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Scottsdale to host the fifth annual Cure Corridor event focused on the impact of technology on healthcare

Scottsdale Cure Corridor


Scottsdale, Ariz. (Nov. 27, 2017)– Registration is in its final week for the Fifth Annual Cure Corridor event which will host a significant lineup of Cure Corridor partners sharing their insights into the future of the Cure Corridor and bio-life science industry Dec. 8. The event will be held at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. Networking begins at 11 a.m. with the program starting at 11:30 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m.

This year’s event features keynote speaker Andrew Hessel, a futurist and catalyst in biological technologies. Andrew’s career has been focused on helping industry, academics, and authorities better understand the rapid changes happening in life science. He is a Distinguished Researcher with Autodesk Inc. in its San Francisco-based Life Sciences group, which is creating software tools for molecular and living systems. He is also the co-founder of Humane Genomics, which is developing virus-based therapies for cancer, starting with dogs.

Andrew will lead a discussion focused on the following topics:

  • How will the changes in genetic technologies affect government, business or investments?
  • What impact will these technologies have on intellectual property, regulations or policy?
  • How can ones organization or region adapt to keep pace with biological innovation?

Following Andrew’s speech a panel of notable industry leaders will take the stage moderated by Dr. Stephen Gately, President and CEO of TD2, to discuss the future of health care innovation on the Cure Corridor. Participating panelists include:

The Fifth Annual Cure Corridor Event is brought to you by Title Sponsor Cigna and presented by the Scottsdale Business Development Forum in partnership with the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce and Scottsdale Economic Development.  

Driven by Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane’s passion for the health care and bio-life science industry, the event is designed to bring awareness to the many important developments in the bio-life science and health care industries in Scottsdale and across the nation. Past Cure Corridor events have influenced public policy, sparked fresh motivation for innovation, and brought new bio-life science companies to the area.

“Our focus is on economic development in health care, logistics, emerging technology, delivery systems and the enabling technologies and developments that support each of these areas,” said Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane. “Health care and bio-life science businesses thrive in Scottsdale and this event connects us all so that each year we have a new understanding of different segments of the marketplace.”

Additional sponsors and supporters include Arizona Bank & Trust, Arizona Public Service - Community & Economic Development, HonorHealth, Primus Pharmaceuticals, Salt River Project, Systems Imagination and the Scottsdale IDA.


About the City of Scottsdale

Scottsdale is one of the state’s leading job centers, with a diverse economy built on medical research, high-tech innovation, tourism and corporate headquarters. Scottsdale is home to nearly 18,000 businesses supplying over 150,000 jobs. The high-tech innovation center SkySong, located just a few miles from Downtown, is designed to help companies grow through a unique partnership with nearby Arizona State University. The Scottsdale Cure Corridor is a partnership of premier health care providers and biomedical companies seeking to advance medicine and patient care through cutting-edge research. For more information, visit

About the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading organization dedicated to serving Scottsdale, regional businesses and community prosperity through advocacy, access to leaders, economic development, connectivity and business education.  Our Vision is simple and direct; To build a vibrant and prosperous community through business leadership.


Media Contacts:

Christian Green
Economic Development Manager
City of Scottsdale
(480) 312-2612


Cheri’ Valentino

Vice President

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce

(480) 355-2708