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OUR VISION OF THE FUTURE: Arizona is a top-ten life science state.

OUR MISSION: AZBio supports the needs of Arizona’s growing life science ecosystem.

Arizona’s bioscience industry is growing rapidly and reached nearly 30,000 jobs spanning 2,160 business establishments in 2018. Industry employment has grown by 15 percent since 2016—twice the growth rate of the nation—with each of the five major subsectors adding jobs during the period. Arizona’s universities conducted nearly $580 million in R&D activities in bioscience-related fields in 2018, fueled in part by steadily increasing NIH awards to Arizona institutions since 2016. Venture capital investments in Arizona bioscience companies increased in 2019, and during the 2016-19 period totaled $349 million. Arizona inventors have been awarded 2,178 bioscience-related patents since 2016, among the second quintile of states in patent activity.

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A key component in Arizona’s life science ecosystem, the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) is the only statewide organization exclusively focused on growing Arizona’s bioscience industry.  

AZBio  Member Organizations in the fields of business, research and education, health care delivery, economic development, government, and other professions involved in the biosciences are the key drivers of the growth of Arizona's life science sector.  As the unified voice of our industry in Arizona, AZBio strives to make Arizona a place where bioscience organizations can grow and succeed.

AZBio works nationally and globally with the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), and leading patient advocacy organizations.

Through these relationships, AZBio has access to information, contacts, resources, cost saving programs, and the global bioscience and medtech community.

Success Stories – Good News from Arizona’s BioIndustry

Preclinical studies show Aqualung Therapeutic’s eNAMPT- targeting ALT-100 mAb to reduce severity of aggressive prostate cancer

Preclinical prostate cancer (PCa] studies published in the December 17th, 2021 issue of Pharmaceuticals show Aqualung Therapeutic’s ALT-100 mAb to significantly improve overall survival and to reduce distal metastases in SCID mice implanted with human prostate cancer (PCa] cells. Aqualung Therapeutics is an early stage immunotherapeutics company with an anti-inflammatory therapeutic platform to address life-threatening […]

Arizona State University Biodesign Institute receives three new grants totaling $5.2 million to advance the fight against Parkinson’s disease

The Michael J. Fox Foundation has awarded three new grants totaling $5.2 million to Arizona State University (ASU) to explore three pioneering treatments for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The awards will fund research led by Principal Investigator Dr. Jeffrey H. Kordower, each targeting underlying causes of the disease, which currently affects nearly 1 million people in the U.S. alone. […]

Preparing to deliver next-generation therapeutics

Mayo Clinic is among the academic medical centers on the cusp of biomanufacturing next-generation cell and gene therapies that offer hope of new cures for rare and complex diseases. Biomanufacturing this new era of biologic medicines is much different than manufacturing pharmaceuticals from complex molecules. It requires highly specialized lab infrastructure, new processes and new scientific […]

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