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Arizona has a sizable and rapidly growing bioscience industry. State bioscience firms employed 25,686 in 2016 in 1,310 individual business establishments. Industry employment has grown by 9 percent since 2014, twice the growth rate of the nation, with four of the five major subsectors adding jobs during the period. Both drugs and pharmaceuticals and research, testing and medical labs have experienced double-digit job growth since 2014. Arizona inventors have been awarded nearly 2,000 bioscience-related patents since 2014, among the second quintile of states in patent activity. Since 2015, NIH awards to Arizona institutions have increased, reaching $189 million in FY 2017. (Get The Facts)

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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 Arizona’s bioscience industry.  AZBio membership includes patient advocacy organizations, life science innovators, educators, healthcare partners and leading business organizations. AZBio is the statewide affiliate of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and works in partnership with AdvaMed, MDMA, and PhRMA to advance innovation and to ensure that the value delivered from life-changing and life-saving innovation benefits people in Arizona and around the world.

 

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Arizona Commerce Authority Announced Awardees in the Fall Arizona Innovation Challenge

PHOENIX, AZ (December 11, 2019) — The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced today 10 awardees in the Fall 2019 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The business plan competition — one of the largest in the country — is designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by helping early-stage ventures scale.

Accelerate Diagnostics Announces Executive Transition: Lawrence Mehren to Retire as Chief Executive Officer; Jack Phillips Appointed as Successor

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXDX) today announced that Lawrence Mehren will retire from the company. Jack Phillips, the company’s Chief Operating Officer, has been unanimously appointed by the board to the position, effective February 1, 2020. Mr. Mehren will support the transition process, remaining as a key advisor to […]

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