Category Archives: Opportunities

Put Your Business on The Map!

The 2012 Silicon Desert Map & Calendar (due out this November).

Be included in the exclusive synergistic map/calendar titled SILICON DESERT, a powerful industry symbol that effectively brings together – the Arizona’sindustry leaders on one promotional poster displayed all year and distributed worldwide.”  Our unique media simultaneouslybrings you an audience of Arizona’s best and most-trusted brands.

View the large sample at

See more information on the project at

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SILICON DESERT Map is an industry icon recognized worldwide.

Poster/Calendars stay displayed all year and viewed many times.

Distributed locally, nationally, and worldwide to corp. offices and overseas affiliates.

  • Map impressions = (10,000 posters) x 3 views per day x 1 year = over 10 Million impressions!
  • Promotional mix of the map, calendar, and custom imprint lend promotion effectiveness; collectively, ensuring your company’s brand is –displayed and regularly viewed– by your relevant audience.  –Inculcating your message for one full year!

Promotion Effectiveness

  • Promotes your company as an industry leader; choice employer; and world-class innovator.
  • Touts your commitment to the region and  worldwide.
  • 10,000+ copies distributed worldwide.
  • 95%+ display rate!
  • Exacting graphic designs. –Suitable of framing!
  • Rich foil custom imprint – your “mini billboard”, features your message. –Clearly readable from 25ft.
  • Practical 12 Month Calendar: Keeps your target audience looking at your custom imprint, all year.
  • Foil embossed header. –Creates quality impression and appearance.
  • Hosted online with interactive logos offering direct links to your website.  80,000 -100,000+ hits, per months.
  • Airport Signage –  We offer sponsorship of the SILICON DESERT Map on a large backlit signs at PHX.
  • Print, Internet and Airport advertising, for a fair investment!


“Maps are a universal medium for communication, easily understood and appreciated by most people, regardless of language or culture.” –Merriam 1996.

Options and Special Rates for AZBio Members :

1.    $995.00 – Ad Space (i.e., Logo URL and Facility Photo).  Insertion: 10,000+ copies.
2.   $1,545.00 – Ad Space, includes 100 custom imprinted 20” x 30” poster/calendars

(Imprint set-up is needed fee for new accounts or changes).

3.    $8,900.00 – 1 Year Corporate Airport Sponsor (1ft x 1ft Ad Space) at Phoenix Sky Harbor international Airport

For more information contact:

Mike Desrosiers

Silicon Maps, Inc.
925.314.1130, ext.11

Join AZBio at the Personalized Medicine World Conference

The Journey to Commercialization

PMWC 2012’s “Into The Clinic” session delves into both companies’ and clinicians’ perspectives with a particular focus on the benefits that patients presently gain from Personalized Medicine, as well as on approaches arriving in the near future.This is one of six sessions showcased in the PMWC 2012 program.    Join AZBio and come build your knowledge-base by interacting with Personalized Medicine’s VIP players …only at the PMWC 2012. Continue reading

NCI SBIR offers $8M in new contract funding opportunities

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program recently announced $8 million in new contract funding opportunities to assist innovative small businesses with cancer research and technology development. This year, NCI SBIR has announced 12 new contract funding opportunities in a range of novel technology areas. Continue reading

Should Germany be your medical device’s gateway to Europe

U.S. Commercial Service Webinar:  Germany –  Top Choice for U.S. Medical Technology

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Time: noon EDT/ 11 a.m. CDT/ 9 a.m. PDT
Place:  Online webinar on your computer
Fee: $75 per person

Join the U.S. Commercial Service’s webinar to gain expertise in using Germany as your gateway into the European Union as well as understanding the reimbursement challenges faced by American companies selling to the German Healthcare Market.  The German Healthcare Market is the largest in Europe.  It was 11.6 % of GDP (2009); employed 5.4 million people; and accounted for expenditures of € 278.3 billion in 2009.  According to the German Medical Technology Association (BVMed), the medical devices segment employed 170,000 and generated expenditures of
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VWR Captured the AZBio Early Bird

TVWR captured the AZBio Early Birdhe Early Bird Discounts for the AZBio Awards and Expo flew away on August 31st.   Thanks to VWR  you can still save!  VWR is the expert on helping AZBio members save money.  Their team searched high and low and captured the Early Bird!

How can you capture the Early Bird too? 

Simply register and attend an AZBio regional event in September and get your VWR Early Bird Discount Coupon.  Use your coupon for a discount of $50 off for a single day (Awards or Expo) ticket or a discount of $100 off of a  full conference ticket (Awards + Expo).  Supplies are limited.  Get yours today BEFORE the Early Bird breaks free again. Continue reading

Webinar: Bringing Science to the Marketplace

The Office of Cancer Centers Learning Series Webinar Presents:   Bringing Science to the Marketplace: The NCI’s Small Business Innovation Research Program  Continue reading

Opportunity to Partner with the US Air Force– Deadline to apply is 08 31 2011

Source: Air Force Medical Support Agency

Deadline: August 31, 2011

Awards:  $49,500,000/5 years by awarding 10-20 awards per year with the estimated value of each award being $100K to $1M annually, with total contract values of up to $3M over 3 year periods.

Requirements & Process: Submit 3-page white paper and 1-page quad chart following Air Force template that aligns with research in these five medical modernization areas below. Companies must have active Central Contractor Registration (CCR) prior to submitting an application or proposal and provide DUNS number when submitting. Within 45 days, those selected as meeting Air Force needs will be asked to submit a technical and cost proposal. The awards are expected to be made in the May-July 2012 timeframe.

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Opportunities Abound this Summer

There are lots of upcoming opportunities to move your bioscience business forward faster.  Be sure to check these out: Continue reading

AdvaMed 2011 creates opportunity for investment and partnerships



An increasing number of investors are coming to AdvaMed 2011: The MedTech Conference

AdvaMed has posted the names of the key executives and investors attending and are adding more to the more confirmed names every day.  Click here to view the  list of executives who have committed to attend the event thus far. 

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Invest Southwest Deadline Approaching

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This year’s Invest Southwest is being held in conjunction with Venture Capital of the Rockies and will bring many new investors, capital groups and institutions to Arizona. Continue reading