In The Loop for the week of August 22, 2011

In The Loop for the week of August 22, 2011

It’s time to pick up our momentum and move our bioscience industry forward faster.

At AZBio, we’re committed to keeping you In The Loop with weekly updates along with news

on opportunities and events to help you get connected, engaged, and involved.

CEO Update for the Week of August 22, 2011


Make the most of this last week of August! 


  • Now is the time to step into the spotlight and nominate your company for AZBio Fast Lane recognition and the AZBio AwardsNominations close in August.  To learn more, click here.
  • Early Bird discounts end August 31st for the AZBio Awards and EXPO. Sign up early and SAVE.

  • Tuesday’s Beer & Bio is at Bliss ReBar in downtown Phoenix around the corner from TGEN, IGC, and the BioMedical Campus.

  • Sharpen Your Competitive Edge with an AZBio BizPath Workshop on Wednesday @ PADT in Tempe.
  • Join us Friday @SkySong and get involved by joining the Event or Outreach Committees – Its a great way to get connected.


Moving Forward Faster starts with getting engaged, sharing your knowledge, showcasing your talents, and learning from others.  All these opportunities are yours this week at AZBio. Don’t let opportunity pass YOU by.

Check out the AZBio Membership Roster to see all of the great organizations that are committed to growing a vibrant biosciences industry here in Arizona.  Not an AZBio Member Yet?  Need to renew?

To begin your AZBio Membership and to renew on-line click here.





Join us

October 13 – 14, 2011

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, Arizona

 Celebrate the best of Arizona bioscience,

share ideas, and move things forward…FASTER.

Don’t miss the…

  • Discovery Session (Student Poster Session)
  • Special Guest Keynote by IBM’s Watson
  • AZBio Awards and Fast Lane Recognition

  • Keynotes by Dr. Michael Birt and Kathy Kolbe
  • Local and Global Leaders sharing what we need and where we’re going
  • Break out sessions on BioBiz, BioScience, and What’s HOT in AZ  
Early Bird discounts end August 31st.

Sign up early and SAVE.

Click here to get all the latest updates, check out the agenda, learn about sponsorships and more.  The Speaker list is posted – Check out the agenda for  list of leaders who will be sharing the stage!


Nominating your company, an individual, or an organization is a great way to raise the visibility of our state and attract the attention of investors, partners and collaborators.

 The deadline for nominations is

August 31st.

Jon W. McGarity Leadership Award • Bioscience Company of the Year • Fast Lane Awards • Public Service Award • Award for Research Excellence • Michael A. Cusanovich Bioscience Educator of the Year

Click here to place a nomination and shine a spotlight on our industry leaders. (Deadline is 8/31/2011)

Community Support Allows Us to Support You.

Click here to view the event and sponsorship brochure

Don’t forget to join AZBio or renew your membership. AZBio Members get BIG savings.

To begin your AZBio Membership and to renew on-line click here.

Help us connect to Arizona’s future bioscience leaders to our leaders of today.

Check out the new AZBio Sponsor a Student Program


Featured Events: Regaining Your Competitive Edge

An AZBio Biz Path Educational Workshop

Presented by Charles Loew, President of Maset, LLC

You have leading edge technology, best in class service, and superior expertise. Why is the journey so hard?



Regaining Your Competitive Edge:

How to compete in the new economy


Even best in class companies have to continually work to gain and maintain a competitive edge in today’s economy. Join us as industry expert Charles Loew shares the secret around regaining our edge…and keeping it.

Learn the four keys to competitive advantage:

Identify a Fundamental Objective

Create an Empowered Work Force

Develop a Culture to Eliminate Defects

Develop a Culture to remove waste and unnecessary steps in EVERY process across the organization

Charles Loew, founder of Maset, LLC, has spent almost half a century helping companies and teams gain their competitive edge. Working across multiple industries, both as leader in-house and as a consultant, he has worked with global corporations, startups and within his own company which he founded in 2000. In the health care and biosciences arena, Maset LLC’s client list has included Eli Lilly, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Guidant, St Joseph Hospital, the FDA, ACS – Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Allina Health System and Boston Health Care Consulting just to name a few.

This AZBio Biz Path event repeats in Central AZ, Northern AZ, and Southern AZ – Check the schedule below for the location near you.

Join us for Beer & BIO

TUESDAY, Aug 23, 2011

Beer & Bio – Central AZ

Join us @ BLISS ReBAR in Phoenix near TGen and IGC

MONDAY, Aug 29, 2011

Beer & Bio – Northern AZ

Tinderbox Kitchen

TUESDAY, Sept 13, 2011

Beer & Bio – Southern AZ

Join us @ THE WILDCAT HOUSE  near U of A

Sponsoring a Beer and BIO event is a great way to get connected. For more information contact

AZBio Purchasing Power Pays!

Did you know that many AZBio Members experience significant

savings each year with the

AZBio Purchasing Power Program

Get big savings from VWR, Office Depot, Federal Express, HUB, Chubb and many more great companies.

Your company’s participation supports AZBIO and makes and impact where it matters most – on your bottom line!

Be sure to check out how your company can save with the AZBio Purchasing Power program.

In times like these, every opportunity to save counts



AZBio – Business Office

107 S. Southgate Drive

Chandler, AZ 85226

AZBio @SkySong

1475 N. Scottsdale Road

Suite 200

Scottsdale, AZ 85257



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Partner Events:  Opportunity Reminders:
Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine:

Can the Humanities Heal Medical Practice?

September 13, 2011 – Phoenix

September 14, 2011 – Tucson

Sponsored by the Flinn Foundation

ATIC Public Meeting – Telemedicine and EMR

In partnership with AZBio and the U of A College of Medicine

September 22, 2011 – Phoenix

Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference

In partnership with OTEF

November 16, 2011

Governor’s Celebration of Innovation

In partnership with the Arizona Technology Council, AZBio members may attend at the AZTC Member rate.

November 17, 2011

What’s Happening @AZBio This Week?



Aug 23, 2011

Beer & Bio Central AZ in Phoenix @ BLISS ReBAR

Aug 24, 2011

Regaining Your Competitive Edge: How to compete in the new economy

An AZBio BizPath Seminar @ PADT with industry expert Charles Loew

Aug 26, 2011
AZBio Event Committee Meeting

@ SkySong or Dial in at 800-444-2801 access code 1196450

AZBio Outreach Committee Meeting

@ SkySong or Dial in at 800-444-2801 access code 1196450


Mark Your Calendars

Aug 29, 2011

Regaining Your Competitive Edge: How to compete in the new economy

An AZBio BizPath Seminar at @ NACET with industry expert Charles Loew, hosted by NACET

Beer & Bio in Northern AZ

Escape the heat and join us @ Tinderbox Kitchen in Flagstaff

Sept 13, 2011

Beer & Bio – Southern AZ

Join us @ THE WILDCAT HOUSE  near U of A

Sept 15, 2011

Regaining Your Competitive Edge: How to compete in the new economy An AZBio BizPath Seminar at @ The Beacon Group with industry expert Charles Loew. Hosted by Lovitt and Touche

Sept 27, 2011

Open House at the Medtronic Tempe Campus

Educational Session, Tours, and Reception

SPONSORED By Halina Janus Associates

August 31, 2011

Early Bird Discounts Fly Away!

The AZBio Awards and BIOEXPO 2011

October 13 & 14, 2011

Deadline for Invest Southwest Applications is September 1, 2011.

Get yours in EARLY!


Check out the latest posts and more on the AZBio Blog

AZBio Supporters Help Us Support YOU.

Please Support them too!


Arizona Commerce Authority

Flinn Foundation


Celgene Corporation

Polsinelli Shughart

Up Stream Consulting



Affordable Image

ASU SkySong


Drip Media

Northern Arizona University



City of Phoenix

Lohman Company, PLLC

Medtronic Tempe Campus

PADT Medical

Provista Life Science

The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University

The Phoenix Business Journal

The University of Arizona

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