BIO5 to Host Tech Launch Arizona Research Luncheon on Stem Cell Heart Graft

Principals of Avery Therapeutics Inc. with heart graftTech Launch Arizona will host a research forum at the Medical Research Building on the UA Health Sciences campus Thursday, Oct. 19, noon-1 p.m., that puts the spotlight on Avery Therapeutics Inc., a Tucson start-up company that holds the license on a tissue-engineered cardiac graft to treat heart failure.

To register for the event (as well as add it to your calendar via iCal, Outlook, Google or Yahoo!), visit the DOM Events listing here.

The stem cell heart patch, MyCardia™ was developed at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center. The UA BIO5 Institute also has assisted in this translational project.

Avery is headed by Jen Watson, Koevary, PhD, chief operating officer, Jordan Lancaster, PhD, chief scientific officer, and Steve Goldman, MD, chief medical officer and a UA professor of medicine and research scientist with the Sarver Heart Center. Drs. Goldman and Lancaster co-founded the company in 2013.

Dr. Goldman presented on this topic also during Medicine Grand Rounds on Oct. 26, 2016 (click to view). Avery Therapeutics also was the subject of a BizTucson magazine article this summer.

Event Location:
Medical Research Building, Room 102
University of Arizona Health Sciences Campus
1656 E. Mabel St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Register Here

A light lunch will be served. Please pre-register at the link above.

TLA Avery Therapeutics luncheon flyer imagePDF iconDownload and share the flier [PDF] for this event with your colleagues. Questions? Contact Linda Portillo at or (520) 626-2303.

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Release Date: 
09/18/2017 - 12:15pm