arizona bioindustry association Archives

Medtronic’s Gordon Steere earns AZBio Pioneer Award


Gordon Steere, who led Medtronic Tempe from 1997 -2008, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 AZBio Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Arizona BioIndustry Association. “During a period of rapid growth and innovation across our industry, Gordon Steere led the Medtronic team in the creation of one of the leading life… Read More →

Clinical trials change Arizona’s bioscience, business sectors


Last November, Arizona voters resoundingly passed Prop. 303 making it legal in Arizona for companies and physicians to provide terminally ill patients the “right to try” investigational drugs or therapies outside an FDA approved clinical trial.    While it sounded good in the short description provided to voters, in reality, it is unlikely to provide… Read More →

What would you do with a billion dollars?


Last week, Representative Bob Robson , Speaker pro tempore of the Arizona House of Representatives introduced House Bill 2033 which would create a funding vehicle to enable our universities to maintain and expand our research infrastructure at that level. At a time when the state is projecting a $500 million budget shortfall in fiscal 2014-15… Read More →

Koerber-Walker will chair State Medical Technology Alliance


The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has named Joan Koerber-Walker as chair of the association’s State Medical Technology Alliance (SMTA). Koerber-Walker is president and CEO of the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio), Arizona’s statewide life science trade association, representing emerging and established leaders across the full spectrum of medical technologies and industrial biotechnology. SMTA is a consortium… Read More →

AZBio honors Fast Lane Award winners


Three innovative and ground-breaking companies were honored by the Arizona Bioindustry Association at the AZBio Awards on Sept. 17 as AZBio Fast Lane Award honorees. The companies honored were: • Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing novel therapeutic agents, diagnostics, and lifestyle recommendations that make possible the treatment of risk factors for cancer. • Pinnacle… Read More →

Bioscience innovators will pitch at White Hat Investors


Bioindustry Associations from across the Rocky Mountain Southwest Region are coming together to present an opportunity for Angels, Venture Capitalists and Strategic Investors to connect with the biotech and healthcare investment opportunities from across the Rocky Mountain Southwest states at White Hat Investors 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona on September 17 and 18, 2014. “The West… Read More →

ASU’s Arntzen Named Bioscience Researcher of the Year


Charles J. Arntzen, PhD, the founding director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, has been named the 2014 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year. The award is given annually to the life science researcher in Arizona who has made the most significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge and the understanding of biological… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Most Influential Women


They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of men. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2014, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. The Most Influential Women were honored Thursday at a reception… Read More →

Jewett Named Arizona Bioscience Leader of the Year


Jack B. Jewett, President & CEO of the Flinn Foundation, will be honored with the Jon W. McGarity Arizona Bioscience Leader of the Year Award by the Arizona BioIndustry Association. “Great leaders embrace possibilities and take the steps to make them reality. Jack B. Jewett has done more than just take steps,” shared Joan Koerber-Walker,… Read More →

Joan Koerber Walker – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Joan Koerber Walker – CEO, Arizona Bioindustry Association An entrepreneur, investor, advisor and former Fortune 500 executive, Koerber-Walker works on behalf of the Arizona bioscience industry to support the growth of the industry on the local and national level. Greatest accomplishment: “Developing and maintaining relationships with a diverse community of leaders around the world.” Surprising… Read More →

AZBio honors ASU scientist Curtiss

AZBio Pioneer Honoree Roy Curtiss, III, Ph.D. of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. Photo Courtesy of ASU.

Roy Curtiss, III, Ph.D., of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 AZBio Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Arizona Bioindustry Association. “During his career, Roy Curtiss has had a profound impact on microbiology research and been a true pioneer in developing salmonella-based vaccines that… Read More →

Bioindustry honors Innovators at AZBio Awards


The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) today announced that more than 350 leaders from across the State of Arizona will be gathering at the Phoenix Convention Center on October 10, 2013 to celebrate AZBio’s 10thanniversary as Arizona’s statewide bioindustry association and to recognize the leaders, innovators and companies that are making Arizona one of the fastest… Read More →

Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Breaking New Ground

man looking at molecular structure model

Arizona’s bioscience roadmap has helped guide the state into the future. A political breakthrough, not a scientific one, may be the biggest spark for the Valley’s burgeoning bioscience industry. “The bioscience industry is critical to our economic future,” says Greg Stanton, who took over as the new mayor of Phoenix in January. “While other industries… Read More →