a few minutes. Today, cord blood stem cells donated from another Mom and Baby will be used to help save the life of someone I love who is fighting acute… Read More →