Category Archives: AZBio News

Report shows global medtech industry emerging from global recession

Pulse of the Industry: Medical technology report 2011

September 2011 via AdvaMed

An overview of the United States, European and Global medical technology industry with performance metrics and analysis of the context within which the industry operates. Demographic, regulatory, macro-economic and expanding non-traditional markets create a need for innovative approaches to developing better medical technologies going forward. Click to download >>  Continue reading

Want To Move Forward Faster? Activate The Collaborative Gene

clip_image002Arizona biosciences sector demonstrates how to accelerate innovation and job growth and offers insight on how Washington can keep things moving forward faster by activating its “collaborative gene.”

These days tales of economic vitality are few and far between making Arizona’s bioscience sector an inspiration to all as the nation focuses on jobs and economic recovery. Continue reading

ASU’s Michael Birt calls for a shift toward sustainable health at the Arizona BioIndustry Association’s 2011 Expo

Dr. Michael Birt

Dr. Michael Birt, Director of the Center for Sustainable Health, The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University

The Arizona BioIndustry Association will host an all-day expo highlighting the industry’s progress at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Chandler,Ariz., on Friday, Oct. 14. Kicking off the conference at 8:15 a.m. will be keynote speaker Michael Birt, director of the Center for Sustainable Health at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University.

In Birt’s address, “Sustaining Health: How Do We Prevent and Detect Disease Early Enough to Keep People Healthy … at a Cost We Can Afford?” he will call for a shift in our health system to reward cost-effective prevention, early detection and intervention. Such a shift and the technology that it would require has the potential to spur growth among bioscience organizations, reduce patient suffering, and lowering health care costs. Continue reading

AZBio welcomes new leaders


AZBio welcomes new leaders: Arizona BioIndustry  Association Elects IBM’s Ennesser and  Ventana Medical Systems’  Miller to Board of Directors and Galster as Chair. Continue reading

All access genome: New study explores packaging of DNA

September 22, 2011

Biophysicist Marcia Levitus of the Biodesign Institute.

While efforts to unlock the subtleties of DNA have produced remarkable insights into the code of life, researchers still grapple with fundamental questions. For example, the underlying mechanisms by which human genes are turned on and off – generating essential proteins, determining our physical traits, and sometimes causing disease – remain poorly understood. Continue reading

UA Office of University Research Parks Receives National Recognition

(Tucson, Arizona)  The UA Office of University Research Parks received national
recognition for Excellence in Economic Development from the International
Economic Development Council (IEDC). Continue reading

SynCardia’s Total Artificial Heart Rescues LVAD Patient

University Hospital of Nantes Transplants 51-Year-Old French Gypsy after 177 Days of Life with the Total Artificial Heart Continue reading

2011 AZBio Awards Honorees Announced

The Arizona BioIndustry is Moving Forward Faster in 2011

The Arizona BioIndustry Association has selected finalists and honorees for its annual awards gala to be held at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass on Oct. 13.  Awards to be presented include: 2011 Michael A. Cusanovich  Educator of the Year, Fast Lane Company Awards, the Arizona Bioscience Company of the Year, the Jon W. McGarity Bioscience Leader of the Year Award, and the Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year Award.

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National LambdaRail appoints Crow as head of Chairman’s Advisory Council

September 14, 2011

Patrick Soon-Shiong, chairman and CEO of National LambdaRail, announced the appointment of ASU President Michael M. Crow as head of a new Chairman’s Advisory Council.Aided by a $100 million guarantee from the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health to upgrade and extend its network to support big science projects, the council will help guide the new mission of National LambdaRail, the 12,000-mile-high-performance communications network linking the nation’s leading research institutions. Continue reading

Regenesis Biomedical takes to the stage at the AdvaMed 2011 MedTech

Regenesis Biomedical to Participate in the AdvaMed 2011 MedTech Conference:  Selected to present in the Wound Management category and serve as a panelist on Emerging Growth Companies.

Scottsdale, Arizona, September 5, 2011 — Regenesis Biomedical, Inc., a medical technology company focused on regenerative medicine, announced today that it was selected to present at the AdvaMed 2011 MedTech conference. Regenesis presents in the Wound Management category. The aim of the conference is to connect companies that have an innovative medical technology to parties interested in investing capital, partnering, or initiating strategic alliances. Continue reading