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From Discovery To Development To Delivery

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 more than 36,000 jobs spanning 2,912 business establishments in 2021. Industry employment has grown by nearly 22 percent since 2018—twice the growth rate of the nation—with each of the five major subsectors adding jobs during the period. Arizona’s universities conducted $602 million in R&D activities in bioscience-related fields in 2020, fueled in part by steadily increasing NIH awards to Arizona institutions since 2018. Venture capital investments in Arizona bioscience companies increased significantly in 2021, and during the 2018-21 period totaled $565 million. Arizona inventors have been awarded 2,283 bioscience related patents since 2018, among the second quintile of states in patent activity. Read the Report: AZ-BIO2022 - state profile


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AZBio Members discover, develop, and deliver life-saving and life-changing innovations.

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Get Connected With Arizona's Bioindustry

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

FAST Program Applications

FEDERAL & STATE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM The Small Business Administration’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program is designed to support programs that advance innovative, technology-driven small businesses. The Arizona Commerce Authority has partnered with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to facilitate the FAST program in Arizona.

Exact Sciences and PGA Tour Champions Extend Partnership Through 2027

Tucson, Ariz. (February 1, 2023) – The PGA TOUR Champions, the Tucson Conquistadores, the First Tee Tucson, and Exact Sciences, the maker of Cologuard®, announced today that the Madison, Wisconsin-based company will now be the presenting sponsor of the Cologuard Classic. The announcement also extends Cologuard’s title sponsorship through the 2027 season. The 2023 Cologuard Classic […]

Aqualung Therapeutics Concludes ALT-100 Antibody (mAb) Dosing in Its P1a Study with no Reported SAE’s. Will Engage FDA for Clearance of the P2a PUERTA Study in Moderate/Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Patients

TUCSON, AZ / ACESSWIRE / January 31, 2023 / Aqualung Therapeutics, an early stage immunotherapeutics company with a novel anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic therapeutic platform for life-threatening unchecked inflammation/fibrosis, today announced that it has engaged Novotech, a leading Asia Pacific centered, full-service contract research organization (“CRO”) in the Asia-Pacific, United States and Europe, for its upcoming […]

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