From Bioscience to Biobusiness Success
Dr. Robert Bowser was recruited to the Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center to direct an ALS research center using philanthropic support from Mr. Ira Fulton. He arrived to the Phoenix area in August of last year after 18 years on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Bowser’s research focuses on biomarkers of neurologic disease and he will describe how success in his academic research has also led to success in the world of biotechnology.
Talent: Developing Our Competitive Advantage
by Mara Aspinall, Health Catalysts Panelists: Stacie
Mallen, Vice President of Human Resources at Ulthera, Inc.; Brady
Young, VP of HR for TGen, Adrienne Scheck, PhD, Associate Professor of
Neurobiology at Barrow
Neurological Institute; Tom Longstreth, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a
member of the Roche Group
Closing Keynote - Dr. Glen Weiss of Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Glen Weiss, MD, MBA
Director of Clinical Research & Medical Oncologist
Western Regional Medical Center
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
The clinical research and trials program at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Goodyear, Arizona has exponentially grown under the leadership of Dr. Glen Weiss. Join us to learn more about groundbreaking new trials taking place here in our state - trials utilizing chemotherapy and immunotherapy together to harness the body's own immune system. Also, hear about CTCA’s vision for the future of cancer care.
Harry A. George, 2012 Bioscience Leader of the Year
For close to four decades, Harry George has been creating, capitalizing, and operating rapid-growth technology companies.
A quiet, action oriented leader. Harry has consistently driven Arizona’s bioscience and technology sectors forward by acting on his vision with commitment, dedication, and determination.
In recognition of his service and accomplishments, Harry A. George is the 2012 Jon W. McGarity Bioscience Leader of the Year
2012 Bioscience Company of the Year - Cord Blood Registry
The first cord blood sample ever saved by a family belonged to the son of CBR's Scientific Director.
Two decades later, CBR (Cord Blood Registry) is the largest, most experienced stem cell bank, entrusted by families worldwide.Thanks to expecting families like yours, more than 400,000 children have newborn stem cells saved with CBR. As you decide what's best for your family, it's important to understand the CBR difference in quality and experience. CBR has banked more stem cells than any other family bank and has the most experience helping families use their cord blood for medical treatments.
In October 2012, CBR was named the Arizona Bioscience Company of the Year.
Computational Genomics: Identifying Biomarkers for Precision Oncology
by Li Liu, PhD, Arizona State University
AZBio Expo 2011 Company Spotlight
The 2011 AZBio Expo brought together innovative and life saving companies from across the state along with leaders from across the industry.
Be sure to check out the highlights and a special spotlight interview where Don Isaacs, VP of Communications at SynCardia Systems, Inc. brings EmpowHER's Shana O'Conner up close and personal with the world's only Total Artificial Heart. It's why SynCardia was named the 2011 Bioscience Company of the Year.