FROM LEFT: Joan Koerber-Walker, Arizona Bioindustry Association; James Foley, Botanisol Analytics; Gholam Peyman, MD, Arizona Retinal Specialists; Michael Hogan PhD, PathogenDx; and Mohammad Albanna, PhD, Humabiologics. (Photo by Bruce Andersen, AZ Big Media)

October 5, 2021

AZ Business Magazine

Watch ‘Celebrating Life & Science’ now to kick off bioscience week

Tune in now to watch “Celebrating Life & Science,” a special one-hour broadcast event highlighting inspiring stories of Arizonans working together and using science to make life better for people everywhere. The event kicks off Arizona Bioscience Week.

“Arizona Bioscience Week is a celebration that brings together our community and raises public awareness of the inspiring work being done each day by Arizona researchers, innovators and healthcare professionals,” said Joan Koerber-Walker, president and CEO of the Arizona Bioindustry Association, Inc. (AZBio).

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Arizona Bioscience Week showcases how Arizonans are advancing life changing and life saving innovations along the path from discovery to development to delivery.

“Bringing these stories to television allows us to share our thanks with everyone in the state who is supporting this important work,” says Koerber-Walker.

Celebrating Life & Science will introduce viewers to some of Arizona’s leading healthcare and innovation leaders including:

• AZBio Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient Gholam Peyman, MD the inventor of LASIK eye surgery;

• Arizona Bioscience Leader of the Year honoree, Mark A. Slater, PhD, of the HonorHealth Research and Innovation Institute;

• Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year, Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD, of the University of Arizona;

• Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year, Thomas Schumann of the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation at GateWay Community College; and

• 2021 AZBio Public Service Award recipient, the Honorable Kate Brophy McGee.

Designed in the popular news magazine format, Celebrating Life & Science segments give viewers an inside look at life changing work being done at Arizona research centers and how Arizona companies are turning research into the products and services that keep us healthy and keep us safe.

Company feature segments will include Arizona Bioscience Company of the Year, BioLab Sciences, along with Fast Lane honorees Botanisol Analytics, Humabiologics, Inc., and PathogenDx.

Arizona leaders will also share their insights in special guest appearances recognizing the efforts of over 300,000 life science and healthcare workers across the state.